PREVENT BIRD DAMAGE TO BERRIES
Cedar waxwings, starlings, robins and crows are just a few of the birds that cause extensive damage in berry production. According to the USDA, the typical berry grower can expect to lose 36% or more of their crop to bird damage without aggressive bird control. These losses occur from entire berry removal, berries being knocked to the ground and peck marks on the fruit which renders it unsellable.
In addition, new FSMA Produce Safety Rules mandate that you take all measures reasonably necessary to identify and not harvest produce that is likely to be contaminated by birds and other wildlife. Large areas of your field may have to remain unharvested if bird intrusion is not prevented.
Bird Gard has been partnering with berry farmers to protect their crops for more than 30 years. Our products are used by some of the largest berry growers in North America and around the world.
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From our customers...
“We tried Bird Gard and saw our yield go up 50% with no other hazing! The next year we covered our entire 500 acres of blueberries for less than we had been paying annually for a falconer. Now four years later, the Bird Gard units continue to keep the birds out and we haven’t spent anything on bird control since.”
Doug Krahmer | Berries Northwest, Silverton Oregon
Electronic Bird Control
Bird Gard harnesses the power of the natural survival instincts in birds to effectively repel them. Digital recordings of species-specific distress and alarm calls, along with the sounds made by their natural predators, are broadcast through high fidelity, weather-resistant speakers. These trigger a primal fear-and-flee response. Pest birds soon relocate to where they can feed without feeling threatened.
Birds stay out… for good!
Our bird repellers continually randomize the order in which the sounds play, the time interval between the calls and the relative pitch of each bird sound. This creates the impression that there are many birds in distress in the protected area. This multi-layered randomization prevents birds from becoming habituated to the sounds. Bird Gard can protect your crop all the way through harvest, year after year.
To ensure that you get the most effective and efficient bird control, our team will create a free customized proposal using satellite imagery, showing the precise location to install your equipment. This creates an incredibly helpful blueprint, displaying the most optimal way to repel unwanted birds from your berry fields.
Which Bird Gard Do You Need?
Bird Gard has a variety of products to repel birds, whether that means protecting one acre or thousands. Choosing the right equipment depends on a number of factors, including the dimensions of the field, the terrain, surrounding trees and any nearby neighbors. You can give us a call right now to talk to one of our team members or reach us through the link below.