Bear Diet In Summer
Posted on June 14 2018
Bears are finally awake after a long winter; and they are in search of food. When gardeners are not in sight, bears are making their moves to eat plants directly from gardens. After all, they eat 2000-2500 calories per day.
Bears eat 90 percent of plant matter in the summertime; but they will not say 'no' to fruits and vegetables. This summer, bears will most likely target these plants:
- Berries - blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries
Homeowners have trouble getting rid of bears from gardens. They've tried bear repellents; but those are not as effective especially after hard rains. They've tried plastic and steel fences; but bears simply break through those barriers. This is why electric fencing is the best type of fence for bear management. Bears will soon leave a gardening area after being zapped by the electricity.
Bear Control is needed this summer as bears move in for bee hives and plants.