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Tips For Protecting Your Corn From Pest Birds

The United States is the largest producer of corn in the world, reserving 96 million acres of land for rolling cornfields. Because of this, a good ear of sweet corn has become a summer staple for many families across the states. It’s also become a favorite for crows, starlings, magpies and other species of birds who can sometimes destroy entire crops of corn if not taken care of.

If you’re noticing an influx of birds and a decrease in corn production, you may want to utilize one or several of the following tasks to keep pesky birds out of your stalks.

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Pros and Cons of Fruit Netting

There are a lot of factors that go into producing a successful and bountiful harvest from your fruit trees. One of the more exasperating of tasks can often be keeping local wildlife from stealing the fruits of your labor—literally. For decades, farmers have deployed various tricks to deter our winged friends from picking apart fruit and leaving behind damaged, unsellable products. Bird netting is among one of the most common bird repellent methods. While it has been proven to be effective, it isn’t without its fair share of problems, either.

Before you purchase expensive rolls of netting, compare the pros and cons of bird netting to determine if this tactic is right for you.

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Three Ways to Keep Birds Away From the Patio, Porch and Deck

The sound of chirping birds is a telltale sign of summer days. It’s the background to family barbecues, late night bonfires, all day pool parties and early morning coffees in the garden. While the singing can trigger sunny memories, if these birds take claim to your patio, the summer nostalgia can quickly wear off. Waking up to morning chirping and constantly cleaning up bird droppings can change your feelings on these feathered friends.

To keep your home clean and quiet—and to maintain your appreciation for these creatures—we recommend trying some of these simple tricks to keep birds away from your patio, porch or deck.

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Bird Repellent Checklist For Your Barns, Sheds and Other Buildings

While out in the backyard or enjoying a stroll in nature, birds are pleasant company to have. Even on your property, if you know birds are helping you take care of insects, you might be glad to have them around. But when they start to appear in large flocks, covering your buildings and equipment with droppings and eating up livestock grain, they can quickly become a nuisance. Here are some helpful tips to keep the birds away from your property.

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How to Keep Birds Out of Garages and Sheds

While birds may be pleasant guests to have in your backyard or garden, they can easily become a long-term nuisance when they stake a claim in your shed or garage. Often undetected for weeks or months at a time, birds will build scrappy new nests year-round when you least expect them. Here are a few ways to successfully keep birds outside of your buildings.

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Where Do All the Barn Swallows Go in the Winter?

Many people take notice to the unusual quietness of their barn during the winter months. This is often because they’re used to seeing blue barn swallows nesting and thriving on their property during the summer. Without their loud chirping and messy droppings, you may forget about the problems these pest birds can cause on your property. So where do all the barn swallows go during the winter?

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