- Scare Birds with Noise
- Set Up Reflective Material
- Put a Stop to Their Hunger
Growing a cherry tree takes patience and care, but the reward is more than worth it. If you’re a first time cherry tree grower, you’ll soon know the cherry tree owner’s biggest rival: birds. Follow these simple tips to protect your cherries from pest birds looking for a snack.
Scare Them Away With Noise
Birds may be clever animals, but they’re easy to outsmart. Try scaring birds away with something as simple as a noise maker! An effective noise maker can be made at home by simply hanging glass or plastic bottles from your tree. When the wind blows, the bottles will create enough sound to frighten away birds. However, if you don’t want your trees cluttered, this may not be right tactic for you.
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Set Up Reflective Material
Hanging reflective material on your trees can keep birds away. Birds don’t exactly understand reflections, so they’d rather stay far from them. Options for reflective material include, but are not limited to:
- Hang CDs: this can be a fun project to do with children
- Mirrors: The strong reflection from hanging pieces of glass mirror will scare away most birds and critters!
- Reflective tape, and more!
How to: Simply tie some string around your reflective material and hang in a bright, sunny location near your cherry trees.
Feed the Birds
Birds eat your cherries because they’re hungry. One way to entice birds away from your cherry trees is to provide them with something equally as tasty and easy to access. Try placing a pile of bird feed or corn about 50 yards from your trees. This will keep the birds full and uninterested from your cherries.
Protect Your Cherries with Bird Repellent
Avian Control is an easy-to-apply liquid bird repellent that can be sprayed or fogged. Our effective formula from Avian Enterprises is so mild that it won’t impact the growth, appearance or taste of your cherries. With each treatment lasting about two weeks outdoors, Avian Control is the bird solution to help protect your cherry trees. Shop now, or contact us at 888.868.1982 for more information.