Aviary Mesh. Netting, the right option for aviary control.
Aviary mesh: plastic net versus aluminium net.Hortomallas aviary mesh is the most effective method to keep birds away from the areas you want to protect. It is as strong as steel mesh but more economical than aluminium mesh. In fact it is manufactured from high density extruded polyethylene, through a process of biaxially orientation. That means that the layers are stretched in two different directions. So it provides higher tensile strength. Thanks to a special treatment against UltraViolet degradation, it is UV resistant and doesn’t oxide. Furthermore, as is very flexible and adjustable, it is possible to cut it by common trimmers and obtain the exact measure of the aviary mesh needed. This advantage is particularly important in case of application on trees of different heights and shapes. Net almost imperceptible appearance permits to use it on all the surfaces, even on historical monuments.Sanitary danger. Birds diseases that can be transmitted to humansBird control is required not only because of the huge structural damage birds can cause on buildings, in urban and commercial areas. Avoiding bird droppings is highly recommended also because of the risk for human health. It is common to see hens, pigeons, parakeets and parrots perched on attics, park buildings, bridges, cupolas, on the street. However, birds are responsible for many types of diseases that are transmitted through their excrements, which contain bacteria and fungi. Among respiratory and intestinal diseases that can cause is atypical pneumonia (infection in the lungs by bacteria), avian tuberculosis and allergic alveolitis (inflammation of the lung). If not detected early, this ill could affect the kidneys and heart and even cause death.Pigeons, geese, starling and house sparrows can lead to several diseases. All of them are transmissible to humans. In fact dried organic matters are easily spread through ventilation systems and transported to the airways or deposited on food.Example of diseases provoked by birds
- Histoplasmosis caused by a fungus present in dried bird fecal matter.
- Candidiasis spread by pigeons.
- Cryptococcosis fungus derived from pigeons and starlings.
- St. Louis Encephalitis carried by infected house sparrow, pigeons and house finches.
- Salmonellosis originated in bird excrements and spread through air conditioning systems. It contaminates food.
- E.coli infection: bacteria present in bird droppings.
HORTOMALLAS manufactures and markets crop support nettings (trellising and tutoring as alternatives to the raffia twine labor intensive traditional system) that increase crop quality. Our Mission is to: INCREASE VEGETABLE CROP YIELD AND PROFITABILITY TO ALL THOSE VEGETABLES THAT NEED TUTORING AND SUPPORT USING NETTING INSTEAD OF RAFFIA. Since 1994 we help professional growers and farmers improve their cucumber, tomatoes, melon, zucchini, bean, chile, peppers crops where trellises and supports are needed. HORTOMALLAS is the ideal system for cucurbitacea and solonacea to improve their phytosanitary conditions, while increasing the solar exposure and the brix degrees. Besides the obvious labor costs savings, the use of HORTOMALLAS increases the life span of the plant, allowing longer periods of harvests and of a greater quality. Call us, our crop specialists will help you with specialized attention in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula!