- Scare Them Away
- Set Up Bird Netting
- Feed Birds Something Else
In 2005, United States consumers ate an average of 46.1 pounds of fresh apples and processed apple products. That’s a lot of apples! With apples being the second most valuable fruit in the U.S., protecting each and every apple means protecting your profits. Here’s some help on how to do just that.
Scare Them Away
Birds are skittish and quick to run from predators, so take advantage of that. There are many tactics to use when scaring birds, such as visual deterrents, sound deterrents and more. Some of these tactics include, but are not limited to:
- Placing a plastic bird of prey in the area
- Playing recording of predators
- Setting up scarecrows and more!
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Wrap Trees in Bird Netting
Try shielding your apple trees with bird netting. Netting an orchard can get very expensive, but it protects your apples for the time being. To apply the netting, you should clear a large part of your day, you don’t want to rush. Make sure there are no openings or exposed fruit because birds will get into any openings they can and this is a very time-consuming method.
Feed Birds Something Else
Birds aren’t specifically targeting your crops, they’re just hungry! Combat their hunger by investing in bird feed. Place a large pile of bird food roughly one football field away from your trees to lure them away. They’ll be so caught up in the easy food, they won’t think about your apples. However, feeding the birds is an expensive way that will only last so long.
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Protect Your Apple Trees with Avian Control
Keep your apple trees safe with Avian Fog Force TR, a product of Avian Enterprises. It’s time-release mechanism takes the task of tree protection off your shoulders! Simply set it up to spray and keep the birds away. Shop now or contact us at 888.868.1982.