Owls to be used to combat Joburg's rodent infestation

By admin
22 April 2014

Owls will soon be put to use in order to clean up the rodent infestation in Johannesburg.

The city of Johannesburg will use owls, among other measures, to combat rodents, The New Age newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The city had set aside R2 million to address a rodent infestation that had become a health hazard.

The money would be spent on pest control measures, such as rodenticides, rat cages, owls, and fogging machines.

The New Age reported that city spokesman Nthatisi Modingoane said the focus would be on addressing the rodents' habitat before embarking on other control methods, such as mechanical trapping and rodenticides.


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