While we all love birds singing, these little companions in the garden can really damage our fruit trees, especially the cherry trees. Birds usually have a habit of attacking early-maturing varieties when food resources are still limited. In this order of ideas it is necessary to apply certain preventive measures so that birds do not eat cherries. Here are some simple tips to follow to protect your trees.
Focus on the simplest alternatives to keep birds away from fruit trees
Many species enjoy the delicious fruits of cherry trees. Among the most popular of them:
- blue birds
- mocking birds
- yellow-billed magpies
It should be noted that these birds often appear in groups. They eat ripe fruit, move quickly and often, damaging the general condition of the tree. Therefore, in order to protect your crop, it is often necessary to think about adequate control and intervention.
Many varieties that are keenly interested in delicious fruit
Mesh as protection of cherries from birds
One of the most popular variations is laying wood mesh. However, sometimes it happens that birds manage to break through this barrier. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the materials used. Suitable, for example, models made of durable polyethylene or high-strength nylon. On the other hand, if you decide to take such a step, do not forget to regularly check the net for trapped birds, as they are fragile and can quickly die from exhaustion.
Install the protection in the form of a solid grid
Use natural bird spray
There are usually various repellent products on the market. However, most of them consist of aggressive and harmful chemicals (both for attackers and for you). To avoid any danger, we resort to natural products. Here are some ideas on this.
Spray of white vinegar for birds with their own hands
- a little hot pepper
- 2 liters of water
- ⅓ glasses of white vinegar
- plastic water bottle
- spray bottle
- Mash the peppers in a bowl.
- Pour water into a plastic bottle.
- Add chopped pepper.
- Shake well, close the bottle and let the liquid ferment in the sun for 3-5 days.
- Then add the vinegar.
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
- Spray trees and other areas that attract birds to your yard.
Spray the plants with a natural, homemade spray for birds
Repellent for cayenne pepper
- a few drops of dishwashing liquid
- 2 tbsp. of the village Cayenne pepper
- 4 liters of water
- In a bowl, mix water with pepper and liquid soap.
- Mix well.
- Leave the mixture overnight.
- Then mix again and pour the drug into a spray bottle.
- Spray the leaves and branches of fruit trees.
A simple recipe for cayenne pepper repellent to repel birds
The idea of a home spray for birds with garlic
- 500 ml of olive oil
- 10 cloves of garlic
- Peel a clove of garlic.
- Smash them with a knife.
- Place the chopped pods in a container with a lid.
- Add oil, mix well and close the container.
- Refrigerate for 4-5 days.
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and use as a remedy for birds.
Tip to keep birds away from cherries: provide them with another source of food
Early fruit trees are often the only source of food for birds. So to distract them from your fruit trees, you can consider making a bird feeder out of a plastic bottle, for example, to provide them with a different supply of food.
Install a feeder to create another food source for them
Frighten birds with moving and noisy objects
To keep birds at a distance, we sometimes use certain recycled items. Very popular options, such as old cans, CDs, repellents in the shape of an owl or a flying eagle. Another popular alternative is to chime with your own hands. However, it should be noted that birds can get acquainted with these objects. Then you may need to change devices from time to time.
Consider adding repellents that move or make noise to drive them away