Insectivorous birds are beneficial to the site as they protect the crop. For example, wagtails destroy flies and mosquitoes and sparrows – aphids, rooks eat wireworm, woodpeckers eat bark beetles, and orioles eat caterpillars.

However, many species of birds feed on grains and berries. They eat seeds, peck strawberries, raspberries and red currants, cherries and plums, spoil summer varieties of apples and gourds. Crows even dig up onions, garlic and potatoes. So how to get rid of birds in the uk garden?

When is a safety net needed?

Many summer residents stretch a fine-mesh net over strawberries, berry bushes or low fruit trees – it prevents birds from landing on these plants and pecking at the crop. Please note that the cells of the mesh should be no more than 25 mm, and pollinating insects must penetrate through them.


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What devices scare away birds

As devices that scare away birds, gardeners often use a radio or column, bioacoustic, ultrasonic and laser devices, as well as gas guns.

  • Bioacoustic repellers mimic the calls of birds of prey or the alarm calls that victims make when they see danger nearby.
  • Ultrasonic repellers emit high frequency waves. They cause discomfort to the birds, who fly away from the site.
  • Laser repellers produce a laser beam that causes disorientation and fear in birds. These devices are most visible at night.
  • Liquefied propane gas guns emit loud pops due to the ejection of portions of gas that will scare away the birds.

To save the crop from birds, you need to use one or more means.