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Keywords: Starlings, Bird pests

PAL Question:

Starlings eat our figs before we can partake. Is netting the only sure solution or are there other methods?

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Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife's Living with Wildlife page on starlings mentions netting as well as bird-scare tape and other devices. Other sources suggest picking just-ripe figs early in the morning, and not leaving ripe figs on the tree--the birds know perhaps better than we do when the fruit it ripe.

The netting is probably your best bet for the fig tree, although it is a bit cumbersome and unsightly. I imagine the figs are worth it, despite the aesthetic sacrifice.

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Date 2007-05-04
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