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Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:54

Eurasian Starling

 

Summary:

This bird is usually seen in small family groups or in large flocks. These birds will eat almost anything, including farmland invertebrates (such as larvae, insects, earthworms, millipedes, snails, spiders) and berries, and garbage.

Habitat:
  • Mostly found on lawns, fields and grasslands;
  • Settles down in nearby trees;
  • Also likes tall trees and buildings.
Breeding:
  • Nests in a hole in wall or tree, in piping gutters or among accumulated debris in tree;
  • Nest made of grass and lined with other soft natural materials like feathers and moss;
  • Clutch: 3-6 eggs;
  • Nesting endures for about 20 days.
Damage:
  • Uric acids in feces are highly corrosive: Feces cause damage to waterproofing of roofs causing leaks; feces damage paint work of automobiles with regular/long contact; feces also damage air conditioning units and solar panels;
  • Degrading the aesthetics of potentially neat and beautiful buildings;
  • May cause a health risk when HACP standards are not met by food processing companies as a result of birds entering factories and warehouses: bird droppings damage and infest raw materials, products in process and finished goods;
  • Nests near electrical points/lines or in chimneys are a great fire hazard;
  • Bacteria, fungal agents and ectoparasites in droppings may be a health risk;
  • Birds feeding off crops, especially various seeds and any crop with a high brix (sugar content) cause losses for farmers/companies;
  • When they move in flocks the buildup of their feces has a great impact on buildings and trees;
  • Starlings raid orchards and vineyards for fruit when moving in flock.
Control:

Closure of entry points

Netting

 

Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:53

Hadeda Ibis

 

Summary:

The Hadeda Ibis is an indigenous species. Large, raucous bird which has its name from the sound it makes. Usually gregarious in groups of 5-20 birds. Forage on the ground by probing with their long bill or picking from the surface. Roosts in trees or on power pylons.

Habitat:
  • Mostly found on Highlands and dry areas.
  • Also on grasslands, savannas, bushveld, forest edges, large gardens, playing fields and airfields.
  • On rare occasions at marshes and sources of inland water.
Breeding:
  • Roosts in trees or on power pylons.
  • Nest made of flimsy sticks and grass.
  • Usually nests up high in trees, on hillside or riverbank, cliff and sometimes on telephone pole.
Damage:
  • Degrade the aesthetics of potentially neat and beautiful buildings.
  • Very loud, raucous birds.
  • Feaces build-up in dams and around trees can cause severe damage resulting in fish and trees dying.
  • Theft of pet food.
Control:

Eagle Eye Silver

FlashFLag Silver

 

Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:49

Pied Crow

 

Summary:

The House Crow Omnivorous, an abundant bird which originates from Asia. A intelligent and quite aggressive bird. Abundant in crime ridden townships. Forages on the ground, roosts communally in trees.

Habitat:
  • Urban / Dense human settlements.
Breeding:
  • Nests in fork of tree, on buildings or telephone poles.
  • Clutch: 3-6 eggs
Damage:
  • Bacterial diseases like cholera caused by ectoparasites.
  • Uric acids in feaces are highly corrosive:
  • Feaces cause damage to waterproofing of roofs causing leaks; feaces damage paint work of automobiles with regular/long contact; feces also damage air conditioning units and solar panels.
  • Degrading the aesthetics of potentially neat and beautiful buildings.
  • May cause a health risk when HACP standards are not met by food processing companies as a result of birds entering factories and warehouses: bird droppings damage and infest raw materials, products in process and finished goods.
  • Very intelligent – well known thieves of various items.
Control:

Eagle Eye Silver

FlashFlag Silver

 

Thursday, 18 July 2013 12:46

House Crow

 

Summary:

The House Crow Omnivorous, an abundant bird which originates from Asia. A intelligent and quite aggressive bird. Abundant in crime ridden townships. Forages on the ground, roosts communally in trees.

Habitat:
  • Urban / Dense human settlements.
Breeding:
  • Nests in fork of tree, on buildings or telephone poles.
  • Clutch: 3-6 eggs
Damage:
  • Bacterial diseases like cholera caused by ectoparasites.
  • Uric acids in feaces are highly corrosive:
  • Feaces cause damage to waterproofing of roofs causing leaks; feaces damage paint work of automobiles with regular/long contact; feces also damage air conditioning units and solar panels.
  • Degrading the aesthetics of potentially neat and beautiful buildings.
  • May cause a health risk when HACP standards are not met by food processing companies as a result of birds entering factories and warehouses: bird droppings damage and infest raw materials, products in process and finished goods.
  • Very intelligent – well known thieves of various items.
Control:

Eagle Eye Silver

FlashFlag Silver

 

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 10:35

House Sparrow

 

Summary:

The house sparrow is the second most notorious urban pest bird. It lives on urban scraps and is extremely adaptive.

Their legs and toes enable them to perch on branches. They are boisterous, intelligent birds that roost in noisy flocks.

Habitat:
  • Human settlements;
  • Likes roosting in tree branches, on ivy covered walls and under roof eaves;
  • Prefer small enclosed spaces like house shutters, drainage piping, building rafters and corrugated metal siding for building nests in;
  • Being aggressive, they will force other birds out of their ‘home’;
  • Urban, suburban and human settlements in all habitats.
Breeding:
  • Nests on buildings and in trees;
  • Builds large nests that often holds several families;
  • Clutch:1-6;
  • One breeding pair can grow 2000+ birds in two to three years.
Damage:
  • Degrading the aesthetics of potentially neat and beautiful buildings;
  • Sparrows may cause a health risk when HACP standards are not met by food processing companies as a result of birds entering factories and warehouses:
    • bird droppings damage and infest raw materials, products in process and finished goods;
  • Nests near electrical points/lines or in chimneys are a great fire hazard;
  • Bacteria, fungal agents and ectoparasites in droppings may be a health risk;
  • Makes a lot of noise when moving in flocks.
Control:

FlashFlag Silver

Nightmare Sound System

The Sea-Bird version of the FlashFlag.
Single unit with a fastening bracket for flat surfaces.

$34.00(+$2.38 Tax)
Quantity:

The Sea-bird version of the FlashFlag.
Single unit with a mounting bracket for roofpeaks/angled surfaces.

$34.00(+$2.38 Tax)
Quantity:

Our UV-stabilized FlashFlag on a rotating bracket for improved performance. No mounting brackets included. To be fastened with clamps or cable-ties to a secondary pipe/pole.

$29.00(+$2.03 Tax)
Quantity:

A single FlashFlag with a corner bracket for mounting on a roof-pitch.

$34.00(+$2.38 Tax)
Quantity:

A single FlashFlag with a flat bracket to be mounted on flat surfaces. (Fasteners not included)

$34.00(+$2.38 Tax)
Quantity:
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