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Preventing Pests for fruit trees

This is a discussion on Preventing Pests for fruit trees within the Gardening forums, part of the Survival Food Procurement category; I have several Asian Pear, Saturn Peach, and apple trees, along with several edible berry and grape bushes. Between the birds, squirrels, and insect pests, ...

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    Preventing Pests for fruit trees

    I have several Asian Pear, Saturn Peach, and apple trees, along with several edible berry and grape bushes.

    Between the birds, squirrels, and insect pests, I might manage to eat half my crop.

    I was wondering what methods some of you might use to keep these pests away from your fruit.

    Here's what I do:

    • Enclose them in a nylon net, (for birds and squirrels)
    • Tape the trunks with Godzilla tape, sticky side out. (for insects)
    • Make plastic cones around the trunks, wide-side down, (to keep squirrels from climbing them)
    • Spray the trees with copper sulfate fungicide and safe insecticides.
    Last edited by TGus; 06-30-2018 at 02:37 PM.
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    Also fakes of the fruit covered in corn syrup . Bugs stick to it and die before they get to the good fruit that is about to ripen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Also fakes of the fruit covered in corn syrup . Bugs stick to it and die before they get to the good fruit that is about to ripen.
    I'm a little out of practice with my paper mache skills; I last used them in kindergarten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TGus View Post
    I'm a little out of practice with my paper mache skills; I last used them in kindergarten.
    Many items work seen Christmas tree bulbs use. old tennis balls. I have seen this used by people that use no sprays of any kind and it works well for them.
    New life as a house husband, major shift in duties.

    Karl Marx said, "Destroy their culture, rewrite their history. Ruin their art and literature, and defame their heroes, by offering fabrications to scandalize that which they considered good.
    After reading this Obama said I am on it.

 

 

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