Bird control in orchards and fruit growing sector
Bird nuisance is a major concern for many fruit growers. Birds eat the fruit and cause thousands of euros in damage every year. The grower himself is a bit busy with it. What are good ways to prevent bird nuisance, how can we repel birds in a responsible and animal-friendly way and what are the best solutions for bird protection from fruit trees?
Damage to fruit by birds
Fruit growers want nothing more than to chase away the birds. But it is not limited to one type of birds that cause the nuisance. Crows and corvids can wreak havoc in apple and pear orchards. But smaller birds such as the great tit and other tits also have the ability to do quite a bit of damage. Cherries and blueberries are also liked to be eaten by starlings and blackbirds. All these species cause unwanted bird nuisance. In order to create a good harvest, this nuisance must be prevented. Efficient bird protection is very important.
What's the best way to get rid of birds from fruit trees?
The scarecrow is still a frequent guest in the orchards. But are birds really deterred by that? Using bangers may be more effective, but not very friendly to your nearest neighbors. And the bird gets used to that too. The use of bird of prey kites is also a frequently used method of chasing birds in fruit cultivation, but requires moving the kite regularly and bringing it in when wind force 4 or more is expected. Alternatives such as nets, covers or deploying extra personnel to chase away the birds is quite time consuming and also relatively expensive. What is the best way to combat nuisance from birds in fruit cultivation? ALCETSOUND has developed the acoustic defense system especially for this sector.