Put those old CDs to use and save your garden crops. Bright light reflecting off the CDs may be effective in scaring away many would-be munchers such as sparrows, blackbirds, starlings and jays.
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Things you need
- Hole Punchers
- Monofilament Line
Break old CDs in half by cutting them or by bending them over the edge of a counter or other flat surface until they break.
Use a hole puncher to make a hole near the edge of each CD half.
Thread monofilament line through the holes and hang the CD halves in your garden or in fruit trees.
Tips and warnings
- Although hanging CDs is a good method of frightening away birds, the method is not likely to work 100 percent of the time.
- The broken edges of CDs could cut you. Only adults should break and handle them.