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Cape Town school considers using owls to control rodents

7 June 2019 12:16 PM
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Rallim Prep principal Colleen Miller says residents nearby started complaining about the rodents infesting their homes.

Owls have long provided a natural way to control rodent infestations.

This is the advice given to Rallim Prep after the school launched in Sunningdale, Cape Town. Residents living next to the school are concerned about the rodents that infested their homes after the field was cleared to build the school.

Rallim Prep principal Colleen Miller has heeded residents concerns and is considering having owl boxes on the school's premises.

Residents are also concerned about the use of poison as it might kill other domestic animals.

Read: Coding for Grade Ones included in private schools curriculum

I think the owl boxes are a good idea because they are environmentally friendly...

Colleen Miller, Principal - Rallim Prep

The component fits well with our philosophy and it provides a learning opportunity for our children.

Colleen Miller, Principal - Rallim Prep

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Cape Town school considers using owls to control rodents


7 June 2019 12:16 PM
Tags:
using owls to fight rats
Owl

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