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Let’s face it the last thing you want to do on holiday is to spend it on the toilet because you accidently drank some dodgy lake water! There is a phrase that goes “I don’t drink water because fish poo in water!” The phrase is commonly used in the hopes of getting something stronger to drink - but as it turns out a bit of fish poo is the least of your worries. While E.coli is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm bodied animals and some strains are used for medicinal purposes, a high E.coli count in the…
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Keeping pest birds at bay is a very real problem for farmers especially coming up to harvest time. As the fruit matures the potential harvest is at risk of being destroyed or at least partially ruined. This impacts the farmer’s profit margin in the long run. Fruit that ripens early is at risk when other sources of food are scarce, and again as the fruit ripens and changes colour. It is believed that the birds are attracted to the changing colours of the fruit. Birds are notoriously difficult to keep away from crops and once a food source has been…
Incorporating bird proofing early into the design-stage of the building can save clients the future headache of having to spend a fortune to eradicate a bird infestation. Ensuring that the building is kept pest bird free shows forward thinking on the part of the Architect. Although Eagle Eye Bird Control products are easy to fit and install and do not require special design consideration in the planning stage, it is still more efficient to have them installed early in the life of the building. Prevention is better than the cure and a bird infestation can cause massive damage and be…
When it comes to bird proofing people are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to keep those pesky birds from making a mess, damaging property and disturbing the peace. We can blissfully go through a day without noticing a problem but as soon as we focus on something it really begins to gnaw on the vitals. Like those pigeons making a racket outside the bedroom window far too early on a Saturday morning! When you become aware of a problem then possible solutions begin to take shape but sometimes these ‘solutions’ are not all they are cracked up to be.Chickens…
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 07:49

Why are Pigeons a Health Hazard?

Feral Pigeons Feral Pigeons are sometimes known as flying rats and are descended form Rock Doves which interbred with racing pigeons and domestic pigeons. Domestic Doves were originally bred from Rock Doves and their natural habitat was sea cliffs and mountains. They have adapted to urban life and find the ledges of buildings to be a substitute for rocks and cliffs. Pigeons don’t migrate which means they will stay near their place of birth – your building! Pigeons have a lifespan of about 4 years and will lay up to 8 eggs per year each; their young will leave the…
While you are still wiling away the winter evenings snuggled under your favourite blankie, listening to the crackle of the fire and sipping on a glass of sherry to keep the cold at bay, the birds are drawing up secret plans of invasion for your home. Before we concede defeat and finally admit in our wildest optimism that winter has passed and we are finally into spring (even if it is still cold!) – It’s already too late. Those crafty birds have already secured their prime positions on your real-estate. Holes, nooks and crannies have been exploited and construction on…
When under siege from a pest bird infestation it is not always easy to see the big picture for the best way forward. Companies have to be aware of the impact of their practices on the environment and how they are viewed in the public eye.  For a company that has to deal with the many problems of bird infestation the situation is very real and potentially costly ranging from health hazards, building damage, cleaning the faeces and dead birds, etc.  For a visitor to the same company the birds may not even be noticed or at most any visible…
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 08:19

Urban Bad Bird Behaviour

A friend told me a story of when he went to Kirstenbosch as a family for a picnic recently. The usual rituals were observed of scouting around to find a shady spot with a view that was away from the public paths and not too crowded or too far from the amenities, spreading out the blanket on the much debated and finally selected spot, unloading the heavy picnic basket, taking the time to admire the mountainous view and engaging in some head nodding about how lucky they are to be living in Cape Town. The picnic was laid out, wine…
In our urban environment we have created a perfect breeding ground for birds that are naturally disposed to breeding in exponential numbers to protect the survival of their species. The abundance and food and the adaptation of certain bird species to our urban environment accelerates this population explosion. Without the corresponding increase in predators we are left with a species that quickly becomes a pest. When it comes to bird control many methods are available to tackle the problem where some are less humane than others. In finding a solution to a bird control problem it is important to look…
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