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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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Keeping Birds Out of Your Vineyard

There’s a lot of work that goes into a fine bottle of wine, which is why protecting your grapes from nuisance birds that can cause damage to crops is necessary for any vineyard. Without proper protection, birds will flock to your vines to snack on or pick at your grapes. This not only decreases your harvest, but can also make the grapes susceptible to infections, and damage the grapes left on the vine.  The birds will also land and nest in your crops, which can look unappealing and unsanitary to vineyard visitors.

Instead of whining about your bird problems, try some of these strategies to keep birds out of your vineyard.

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Protect Your Awnings With Avian Control

  • Highlight awning with spikes
  • Scare birds with decorations
  • Hang protective netting

Awnings are a great way to accent your home, but they require a lot of care and maintenance. You must constantly defend against critters like birds because they will nest given the chance. Once a bird builds a home, it can become aggressive or leave unsightly and corrosive droppings on your awnings. Prevent your awning from bird devastation with these helpful suggestions.

RELATED: How to Keep Birds Away from Your Ourdoor Dining

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The Successful Sweet Corn Solution

  • Frighten birds with exploders
  • Block birds with netting
  • Implement a scarecrow

There is nothing better than fresh sweet corn straight from the field, and this growing season could be your best harvest yet. However, if the pesky birds are eating all of your corn before you get a taste, you need to take steps to protect those kernels. Here are some tricks for protecting your sweet corn from bothersome birds.

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