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 drinking troughs are installed in the vineyard to entice these critters to visit, drink and control the rabbit population.
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.