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Has anyone had any luck getting orchardists to stop using m-80's or dynamite to scare away birds?

Has anyone had any luck getting orchardists to stop using m-80's or dynamite to scare away birds? Topic: How to write a cause of action complaint
June 20, 2019 / By Ciss
Question: I live in WA State in the Eastern zone next to orchards. About 14 years ago they started using what I call "cherry bombs" to scare the birds several times a day. At first it was around 7am to 7pmish. Now they start as early as 3:30am and go until 8pm. My dogs and the rest of the dogs in the community go nuts when these go off. Needless to say it has cost me time and money having to put an outside dog in the house (usually at 4am when I'm sleeping), but my dog actually chewed out and/or jumped often getting picked up by the dog catcher, causing me to go to court and pay a fine. I want to write a complaint, but the commissioners here are all orchardists, and the community is supported by the crops. Sometimes there are so many "bombs" going off that it feels like a war zone. At times the bombs actually go off continuously throughout the night. Has anyone ever dealt with this, and if so, how? It's a noise ordinance problem as well as pain and punishment for all animals. I am 44 and have lived in the country all my life, and have lived in my current home for 20 years. The "cherry bombs" did not start until about 14 years ago. They do not scare the birds away, it's a common joke around here that the dinner bell has rung for the birds and now they know where to eat. If you do not live next to cherry orchards then you have no idea how loud these things are. It's crazy loud. I just think they should purchase owls which have a lovely hoot, or plant enough for the birds too. I really didn't expect crabby people here and honestly don't think I will use this forum again. Just wanted to know what others have experienced as I have heard of smaller orchards being asked to not use the "bombs" and complying gracefully. Wanted to add that I have not only lived in the country all my life, but in the very country I still reside in. We always had orchards surrounding us, I picked fruit, pruned trees, and changed many sprinklers before they became automatic. It's rude to assume that I came from the "big city", or to assume that I would complain about sand at the ocean. Research your own awnser before insulting my question.
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Bailey Bailey | 9 days ago
I know what you mean - I know someone who used to live across the street from a blueberry farm, and the noise was incredible - why she didn't haev PTSD I don't know... This is a question of who was there first, and whether you knew they did it when you bought your property, and something to research at your county or town hall...if the local laws allow it, then you're up a creek. It does seem iffy about them being able to set them off before 7AM, though -sooner or later, people need to be able to live in their house in peace and quiet, and not at the whims of the local industry. But money is power, and all those fruit baskets generate a lot - and if it's who I think it is, you may as well be up against the federal government. Start with local government, and go from there - you may have to go to court, and take your neighbors with you. With the power of the internet, you may have a class action suit.
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Bailey Originally Answered: Has anyone had any luck getting orchardists to stop using m-80's or dynamite to scare away birds?
I know what you mean - I know someone who used to live across the street from a blueberry farm, and the noise was incredible - why she didn't haev PTSD I don't know... This is a question of who was there first, and whether you knew they did it when you bought your property, and something to research at your county or town hall...if the local laws allow it, then you're up a creek. It does seem iffy about them being able to set them off before 7AM, though -sooner or later, people need to be able to live in their house in peace and quiet, and not at the whims of the local industry. But money is power, and all those fruit baskets generate a lot - and if it's who I think it is, you may as well be up against the federal government. Start with local government, and go from there - you may have to go to court, and take your neighbors with you. With the power of the internet, you may have a class action suit.
Bailey Originally Answered: Has anyone had any luck getting orchardists to stop using m-80's or dynamite to scare away birds?
At first glance I bet it seems like a nice place to live. lol I can't believe they are using cherry bombs!!! Why on earth would they do this in the morning? Or the middle of the night!?! I can see why the dogs are barking. It is honestly best to just keep yoru dog inside. You have every right to complain. I bet it does feel like a war zone. I would be so upset. I've never had this problem, nor heard of this before. You need to move and keep your dog inside. Or, I suggest getting a bunch of people together and making a petition.

Adaline Adaline
At first glance I bet it seems like a nice place to live. lol I can't believe they are using cherry bombs!!! Why on earth would they do this in the morning? Or the middle of the night!?! I can see why the dogs are barking. It is honestly best to just keep yoru dog inside. You have every right to complain. I bet it does feel like a war zone. I would be so upset. I've never had this problem, nor heard of this before. You need to move and keep your dog inside. Or, I suggest getting a bunch of people together and making a petition.
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Taegan Taegan
Well, were they there first? I actually get annoyed when people move to the country, then complain about the farmers!!! The farmers need to scare away the birds, and this is how they do it - do you have any other suggestions for them?
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