Many agricultural / industrial operations can benefit from bird control and exclusion.
- Protection from bird droppings
- Stop nesting
- Protect the birds from poisons
- Stop birds carrying litter and refuse outside and annoying the neighbours
Canopies specifically designed for bird control and exclusion have some extra features.
- Ground level sealing for rodents (which make holes that birds can get through)
- Door systems (for intense protection, a “bird-lock” double door is used to stop birds flying in when the door is opened for a tractor to drive in.) This system is needed for installations over facilities such as snail farms.
- Very large spans (up to 600 ft and more) are available to minimize the number of internal poles.
This birdnet is at 16,000ft in the Andes. The net is to keep birds out of poisonous leaching ponds. Span across the ponds is 500ft (150m)
This is canopy is actually for blueberries, however it illustrates a key feature. Note the wire mesh on the lower section for rodents.
Such side-span nets are ideal for protecting crayfish, catfish and other such aquacultural products from predatory birds.
Floating pole options are also available for extremely large ponds.
What size hole do you need for bird protection?
The smallest common size for bird protection – exclosure- control is 3/4″ (20mm).It is enough to deter birds such as finches and tits.
1″ (25mm) is common for larger birds and 2″ (50mm) for very large birds such as ducks and for flying foxes (Australian fruit bats).
For bird and pest control a simple rule is that as long as your protection is better than your neighbours, the pests will take the path of least resistance!
Note that if you have a little problem one year, it is common to have a big problem the following year as more birds etc “hear” about the source of food.