Bird netting recommendation

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  1. Aug 16, 2019 at 3:41 AM #1

    dwhill40

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    Hello,
    I'm looking at replacing my bird netting. I have been using the "premium" green string style of netting and its beginning to have holes. Can anyone share their experience with the extruded polypropylene nets versus the string nets?

    The birds eat through the 3/4 inch holes. I'm wondering if the 1/2 hole size might help keep the birds from pecking through the nets.

    Mocking birds are aggressive little a-hole creatures.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2019 at 4:45 AM #2

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  3. Aug 17, 2019 at 2:11 PM #3

    jgmillr1

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    I bought a few nets from spectrellising (http://www.spectrellising.com/) last year. They are 5/8 inch woven nets that have held up well going into the second season of use. We have starling issues and they do a good job preventing the birds from getting in. With the holes being 5/8" rather than 3/4" I find that the birds don't get their heads stuck and I don't have to remove bird bodies from the nets when I put them away.
     

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