Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bird Deterrent

I was literally getting NO fruits from my big Jamaican Cherry (Muntingia calabura) tree as the birds would eat every one showing even the earliest sign of color change from green. But hanging two strips of shiny mylar emergency blanket, and two sections of Christmas garland, has put a COMPLETE stop to the problem. The best tasting ones are on the ground and the blue jays and cardinals and mockingbirds are even leaving those alone!!


  1. What a great idea. I have a fig tree (more of a large bush, really) that I absolutely cannot get any figs from before they're gone. I wonder if this would keep the squirrels away as well.

  2. OMG, John, your yard is going to start to look like your living room! ;^)