A walk in a park is sure to give you a scare if you find more
of rats jogging than the humans!
Just imagine the walkers and joggers negotiating the pathways while trying to avoid stepping on the swarming rodents. This is so furious!
Many of the parks and gardens get riddled with holes due to the rodent infestation. Rats are also frequently seen raiding the rubbish bins in the parks.
There are many expensive plants in the parks and sometimes they get picked up by these rodents.
Visitors feed birds at the park that makes the matters worse because the food items they bring along attract rats by the hundreds to a free meal. At parks, joggers, walkers, and other habitués feed the birds, which brings rodent invasion. As the number of people feeding them is not large, there is little left for rodents, these pests attack the pigeons and other birds.
It is quite common to see dead pigeons in the park. It is observed that rodents first maim the birds by biting their legs and then feed on them.
Some parks have ponds and other water bodies wherein the aquatic rodents nest. These rodents litter the water bodies which can be led to spread of many water-borne diseases.
Rat invasion had got so immense in parks in Paris that it led to temporarily shut down of at least nine central parks and gardens to tackle the problem. Below is few more evidence where rodents have caused nuisance in parks.
Upper West Side assemblywoman pleads with city to stamp out rats in park
By Glenn Blain, August 8, 2017, New York Daily News
ALBANY — It’s the Upper Rat Side.
An Upper West Side assemblywoman says her district has been overrun by rats and she wants the city and state to do something about it.
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, a Democrat, said her constituents have “all but given up” on using parks in her neighborhood because of the rodents and she charged that city officials have not allocated any funds to combat the rats in her district.
“City parks should not be playgrounds for rats,” said Rosenthal, who is one of the Capitol’s most prolific sponsors of animal rights bills.
Rosenthal complained that the city’s $32 million Neighborhood Rat Remediation Plan announced earlier this year did not contain any money for the Upper West Side, despite rats “literally jumping into” children’s strollers.”
Horrifying colony of huge rats and mice found in park as parents warned to protect children
By Helen Whitehouse, 26 May 2017, Mirror, UK
Shocking footage emerges of dozens of rodents scurrying about in the open in broad daylight
Some of the rats found in the park in Hull are described as “scarily large”.
Chairman of Friends of Pearson Park John Robinson said: “In any park you are going to get animals and wildlife but it does seem disturbing to see this in the middle of the day.
“The priority is safety and the council has to make sure that there is not a health risk in terms of young children because it is a fantastic facility.”
The plague is a blow to park users who are excited about plans to restore facilities such as a playground to the park.
Architect Hugh Massey had his plans approved earlier this year – and has previously told how the restorations will improve where he played as a boy.
He said at the time: “I played in the park as a boy so I am delighted planning permission has been secured.
Park keepers use traps to catch the rodents and then they throw the rats at a distant site after they are trapped by the cages and pads. However, the pads are unconventional since the rodents thrown at different sites can cause nuisance there. Rat poison used to get rid of rats can prove responsible for killing pets and innocent wildlife.
C Tech Corporation provides a rodent aversive, Rodrepel™ is a product resulting from smart technology and green chemistry. The most striking feature of this product is that it is completely environment-friendly; it does not kill the target species, nor does it harm humans or the environment.
The product available in the form of liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints and be applied to the concrete structures from the parks. The product can be used for painting the playing equipment from the parks. The liquid concentrate is compatible with all types of paints and solvents. The product does not alter the properties of paint.
The product available in the form of lacquer can be used as a direct application. The lacquer can be applied on the wooden sitting areas, chair, decoratives etc. from the parks. The lacquer can be used on already installed pipes and cables used in the parks to keep them safe from the pest attack.
The masterbatch can be incorporated into the polymeric playing equipment used in the parks. The cables and pipes used in the parks can be incorporated using our masterbatch.
The product triggers a fear response in rodents thus protecting the application. It causes severe temporary distress to the mucous membrane of the rodents due to which the pest stays away from the application. The product triggers an unpleasant reaction in case if the pest tries to gnaw away the application. After encountering the above-mentioned emotions, the animal instinctively perceives it with something it should stay away from and stores this information for future reference. The fact that certain rodents are repelled is mimicked by other rodents as well. Thus, the other rodents too stay away from the applications. The unpleasant experience is imprinted within the animal’s memory and passed on to its progeny.
A healthy and safe environment can be confirmed using Rodrepel™.
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