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Pond Netting for Bird Control

Pond netting is the right bird exclusion method for a number of different scenarios. Such scenarios include fish hatcheries, water runoff ponds, airport runoff basins, frac pits, mining basins, and commercial or residential koi ponds.

Herons, seagulls, and other birds are known to feed on fish, including the fish found in manmade ponds and fish hatcheries. These birds are a nuisance and can empty a pond of its inhabitants within a couple of days. If you’ve ever seen a seagull swoop down to grab a slice of pizza or a French fry off the ground, you’ve seen what seagulls are capable of. These birds can also do the same thing when grabbing fish out of the water. Hatchery and koi pond owners need to be aware of what seagulls can do to their fish.

Herons are another bird that will tend to eat fish out of manmade structures. Herons are carnivores that prey on fish, standing near the water then popping their head in to grab a fish out of the water. Herons can eat the fish out of a pond without proper exclusion methods like bird netting.

Pond netting is the best way to keep them out. There are pond netting services like AviAway available in most areas of the United States or you can buy pond netting from a hardware store and install it yourself.

In addition to seagulls and herons, other types of bird species can nest and roost around ponds, defecate in ponds, spread disease, and otherwise cause problems with their presence. This can be especially dangerous at airport runoff basins, where the birds like the Canada goose can fly into a plane, damaging it and potentially causing a disaster.

If exclusion methods are not installed at an airport, birds will congregate around ponds and continue to fly and make the airport their home. This is extremely dangerous. The birds can fly into airplanes themselves, causing explosions and risking the loss of airplane equipment and human lives.

Birds in frac pits and mining basins can die from the chemicals used if not properly excluded. You do not want dead birds piling up in your frac pits.

So, how does pond netting work as a bird exclusion method?

The first step is to consult with a bird control company. Each pond netting scenario is unique and will require a different plan of attack. A golf course koi pond is a much different scenario from a frac pit.

The pond netting plan of action is going to depend on what type of bird is congregating or interacting with the pond ecosystem, what type of architecture the location has, and how severe the bird problem is. When it comes down to it the plan of action may require more than simple pond netting; other bird exclusion methods may be required or may better help keep the birds away. But pond netting will still likely be an important component of that plan.

Pond netting is a permanent solution to your bird control problem. It will last for 20+ years and will remain sturdy throughout all weather situations. It can be combined with other bird control methods for stronger bird exclusion. Pond netting mesh ranges from ¾” for smaller birds to 4” for larger birds.

By excluding birds from ponds, you will save money in the long run by keeping birds away from fish, preventing them from defecating and dying in your ponds, and stopping them from congregating in dangerous situations like airports.

If you have a bird problem, we can help. AviAway professionally installs bird control solutions for all bird species. We have 30+ years of experience in bird control and have performed work for companies like Amazon, Rite Aid, and the U.S. Postal Service. Click here or call 844-247-3373 to request a free bird control quote.


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