Thursday, May 21, 2020

Birdlife plea for help

Image and article here taken directly from Birdlife 

And have your say by making a submission

  1. There are lots of ways to minimise your need for rodenticides. Which of these bird-friendly changes can you commit to?  Make your house and garden less friendly for rodents: seal potential roof/wall cavity access points that rodents might be using pick up any fallen fruit, ensure excess pet food isn’t accessible, rodent-proof chook pens and aviaries, replace rat-friendly palms with owl-friendly natives, and tidy up garden waste and limit access to compost heaps  
  2. Encourage native predators: plant native trees, and install nest boxes for owls to breed in.  
  3. Reduce dependence on poison baits: consider other, non-poison pest control, like snap traps, only put out baits when you actually need to, read the labels on any poisons you buy and make the change to first generation anticoagulant rodenticides (FGARs) or other alternatives. Look for active ingredients like Warfarin and Coumatetralyl or natural constituents like Sodium Chloride, and leave second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) on the shelf.

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