25 thoughts on “How To Keep Birds Off Your Fruit

    Kikyo Wolf

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    hello jeff Bernhard it is nice to meet you my name is kikyo and I live in Arizona and I have a bird problem here they attack my cherry tree and the tree is very large and big it products a lot of cherries but the birds always gets to them before I could… is there anyways I can save my cherrys this time?

    Barbara Benjamin-Creel

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Brilliant! Same exact issues in Georgia. ONE bite out of each peach or apple. The birds can have to fruit at the top of my trees!

    Nick Marchesani

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Where can I buy the mesh bags?

    Ric Old

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    You may want to try Fly Away Birdies (http://www.flyawaybirdies.com/).
    It only works if there is a breeze but you don't need a breeze all the time. You don't even need a breeze every day. It wasn't available until this year.(2017)
    In the last three years it's been tested at 50 different farms. Each one saying it won't work because they've tried everything. But when they tried it, as far as they could tell, they were getting 100% effective bird control.

    Good Luck

    ZachCraft

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Intro song?

    shashakeeleh

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Believe it or not, this did help a bit. But you have to move them around each day. Put them on top of your mesh bags. How are the mesh bags working? I'm in Houston area and birds and squirrels go nuts! Would really like to know, as I hate using netting, and as you said, Mockers will find a way around it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNMqw_7VcQM

    gustavo37209

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    If you are going to re-use the bags, I would recomend a quick bleach solution bath to keep disseases from spreading, especially from apple trees.

    Mav F

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Why dont you just put a net over your whole yard. lol

    Robert Sladewski

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Is this not a tremendous amount of effort? Covering every fruit?

    Nicholas Hoffenpiper

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Are the mesh bags working for you? Birds, I think they're mocking birds, eat my figs. Worst yet are the parrots in South Florida. They eat my mangos and gloat about it. Paper bags worked for awhile. Was going to try old CDs but now I may try your mesh bag idea.

    Cosmic Carrie

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    what size do you buy?

    Eric

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Thanks for the great idea!
    As may be interesting to others searching for bags, I found lower quantity of bags (spend less!) On ebay – nice bags too – they come in different sizes and have a tie (so ou don't need an additional metal tie to close the bag. ) They mesh is finer, so you don't have to spend time double bagging – saves time. (Note, I have NO relationship with this vendor, I just liked the product.)
    You can find it by searching eBay: "50pcs-garden-plant-fruit-protect-bag-sac-net-mesh-against-insect-pest-bird-NEW"
    Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/131760978778?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=431149411202&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
    Good luck.

    Danielle Bruening

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    I'd love an update to learn how well this worked! Thanks for the great idea!

    Anj Kovo

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    I like you. You are a genius. Very Very good solution. Thank You

    hay12347

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Your tomato plant looks amazing! Mine doesn't have nearly as many flowers.

    Brooklyngirl In The Caribbean

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    I saw that owl but with a bobbin head. It rorates all around . maybe that one will work better. Saw them at walmart.. Says to fill it up with sand and stake it moving its location every few days.
    I have two large Rottweilers that stand guard. Nobody dares even approach the front gate. The mesh bags are a great idea!

    R. Toney

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Sometimes a bird will eat a tomato because it's thirsty and there's not a water source nearby. Placing a birdbath or container of water nearby helps too.

    www.MuscadinesAndMore.com

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Great idea, but who has the time? I have 15 fruit trees, 50 Muscadine Vines, 10 Blueberry bushes and a full garden.

    hdrsmit

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    i live in japan and the ravens (crows, etc) LOVE pecking at my tomatoes. more so than the songbird varieties….tried everything you mentioned plus a few more
    now i use yellow (preferred color) netting to cover all my tomatoes and it has worked VERY well….made specifically for this purpose
    a lot of tomato farmers agree, and it's cheap stuff
    – a lot cheaper than caging over your whole garden with chicken wire
    – it has also been shown in a few studies that birds are actually after the water more than the fruit itself. that's why they don't eat the whole fruit. if you really are a bird lover,
    watering dishes set out in other areas give them a much more accessible source to drink from 😉
    the mesh is wide enuff you can still reach through and prune…..it's not a fine mesh

    i also have five cats … their bird kills don't help much, but the mesh also helps to keep them from pooping under the tomatoes 🙂

    afterlife4u2

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    I've tried this method in the past but 2 things make it not very useful. Firstly I find the birds will peck thru the netting and second if u have a big tree its a huge amount of work. Also here in NZ baby cockroachs seem to gather where ever u net something. Still searching for something that works that isn't a huge amount of work. I agree the CD trick etc has had no effect for me.
    Perhaps a bunch of cats tied to the tree ?

    Mr. Paladin

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    The quail in New Mexico got all my pears and most of my peaches.  The CDs didn't work.

    Chopperdoll

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Just ordered them for my fig tree!! Thanks!!!

    Chopperdoll

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    I had a problem with squirrels and I finally realized I was losing so I took a corner of my property and cut holes in my wood fence so they can escape and started feeding them in that one spot, it's been 2 years and they haven't touched my bird feeders or fruit trees.

    Shannon Reis

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    Great idea!

    I have solved my bunny problem here in North Dallas by the use of an electric fence (nothing else worked), but the birds take ONE BITE out of my tomatoes and devour all of my raspberries/blackberries

    Stevy B

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:52 am)

    You can use the big netting over your grape or fruit plant. You can even use the fish netting, with small hole size (soft). From my experience, the bird will not risk getting trap on the net as they will entangle into the net. If they are trap, they will not able to free themselves. It's easier for you.

    Here is the example of doing it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcYHm9LXeEg

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