Control of Mammals at Airports,
THURLOW AND ASSOCIATES ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL CONSULTANTS LTD OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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Airport designers and planners, when considering the natural environment within and around the airport, have two options. Those options are to create as sterile an environment as possible thereby excluding fauna, or to create an aesthetically pleasing environment, a pride to both city and traveller, with all the attendant problems of pest control required for safety In effect an artificial ecological island. Design considerations can be devised to include landscaping models which exclude some mammals and meet aesthetic requirements. Technological means to eliminate or repel mammals from airports such as trapping, chemical repellents, removal of attractants, aversive conditioning, and mechanical or electronic scaring devices are now available and their relative value has been reviewed.