I Love my Harris Hawk !!

Living and working with a hawk or any wild bird is an absolute joy ..... most of the time.  The Harris Hawk is a very popular bird in falconry circles.  Unusually for a bird of prey, the Harris Hawk is used to hunting in packs which may explain its popularity as a hunting companion.  They are relatively easy to train compared to other birds and very social.  My Harris Hawk, Maximus, is a natural hunter and loves to work as part of bird control team - he does the hard work !!

The hard work consists of a number of things but here in Ireland its mainly bird control, the clearing of birds such as pigeons, crows and seagulls.  This kind of wildlife control service is important for a number of reasons.  It doesn't use poison or pesticides so other species are usually unharmed.  Its keeps commercial buildings free of problems such as nesting or excessive bird droppings.  At the extreme, in airports, the control of birds is a matter of life and death.

Love them or hate them

There is something about spiders that invokes real fear in so many people that its thought our fear of them is an evolutionary development which increased survival rates.  From an Irish perspective though, fear of spiders is something thats very hard to understand.  The reason is that a spider is a great form of pest control, if there is a spider in the house, then he has to be feeding on something and personally I prefer the spider than its prey.  So although we don't consider the spider a pest, we do get a lot of queries about them.

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We are all worried about the environment and most of us try to avoid using strong chemicals in our homes and gardens.  Pesticides in particular seem to be laced with strong chemicals and no one wants to expose themselves and their families to those dangers.  Any kind of poison, rat poison in particular needs to be kept well away from areas where children, domestic animals or wildlife congregate.

Rat Facts by TPC


I was doing a bit of reading in Wikipedia so here are a few Rat Facts !!!
Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea.
"True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.
The Black Rat and the Brown Rat are generally known as the Old World rats or true rats, and originated in Asia.

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Rats and Mice can be a real health hazard in the home or in your place of work.  Rodents can damage property, carry diseases and contaminate food with their faeces, urine and fur. Here are our Top Tips for controlling rats and mice in the home and workplace.

Keep external areas free from clutter and rubbish - when considering your rodent control and prevention, start from the outside of your property and then move into the house (or business).
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