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Dealing with Bird Problems on Your Fruit Trees

By Edited Sep 26, 2015 0 0

Keeping Birds from Eating Your Cherries

Cherry Tree Bird Problems

Western Tanager on a Cherry branch

If you're lucky enough to get a cherry tree in your yard, there is so much enjoyment that can come from them. Eating those delicious cherries that came from your tree is a rewarding experience in itself. Some people are impressed by the fact that you have a cherry tree, since they're generally thought of by non-gardeners as some kind of exotic plant.

Yet together with the delights that a cherry tree can impart, there are several annoyances. They appear to draw in less invited creatures than any other plant in the world. Just about every day it looks like there is a fresh type of plague swarming the tree, trying to grab a nibble of its delectable fruits. No one can blame them, but if they prefer to eat delicious fruits, then they must grow their own trees.

Among the main and most ceaseless problems that a lot of people contend with are birds feeding on the fruit off the tree. It can appear almost impossible to do away with this pest. After all, they can go in from any angle and make a fast getaway with the cherries. Or they could sit undetected in the branches and munch away the whole day. A bird definitely has its versatility on its side. Those small guys can be a real bother to catch or drive back. However, there are many different ways you are able to discourage the birds from your house.

The most exploited method of driving back birds is to put a plastic owl within the vicinity of the house. If you come across any animal that generally eats birds and buy a plastic version, typically real birds would follow their instinct and avoid it. These can involve snakes, hawks, owls, scarecrows (though they don’t eat birds generally. Yet they sure scare the birds somehow). Most of the time you can buy these at your local gardening store. When you prefer a different version or a more natural representation, if you search online then you are sure to come across something that would work.

If you buy a plastic animal of some sort, generally it can cure the bird problem for a while. Nevertheless, other birds are just quite brave (or just stupid) and will proceed to eat from your tree. Just about any reflective surface or noisy object will keep the birds from getting too close. The use of reflective tape designed for scaring birds is quite popular. Use this in combination with a large variety of wind chimes for maximum scaring. When you have a plastic animal together with reflective items and noisy items, virtually all birds will be too frightened to even get close.

While airborne animals would take a bit over than their share of fruit, you must still take into account leaving one tree solely for them. While they might appear like a pest sometimes, birds could be the one thing that livens up your garden. If you are used to having birds and then suddenly you’ve scared them all away, you’ll think like there is something missing from your yard. Something which, on the inside, you genuinely loved all along.

 

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