Roof Top Gardens: A Potential Opportunity?
As more and more cities begin to convert roof tops into gardens, I wondered whether these micro-habitats might become an opportunity for wildlife control operators. We all know that habitat is necessary for wildlife. Typically, intensive urban areas are biological dead zones, inhospitable areas for most wildlife, except pigeons and commensal rodents. Now that gardens, food plots are being placed on roofs, these dead zones may result in sufficient habitat for wildlife. Time will tell. But I would love to hear your thoughts.
Source: Conservation Winter 2012.
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Stephen M. Vantassel is a certified wildlife control operator who helps individuals, businesses, and agencies resolve wildlife damage issues through training, writing, expert witness, and research. His latest book is the Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition. He can be contacted at wildlifecontrolconsultant at gmail dot com.
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