Updated: Mar 9, 2021
Did you know chemicals used to control insects and rodents can be damaging Australian ecosystems? Rodenticides are driving declines in owl populations and other birds of prey. Insecticides are killing the birds that feed on insects. Pesticides should be avoided wherever possible -- remember that if you don't lay down rat poison, you increase the survival of the predators who might eat the rat for you at the same time.