Growing a beautiful garden takes a lot of hard work, patience, knowledge and skills related to the various plants and trees. It is truly disenchanting when birds like pigeons, sparrows, magpies, doves, woodpeckers, pheasants and crows destroy your plants or start creating a nuisance in the garden. They like to feast on your fruits, vegetables, flowers, leaves and tops of the plants. If you start noticing these things then there is a bird pest problem that certainly needs to be controlled because you do not grow vegetables and fruits for the birds to bite and nibble on them. Read ahead to know how you can effectively keep birds away from your garden:
What is the damage that birds can cause to your garden?
Birds can peck on your plants, steal the seeds, cause damage to saplings, and eat fruits, leaves, flower petals and shoots. They can cause parasites from their bodies to enter into the plant soil or flowers. Birds can also cause a lot of damage to your garden bed.
Things that can be done to keep birds away from your garden:
1. Fake owls or fake bird devices
Installing fake owl or bird devices is an effective way to keep birds from lurking into your garden. Scare crows are also useful in doing the same job of giving out sounds and scaring off the birds from your garden. Also, you need to keep moving and changing the location of these devices so that the birds remain scared and are not convinced that the birds are fake. While using scarecrows you need to change their clothing so that the birds do not think that it is harmless. Loud wind chimes can also do the trick to keep the annoying birds away from your home.
2. Bird netting
This is also among the most effective ways to keep birds away from your garden even if it is a bit tedious. You can create hoops with the help of some low-cost PVC pipe to create a couple of hoops that go from one side of your garden bed to the other. After which you can wrap bird netting over that. Use a wire to secure it, and then cautiously remove one side when it’s time to harvest. This will ensure your produce is not plundered away or eaten away carelessly by the birds. Alternatively, you can also use fishing lines stretched in a grid pattern which can act as a deterrent for birds.
3. Hang out shiny objects
Search your house or simply head out to your local store to source shiny surfaced objects such as CDs, garden spinners, reflectors, small mirrors etc. These objects shine and give out flashes of blinding light when the sunrays fall on them. Such light flashes are irritating for birds and that can keep them away from your garden.
4. Use bird repellent
Bird repellent spray is another common way to keep birds out of your garden beds. For using it you just need to spray the repellent around all the parts of the garden which sees bird activity all day long. The repellent will keep them from returning to your garden owing to the specific smell or feel of the spray. Before using it just ensure to patch test the repellent on a small area in your garden to check if it triggers any possible damage before it is sprayed on the entire area.
5. Get bird spikes or whirring sounds
Bird spikes are another deterrent for birds to keep coming back to your garden. You can put these spikes that are like rods on places in the backyard or fences those birds keep coming back to. You can also play noises similar to their predators or whirring noises from machines. They may leave thinking instinctively that they are in some kind of danger. If all these hacks do not work you definitely need to opt for bird pest control Adelaide.
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