Saturday, July 18, 2009
How to keep away heron out of your koi/carp pond
How to keep away heron out of your koi/carp pond in your back yard.
Undoubtedly, herons are the most beautiful, majestic, and elegant of any marshland and wading birds, but they have one major flaw. Herons simply love to feast on Koi, They think the koi will come right up to them because they think they might be feeding them rather than the other way around.
If you are a koi buyer, you know they are expensive. And then you have herons trying to eat your expensive koi. There are many ways to protect your beloved fish from predators, and this article will tell you how to do just that:
1. Buy a plastic heron because herons feed on their own and won't approach the pond if they see there's anyone else there. Or get a fake heron, not to be incredibly realistic, just the silhouette of a heron standing and fishing.
2. Put a cavity block or a length of drain pipe in the bottom of the pond to give the fish a hiding place Or have plants in the pond for the fish to hide from predators or just things that alarm them.
3. Plants around the pond because Herons do not like walking into anything then weave some fishing line through the plants.
4. The only successful way of scaring and repel them off, install a scarecrow motion sprinkler.
Using Contech Electronics Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler, the humane way to keep heron from disturbing your koi, carp and other your beloved fish without the use of complicated traps or potentially hazardous chemicals.
The sprinkler combines a surprise spray of water with unexpected motion and noise to create a safe, effective deterrent to unwanted heron/birds, helping keep your koi, carp and you beloved fish.
The sudden noise, movement and spray also scares heron/birds away, teaching them to avoid your koi/carp pond in future.