Overwintering Grain Bags: Predator Deterrents

Choosing a location for grain bag storage is perhaps one of the most critical moves you can make in mitigating the risk of predatory damage and spoilage due to weather. But, as you well know, the responsibility doesn’t end when the grain bag is sealed. Monitoring throughout the winter months is essential in ensuring good quality grain can be sold, with little spoilage.

Read more: Should you store fertilizer in grain bags?

If you notice holes in your grain bags, repair them quickly. Most grain bags will come with a repair kit of sorts, and high-quality tape. A few minutes of maintenance work could save all kinds of trouble in the future. But repairing holes is only half of the equation; how can you keep animals away in the first place?

According to George Adair of Adair Sales and Marketing Inc., controlling nearby populations of mice is one of the first steps in reducing predatory damage, as their presence encourages predatory mammals and birds to congregate near grain bags. But there are other ways of deterring animals, as Adair describes in this video, like: fencing tactics, mesh blankets, location choice and pallet placement.

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