Field Mice, Voles, and Gophers: These pests relentlessly eat the soft bark of young vines, burrowing under them, cutting roots and potentially exposing them to diseases.
REMEDIES USING NATURE
Red Tail Hawks: Tall perches are staked throughout the vineyard, luring them to survey the grounds during the day.
Barn Owls and Grey Horned Owls: Nesting boxes are positioned in the vineyard, inviting these birds to hunt at night.
Coyotes, Foxes and Bobcats: Water fountains are installed in the vineyard to entice these critters to visit.
Grapevines are prone to many diseases that are transmitted by flying insects such as the feared glassy-winged sharpshooter, a grass hopper vector of the devastating Pierce disease. The European Grape Moth is also capable of serious damage in a vineyard.
Our Solution Using Nature
We installed dozens of small nesting boxes in the vineyard to attract Bluebirds. They are fiercely territorial and feast on flying insects.