A marten can pose a threat to people and pets, especially if it feels threatened. It is advisable that you secure your home and car well to keep martens away and that you keep a safe distance from wild martens.

Appearance and Characteristics

The marten is slightly smaller than a domestic cat and weighs around 1-2 kg. Martens are nocturnal small to medium-sized mammals found in Europe, Asia and North America. There are several species of marten including the pine marten, stone marten and mink marten. In general, martens have a long, slender build, short legs, and a bushy tail.

The fur of mustelids varies by species, but is typically brown or gray with a white chest and light-colored belly. Martens also have large, pointed ears and a pointed snout. Their eyes are large, round, and have prominent yellow to brown irises.

Martens are active and agile animals, able to move both in trees and on the ground. They are known for their ability to squeeze through narrow openings and climb into tight spaces. Martens are omnivores and feed on a wide variety of foods including fruits, nuts, insects and small animals. They are solitary and spend most of their time alone except during the mating season. They usually have their offspring in the spring.

In general, martens are an important part of our ecosystems and help regulate population sizes of other animals by acting as natural predators.

Danger from martens

A marten can cause a variety of damage, especially if it nests in your home or car. The most common damages include:

- Cable Destruction: Martens can bite through cables in cars and buildings, which can lead to electrical problems (short circuits).

– Roof and insulation damage: Martens can dig holes in roofs and insulation to build nests, which can lead to heat and energy losses.

– Destruction of gardens and green areas: Martens can cause damage to flowers, bushes and trees in gardens and green areas.

– Damage to car and boat engines: Martens can nest in car and boat engines, damaging parts.

To avoid damage, one should take some preventive measures such as securing buildings and cars.

Finally, the mere sight of a marten can induce fear in some people, especially when seen near residential areas. It's important to note that martens are typically shy and rarely approach humans unless they feel threatened.

The marten is one of the protected animals and it is therefore illegal to kill or injure them. If you have problems with a marten, you should contact a qualified professional to carry out a deterrent.

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As pest controllers, contrary to popular belief, we see the pigeon as a potential threat to human health and the safety of buildings and facilities.

Appearance and characteristics of pigeons

Pigeons can transmit a variety of diseases including salmonella, psittacosis and histoplasmosis. In addition, pigeons can also carry parasites such as mites and ticks, which pose other health risks.

Another problem is that pigeons often seek nesting sites near buildings or facilities, which can lead to a build-up of droppings and feathers. Pigeons droppings contain high levels of ammonia and other harmful chemicals that can affect air quality and cause structural damage to buildings and facilities. When pigeons settle in air conditioning or other ventilation systems, they can also affect the air supply and interfere with the operation of the equipment.

As a pest controller, it is important to identify pigeon problems early and take effective control measures. These include techniques such as pigeon deterrent systems, netting, electric barriers and other deterrent methods. Also, removing nest sites and cleaning up faeces and feather buildup are important steps in keeping pigeon populations under control and minimizing potential health and safety risks.

Danger from pigeons

Pigeons are medium-sized birds that come in a variety of colors and shapes. They have a round, stocky body, short legs, and a small head with a rounded beak. Their wings are long and narrow, giving them high maneuverability in the air. Pigeons are also known for their soft and soothing calls, often referred to as "coos".

The colors of pigeons can vary from white to gray to black. Some species also have striking color patterns, such as the colored pigeon, which has green-purple feathers. Pigeons typically have plumage that is dense and soft to keep them warm.

Pigeons are very social animals and often form large flocks, especially in urban areas. They also have good orientation skills and can find their way over long distances. They usually breed in colonies, laying two eggs per brood. The incubation period is about 14 days and the young are fed and cared for by the parents for about 30 days.

However, in some cultures and religions, doves are revered as sacred animals and have a deeper symbolic meaning. It is also worth noting that doves are considered a symbol of peace and love in many cultures. In fact, they have long been domesticated animals and have been used as food and carrier pigeons.

Overall, pigeons are adaptable birds that can live in a variety of environments. Regardless of how pigeons are perceived, it is important to understand their lifestyle and behaviors in order to develop effective strategies for controlling and managing pigeon populations.

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