Understanding and Preventing Secondary Poisoning
Cape Town Eco-Friendly Practices Environmental Awareness Pest Control Wildlife

Understanding and Preventing Secondary Poisoning

Secondary poisoning occurs when animals ingest toxins indirectly, typically by consuming poisoned prey. In Cape Town, this issue is particularly concerning due to its diverse wildlife, including owls, genets, mongooses, and caracals. These predators are at risk when rodents are poisoned with rodenticides.
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The Cape Dwarf Chameleon
Cape Town Wildlife

The Cape Dwarf Chameleon

The Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum) is a small lizard that is endemic to the Western Cape region of South Africa. This species is unique in that it has the ability to change color to match its surroundings, making it a master of camouflage. Unfortunately, despite its incredible adaptation skills, the Cape Dwarf Chameleon is facing significant threats to its survival.
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Protecting the Wetlands and Sea Around Cape Town: The Dangers of Pest Control Poisons
Pest Control Wildlife

Protecting the Wetlands and Sea Around Cape Town: The Dangers of Pest Control Poisons

Pest control poisons can have devastating effects on the environment, especially on the wetlands and sea around Cape Town, South Africa. While pesticides are necessary for pest control, their careless use can have severe impacts on the environment. In this article, we will explore the dangers of pest control poisons on the wetlands and sea around Cape Town and the need for responsible use of pesticides by pest controllers.
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What’s Scratching in Your Roof?
DIY General Pest Control Wildlife

What’s Scratching in Your Roof?

House mice are one of the most common pests found in homes. They can breed quickly and give birth to six babies every three weeks! They may look cute but they can spread diseases, such as include salmonella, leptospirosis, and even Hantavirus. They're also devastating to your home because of their destructive nature, which is why it’s important that you get rid of this problem quickly.
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Bees Under Threat
Wildlife

Bees Under Threat

Our Bees are under siege from habitat loss, climate change and pesticides. The World would be a much less colourful place without these important pollinators. 90% of flowering plants rely on them for reproduction, so it is safe to say that we can't live without them!
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Let’s Be Owl Wise
Cape Town Wildlife

Let’s Be Owl Wise

At the beginning of June, Dagny discovered one of Zeekoevlei's resident male spotted eagle owls, weak and sick, on the ground, he was able to pick the bird up quite easily, which indicated just how sick it was and he also suspected that it was suffering from concussion.
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Rat Poison Threat to City’s Peri-urban Caracals & Wildlife
Cape Town Wildlife

Rat Poison Threat to City’s Peri-urban Caracals & Wildlife

Urban rat poisons are spilling over into Cape Town’s natural environment, threatening species such as caracal, mongoose, otter and owl....
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Poison Labels – What Do They Mean?
General Science

Poison Labels – What Do They Mean?

Pesticides are grouped according to the toxicity hazard group to which they belong, and each has different colour-coded poison labels....
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Rat Poisons & Owls
Cape Town Wildlife

Rat Poisons & Owls

There are unfortunately many rat poisons on the market that are not environmentally-friendly and if the dead rodents are eaten...
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