- Birds - The first pest you will encounter is birds. Birds eats the cherries when they begin to turn red. Birds can quickly eat many of the cherries on a cherry tree. Bird nets can be draped across dwarf cherry trees with a positive effect. Bird nets can be difficult to manage on larger dwarf cherries. Bird nets often stunt the growth of tress and curve branches. Using BugVibes™ and/or mylar strips or pie tins hung in the tree can be very effective at chasing off birds. Tape a few strands of Mylar tap to a BugVibes™ unit and BugVibes™ helps to keep it moving.
- Fruit Flies - The cherry fruit fly is the most common problem with cherries. Cherry fruit flies infect fruit and cause white maggots in the cherries, effectively ruining the cherries. Once cherries begin to ripen, various sprays can be used and are effective at killing cherry fruit flies. Most common chemicals used to fight cherry fruit flies are toxic to humans and kill honeybees. While BugVibes™ may chase away honeybees from a vibrating cherry/flower, the honeybees are not killed by BugVibes™ Cherry, they simply move off until vibration stops. Installing anywhere from one to five BugVibes™ on a cherry tree will help chase off cherry fruit flies. An early adapter has reported dwarf cherries grown that are absolutely worm free. BugVibes™ Cherry uses vibrations which act according to patent pending algorithms tuned specifically to help fight off cherry fruit flies.
- Japanese beetles - Later in the season after cherries are harvested, Japanese beetles can devastate a young cherry tree. While beetles won't normally kill a tree, they will cause severe damage which may reduce growth and affect the cherry harvest for the following year. Use Japanese beetle traps and you will find the trees still get damage as research widely available shows Japanese beetle traps attract as many more beetles to your yard as they catch. Flip a switch and BugVibes™ Cherry's patent pending vibrations begin to chase away Japanese beetles to help reduce damage.
- Pesticides – There are several common pesticides for treating cherries. These chemical are effective but also are very dangerous if not used properly. They are used to treat both cherry fruit flies and Japanese beetles. Common chemicals for cherries include azinphos-methyl and carbaryl (Sevin). With current tests, these seem to be unnecessary when using BugVibes™ Cherry’s. We encourage cherry growers to read the label of these chemicals before deciding if they want to try to grow organic cherries. Here is just a brief abbreviated summary of items from a carbaryl label:
∙If swallowed call poison control or doctor. Don’t give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
∙If in eyes call poison center or doctor after flushing
∙If on skin – rinse skin immediately with water for 20 minutes, call poison control or doctor.
∙If inhaled – if person is not breathing call 911, give artificial respiration, call poison control or doctor
∙Wear long sleeve shirt
∙Wear long pants
∙Wear chemical resistant head gear
∙Wear shoes and socks
∙Harmful if swallowed, absorbed through skin, inhaled or in eyes
∙Overexposure may cause cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea...
Don't waste your time with chemical-resistant clothing, endangering your health, and uncertainty; be positive with BugVibes™- Cherry that your valuable time will be spent pondering what you're going to do with all the beautiful, juicy red cherries!