how to attach bird netting to wood

Bird netting is one of the most common methods used to deter unwanted birds from a variety of properties and structures. While this method may seem easy for DIY property protection, it can become a time-consuming chore if not done properly. It’s also important to properly install the netting in a way that does not cause damage to materials, properties or birds. Here are some bird netting do’s and don’ts to help make the process a bit easier.

Introduction to Bird Netting Installations

The films go over the equipment and techniques needed to install the anchors that keep the netting in place. The use of bird net hardware to fasten the netting to steel, concrete, wood, and other surfaces is explained, along with corner and intermediate anchors. Procedures for running the cables or straining wire that support the netting are also covered, along with when and how to use stainless steel and galvanized steel wire, what thickness is ideal for a particular netting installation, and how to secure the wires with ferrules. In order to guarantee that the support wires stay taut, the how and why of turnbuckles are also discussed.

It is explained how to unfold the netting for installation and how to initially stretch and align it by referring to the color-coded tags. To guarantee that the netting stays taut and free of sags, instructions for attaching hog rings to the netting (tying the netting to the cable and turnbuckles) are provided. Both pneumatic and hand powered hog ringing tools are indicated. Finally, the video shows how to add easy-access bird net zippers to the netting and how to install the netting around plumbing and lighting fixtures.

A physical barrier called Bird B Gone bird netting keeps birds out of several important sections of a building or other structure. It can deter birds from building nests and roosts in tight spaces where their presence frequently results in expensive issues. When it comes to slicing through nets, birds can be incredibly crafty and resourceful. Removing gaps that birds can use to fly through and preventing netting from drooping or sagging are essential for any netting installation to be effective.

Assume All Bird Netting is the Same

There are many different shapes, weights, and materials for bird nettings. Make sure you are selecting the right netting for your needs before making a purchase. Questions to ask when browsing bird netting include:

  • Which kind of property are you safeguarding? Different types of properties will result in different net types. The type of netting used for gardening or crop protection is different from that used for buildings and other structures.
  • What kind of birds are you attempting to discourage? The size of the birds you are attempting to discourage will determine the weights, materials, and mesh sizes.

Install on a Windy Day

Even on the calmest of days, installing bird netting can be challenging. If not handled correctly, the long, thin nets are easily tangled or knotted. It will be far more difficult to install netting when it’s windy than if you wait for a day when there isn’t as much wind.


What can I use to hold up bird netting?

I use 3-inch metal garden staples to hold the netting flush with the ground. The birds will still desire the fruit and may try to get it even when they see the netting, but when they meet the resistance of the netting they’ll eventually give up. They can be persistent though and are smart enough to find gaps.

What is the best way to secure netting?

Buy netting pegs – perfect for securing the netting in place. There are a few to choose from depending on the netting you are using. Steel Ground pegs are ideal for larger mesh netting along with plastic ground pegs or our innovative net claw pegs are another option.