4 Options To Control Pigeons in A Large Area

Getting rid of pigeons from roofs, balconies, and industrial areas is one of the most frequently asked questions by people who have pigeon problems. Pigeons are frequently fed through leftovers and trash, but some pigeon lovers nourish the pigeons with good daily feed. It causes more damage than good for the birds because the pigeons start to congregate in huge figures, which leads to different difficulties for residents of the area. As a result, some people use fatal and non-humane methods for getting rid of pigeons. Pigeons cause annoyance and health hazards. In large cities, easily accessible food and water, … Continue reading

New and Larger Wave of Locusts Threaten East Africa and Beyond

Before the current pandemic that the world is battling, East Africa and neighbouring regions of the globe experienced the biggest locust infestation in the past 70 years. That event was devastating. Then the Covid-19 pandemic started to move across the globe. And just as a viral plague can resurface if adequate measures are not taken and sustained for a long enough period of time to interrupt the spread of the virus, the locusts have returned. The locust plague has reappeared in East Africa and is said to be 20 times the strength of the earlier infestations. The Fight for Food … Continue reading

Desert Locusts Are Swarming With Greater Ferocity

The latest outbreak of locusts over eastern Africa has been ongoing since the beginning of this year. It is considered by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the UN as the worst outbreak of locusts in 70 years. The threat of the desert locust is extreme urgent as it’s a major threat to the food security in the region. Bearing in mind, that this region is extremely vulnerable to the predominant subsistence lifestyle. It also appears that new breeding may have occurred in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia which will intensify the infestation. The question that are foremost in minds … Continue reading

Why Do You Need Eco-friendly Cleaning?

We’ve settled into a lot of different amenities over the years. From cars to washing machines to even the mighty toaster. Of course, just because we’ve built something doesn’t mean we’ve given up on trying to improve it in just about any way, shape, or form we can muster up. One of the newest ways to improve something that exists is to make it more friendly for the environment. One of the newest industries to get hit by the green wave would be the housekeeping industry. What’s to gain from eco-friendly cleaning services? Lucky for you, I got to the … Continue reading

المكافحة المتكاملة للآفات الزراعية

المكافحة المتكاملة بأنها نظام إدارة تعداد الآفة والذي يستخدم كل الطرق المناسبة لخفض هذا التعداد والسيطرة عليه وبقائها دون الحد الذي يسبب عندها ضرراًإقتصادياً. وبعبارة أخرى:-هي تكاثف طرق المكافحة المختلفة الطبيعية والميكانيكية والحيوية والكيماوية والتشريعية والذاتية  في نظام أمثل يهدف إلى تخفيض أضرار الآفات مع المحافظة على سلامة البيئة. ومن أهم  أسس المكافحة المتكاملةمراقبه الآفات وهي المراقبة والرصد والتنبؤ للأطوار الكاملة للآفة وذلك بإستخدام المصائد الفرمونيه، الغذائية والضوئية بالإضافة إلى إعتماد الحد الإقتصادي الحرج وحد الضرر الإقتصادي عند إتخاذ أي قرار بالمكافحة الكيميائية والعمل على تحديد توقيت عملية المكافحة واختيار المبيدات المتخصصة والآمنة بيئياً مع ضرورة تربية وإطلاق الأعداء الحيوية … Continue reading

التخلص من عبوات المبيدات الكيماوية الفارغة وسلامة الصحة والبيئة

تعرف مبيدات الآفات بالإنجليزية )(Pesticides) وهي عبارة عن مواد كيماوية تستخدم لمكافحة الآفات الزراعية أو أي نوع من الكائنات الحية التي يمكن أن تشكل آفة على المحاصيل الزراعية، ويضعها العلماء في مجموعات وهي المبيدات الحشرية ، المبيدات الفطرية ومبيدات الأعشاب، بالإضافة إلى مبيدات القوارض، مبيدات الديدان الإسطوانية والرخويات ومبيدات العناكب. والمبيدات الزراعية بصورة عامة مركبات سامة وخطرة ويجب إستعمالها بحذر وعند الضرورة فقط بعد استنفاذ كافة أساليب الوقاية وطرق المكافحة الزراعية. وعلى الرغم من وجود فوائدٍ لاستخدام مبيدات الآفات، إلا أنه توجد لها آثارها الضارة الخطيرة، مثل احتمالية التسمم البشري أو تسمم الحيوانات (ووفقاً لبنود اتفاقية استكهولم بشأن الملوثات العضوية … Continue reading

Green Ways to Prevent Pests from Entering Our Homes

Pests are universally considered as undesirable and unwanted housemates. This is rightfully so because not only do pests partake in your food uninvited, they also leave destruction in their wake and they are dangerous vectors of diseases. Termites leave the most significant amount of destruction among household pests. Termites can wreck entire rooms if left uncontrolled. Some pests like mosquitoes, ants, bed bugs and ticks just hang around in your house to cause pain and discomfort. Rats, mice, flies and cockroaches not only steal or freeload on your food items, they spoil food or leave undesirable traces of their bad … Continue reading

A Guide to Control Mosquito Invasion

Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creature, not only for us humans but also for our pets. Ticks and the diseases they carry have been responsible for killing more human lives as compared to any other war history. Even today, they transmit many diseases, including malaria, kill around three million people and infect another more than two million people every year. Many others are dying with other major mosquito-borne diseases, including encephalitis, yellow fever, filariasis, and dengue. Along with human beings, this teeny tiny creature is making our pets’ lives terrible too. As pets also love to go out with us … Continue reading

Red Palm Weevil – A Real Threat to Date Palms in Middle East

A modern day threat to agriculture across the globe is the red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus). This creature is native to South Asia but it rather rapidly spreading its wings and crossing the globe. The red palm weevil can completely destroy palm groves, be it coconut, date or palm oil. Over the immediate past 30 years, the red palm weevil (also known as red date weevil) has penetrated over 60 countries and is now reaching the Middle East,  northern Africa, southern Europe and across to the Caribbean. Emergence in the Middle East The weevil began to appear in Saudi Arabia … Continue reading