( Try nemaslug instead.)
( And as Chairman Mao discovered - get rid of the birds and say hello to hordes of insects - including locusts in China's case !)
Pigeons for example !
I've more than suffered from these, these ..... cooooing creatures !
There is absolutely no way I could go the farmers way of pest control, but even nets do not seem to work, although perhaps I could have raised them higher.
( But what an eyesore !)
But now we have yet another cunning plan.
Yep, those nice people in Italy have again come up with a totally harmless "barrier" of natural smells to keep pigeons and other birds away from your veggies.
You can still, as we do, really enjoy the sight and sound of them around your bird table.
In fact in all the rest of your garden they will still be brightening the day as they go about their business.
(Hopefully enjoying a healthy diet of garden pests - slugs and aphids included.)
But with these gel cubes you can keep them away from all of your vegetables, they just hate the smell - yet we can hardly notice it, and if we do we think it's quite pleasant.
Just spread the cubes around your veg. patch, say about 4 every square yard, and then just forget about them - and bird damage !
Renew when they have completely, and harmlessly, dissolved to keep up constant protection.
( Incidentally, these pigeon deterrent cubes can really help in keeping birds off of windowsills and other places - they're lovely but impossible to 'house' train !)
Hungry Pigeon Repellent
500 ml of Gel Cubes