Stuart Burgess, of English Nature, an organisation which advises the Government on wildlife and conservation, says that foreign wildlife such as knotweed causes problems because it has no natural predator
in this country to keep it under control.
The review shows that natural predators
keep prey populations healthy by selecting weaker or sick animals, a culling procedure that also helps prevent the spread of disease.
Other times they excavate them, burn them, drown them, mow them down, attack them with natural predators
, or shower them with herbicides.
THE DAMAGE With no natural predators
, its population has exploded--up to 13,000 snakes per square mile!
"The people who support us know the facts: Foxes are not fluffy, cute creatures, they are natural predators
, but no animal deserves to be torn to pieces in the name of sport.
Cats are natural predators
and a survey by the Mammal Society has shown that as many as 75 million birds are killed each year by Britain's 7.5 million domestic cats.
still need assistance, and it will be up to the likes of Jonas Gutierrez and Hatem Ben Arfa to provide it.
Don't be hasty with insecticide as it will damage natural predators
. Remove by rubbing or using soap
Disperse them with a jet of water from a hose or pick them off, and encourage natural predators
such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies by planting nectar-producing and pollen-rich plants such as the poached egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii).
Habitat is "managed," for sure, but with money from hunting licenses and taxes on firearms, through the use of burning and clear cutting, flooding and draining--and the destruction of natural predators
so that the hunters can instead have the "game" animals.
You can also encourage any natural predators
, such as birds.
It is an exalted species within the food chain and has no natural predators
, although I will accept her argument when I witness her eating one!