Pet bird – Budgies Paradise http://budgies-paradise.com/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 16:34:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://budgies-paradise.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-41-150x150.png Pet bird – Budgies Paradise http://budgies-paradise.com/ 32 32 Bird Cage Market Research with MidWest Homes for Pets, A&E Cage, HAGEN, KING’S CAGES, YML Group https://budgies-paradise.com/bird-cage-market-research-with-midwest-homes-for-pets-a%ef%bc%86e-cage-hagen-kings-cages-yml-group/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:39:32 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/bird-cage-market-research-with-midwest-homes-for-pets-a%ef%bc%86e-cage-hagen-kings-cages-yml-group/ “ A2Z Market Research announces the release of the report, ‘Birds Market Research Report by Category, Form, Product, Type, End-User, Region – Global Forecast to 2027. The major drivers of this growth are the growing need for ‘market information and sustainability of key trends.’ The Consumer Goods industry report further includes market gaps, stability, […]]]>

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“Global Bird Cages market size was estimated at reasonable USD Million in 2021 and is projected to reach healthy USD Million in 2022, and is projected to expand at a steady CAGR to obtain eminent USD Million in here 2027.”

The market has been studied through External Bird Cages and Internal Bird Cages based on category. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and Bird Cages industry chain structure. Top Companies in this report are: MidWest Homes for Pets, A&E Cage, HAGEN, KING’S CAGES, YML Group, KAYTEE, Best Choice Products, All Living Things, Caitec

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The report offers an in -depth evaluation of the strategies of the market cages, geographic and commercial segments of the main market players, also provides information on current and future market trends, a regional analysis and an analysis of the global and regional industry chain Bird Cage Markets.

Type

Cages, Perches, Travel Carriers, Others

Application

Offline sale, online sale

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A resounding success: the Northern Cardinal https://budgies-paradise.com/a-resounding-success-the-northern-cardinal/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 22:17:30 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/a-resounding-success-the-northern-cardinal/ By Jim Knox We waited for them to arrive and they never failed to disappoint us. Like clockwork, at dusk, they appeared. Unmistakable, their bright red plumage seemed to defy the darkening light around them. In small groups of two or three, the wary males would appear, feed briefly and then scurry off into the […]]]>

By Jim Knox

We waited for them to arrive and they never failed to disappoint us. Like clockwork, at dusk, they appeared. Unmistakable, their bright red plumage seemed to defy the darkening light around them. In small groups of two or three, the wary males would appear, feed briefly and then scurry off into the darkening woods beyond. Although missing, their identity was beyond doubt. The bright red birds were striking and unforgettable.

Cardinalis cardinalis, better known as the Northern Cardinal, is a bird of backyard feeders and the wild. Measuring 8 to 9 inches long and sporting brilliant red plumage, a black mask and an acutely angled crest, the Northern Cardinal has been called the most familiar, conspicuous and elegant bird of all. It is often cited as the bird responsible for attracting more birdwatchers than any other species and its cheerful song catches the ear as easily as its coloring catches the eye. Known as one of the few North American songbird species in which the female sings, the female is thought to sing while incubating her clutch of eggs to inform the male of potential predators and let him know when the “coast is clear” to fly. with food at all times. Yet the cardinal’s repertoire is much broader than just a cry of alarm, encompassing more than 24 songs.

Ranging through various habitats from Maine through most of the continental United States and south to Mexico and Belize, this member of the finch family was traditionally a bird of southern climates that adapted its range to the north. Now known as a New England bird and year-round resident, the cardinal is a mainstay at bird feeders even in the coldest winters. With its colors defying the whites and grays of winter, it’s a welcome sight that brings a bold burst of life to the dark, sleepy months. With its non-migratory habits and the fact that it does not moult into dull plumage like most of its conspecifics, the cardinal remains on the radar of bird watchers, naturalists and photographers. Taking their name from their color reminiscent of the scarlet biretta and the vestments of Catholic cardinals, the hues of their plumage are acquired from the carotenoid-rich fruits and red-pigmented berries they eat. Females, on the other hand, sport the bright red crest and accents but retain gray-brown plumage. With a tapered pink beak and long tail complementing their appearance, it’s easy to see why so many people are in love with them. In fact, cardinals were kept as pet birds until 1918, when the International Migratory Bird Treaty Act made the practice illegal.

Its popularity is not limited to nature lovers alone. Northern cardinals are the most popular state bird of all, serving as the state bird of seven states; Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. Still, the bird’s popularity cannot be attributed solely to its flashy appearance. Their fiery nature and persistent protection of their mates, nests and young have inspired countless watchers and earned them mascot status at the highest level. From Major League Baseball to the NFL, and Pac-12 to CIAC, Cardinal teams are teams to be reckoned with and have won conference and national titles!

Behaviourally, cardinals are unique creatures. Ornithologists believe the bird’s habit of foraging during low-light periods around dawn and dusk is likely a response to predator avoidance, in which their striking coloration is dampened by such conditions. low light. These monogamous birds are also among the few species to engage in the act of “beak to beak” in which the males feed the seeds to the females. Known for their nurturing nature, cardinals also feed and protect their companions and young with greater attention than most bird species. Tough and beautiful, northern cardinals face a gauntlet of survival threats ranging from starvation and disease to predators and even accidents such as window-breaking. With such threats, cardinals adapt and overcome obstacles, especially during the harsh New England winters. Temporarily abandoning their fierce territorial nature, northern cardinals gather to form flocks called conclaves, colleges, or Vaticans. Such an adaptive social structure allows birds to forage collectively and find food more successfully. Likewise, many pairs of eyes and ears allow cardinals to maintain and improve their vigilance towards potential predators.

Whether it’s the scarlet lightning that catches your eye or its joyous song that catches your ear, give your attention to the Cardinal and he will return the favor with a touch of inspiration.

Jim Knox is Curator of Education at the Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut and Scientific Advisor to the Bruce Museum. A member of the Explorers Club, Jim enjoys sharing his passion for wildlife conservation with the public in Connecticut and beyond.

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Latest cases show bird flu risk remains – KCC https://budgies-paradise.com/latest-cases-show-bird-flu-risk-remains-kcc/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:14:04 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/latest-cases-show-bird-flu-risk-remains-kcc/ Birdwatchers in Kent are reminded of the importance of following strict biosecurity rules to limit the spread of avian influenza (AI). Chickens can roam freely again, but farmers must take steps to reduce the risk of poultry mixing with wild birds While the risk of transmission to people is low, members of the public are […]]]>

Birdwatchers in Kent are reminded of the importance of following strict biosecurity rules to limit the spread of avian influenza (AI).

Chickens can roam freely again, but farmers must take steps to reduce the risk of poultry mixing with wild birds

While the risk of transmission to people is low, members of the public are also urged to continue to report, and not touch or pick up, any dead or sick birds they find while enjoying the county’s wide open spaces.

The appeals from Kent County Council (KCC) follow confirmation from the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) that the H5NI strain of the disease has been found at premises near Bexhill-on-Sea, Rother, East Sussex, near the Kent border. .

Commonly known as bird flu, AI naturally circulates in wild birds so they can spread the disease to poultry and other domestic birds.

Although regulations requiring poultry and pet birds to be kept indoors – to reduce contact with wild birds – were lifted in May, the risk from wild birds remains. And with more than 101 cases of the H5N1 strain across the country since October, an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) is still in place across Britain.

The rules mean that while birds are allowed to roam outdoors, all bird keepers – whether they have pet birds, a commercial flock or a backyard flock – are legally required to take effective and preventive biosecurity measures. This includes cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces and fencing ponds or standing water to reduce contact of domestic birds with wild birds.

Mike Hill, Kent County Council Cabinet Member for Community and Regulatory Services, said: ‘While the recent lifting of mandatory housing measures was good news for birdwatchers, recent cases of bird flu, including just over our border in East Sussex, show that it is vital that Kent keepers remain vigilant for signs of disease and maintain high standards of biosecurity.

“The UK Food Safety Agency has reassured that the risk to the health of the general public is very low and the Food Standards Agency assures that properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, can be eaten without danger.

“But if people find swans, geese or ducks or other wild birds that are visibly sick or dead, such as gulls or birds of prey, they should not pick them up and report them instead to the Defra Helpline on 03459 33 55 77.

“This report helps APHA understand how avian influenza is distributed geographically and in different types of birds, so calls matter.”

The highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was detected in two wild swans as part of routine surveillance on Stodmarsh in February.

In the event of an outbreak of bird flu in Kent, KCC Business Standards would work closely with colleagues in contingency planning and APHA to ensure the measures and restrictions in place are followed to protect public and animal health – and enforce the law.

Kent Business Standards Manager Steve Rock said: “Good housekeeping is an essential defense against bird flu and the key to limiting its spread.

“All bird keepers in Kent should continue to follow Defra rules and immediately report any signs of the disease in their flocks to the Defra Rural Services Helpline on 03000 200 301.

“People who have more than 50 birds are legally required to register, but anyone who keeps poultry, even as a pet, must register – if they haven’t already – in order to be contacted in the event of an epidemic.”

For the latest bird flu situation and advice for keepers and members of the public visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

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New Mexico game and fish warn of bears in drought conditions https://budgies-paradise.com/new-mexico-game-and-fish-warn-of-bears-in-drought-conditions/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 23:48:00 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/new-mexico-game-and-fish-warn-of-bears-in-drought-conditions/ ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is warning New Mexicans to keep an eye out for bears in extreme drought conditions. “The bears have come out of hibernation,” said department spokeswoman Tristanna Bickford. “They look for sources of food and water, and they travel until they find them.” Wildlife experts […]]]>

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is warning New Mexicans to keep an eye out for bears in extreme drought conditions.

“The bears have come out of hibernation,” said department spokeswoman Tristanna Bickford. “They look for sources of food and water, and they travel until they find them.”

Wildlife experts say the dry conditions limit nearly every food resource the bears depend on, including grasses and flowering plants. This pushes bears into populated areas, including those that don’t normally see bear activity.

“While the bears tend to stay in forested areas, they move around quite a bit,” Bickford said. “So far this year we’ve had confirmed sightings at Clovis, there’s been one at Ute Lake, Santa Rosa, and then, of course, one that was found last week at Deming.”

The Deming city official said a bear cub was seen in a city park early last week. The little one finally showed up in someone’s yard and hit their dog. Officials say the panicked bear climbed a tree. Crews had to use tranquilizer darts to bring the bear to the ground and release it back into the forest.

“As humans we can do a lot to help them continue to move around the area and continue to help them move to a new place where they can find natural food and water sources,” Bickford said.

The ministry offers the following suggestions for preventing bear activity:

  • Keep waste properly contained until day of pickup, especially if you live in or near wooded areas.
  • Never let fruit from trees and bushes rot on the ground. It can be a powerful attractant for bears and other wildlife.
  • Remove bird feeders. Bears view them as high-calorie treats and often seek out nearby additional food sources.
  • Never put meat or smelly food scraps, such as melon, in your compost pile.
  • Do not leave pet food or dishes out overnight.
  • Clean and store outdoor grills after use. Bears can smell sweet barbecue sauce and grease for miles.
  • Keep your camp clean and properly store food and garbage at all times. Use bear-proof containers when available. Otherwise, hang food, toiletries, coolers, and garbage from a tree at least 10 feet off the ground and 6 feet from the tree trunk.
  • Keep your tent and sleeping bag free of food odors. Put away the clothes you wore while cooking or eating with your food.
  • Sleep a safe distance from your cooking area or food storage area. A distance of at least 100 meters is recommended.
  • Never intentionally feed bears to attract and observe them.

Experts say bears are generally not dangerous unless they have to defend themselves or their cubs. If you see a bear in the wild, it’s a good idea to make yourself look big and give it plenty of room to escape and move away.

Regarding bear sightings near residential areas:

“It’s best to watch what the bear does,” Bickford said. “If the bear is just a bear and it’s wandering around looking for food and water, then it’s best to let it continue. Let it enjoy its natural habitat.

Officials say anyone who sees a bear or other wildlife causing trouble in populated areas should contact their local Game and Fish office.

Experts expect the upcoming monsoon to help keep wildlife in forests, not neighborhoods.

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Keeping them safe: ACPR works to help four-legged residents of Adams County https://budgies-paradise.com/keeping-them-safe-acpr-works-to-help-four-legged-residents-of-adams-county/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 08:23:56 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/keeping-them-safe-acpr-works-to-help-four-legged-residents-of-adams-county/ OTHELLO – Although there are usually a full house at Adams County Pet Rescue, some days are busier than others. May 12 turned out to be a very busy day. “We welcomed 15 animals this morning,” said ACPR employee Anita Plancarte. Admission included dogs reported on the loose just outside Othello by the canal. “We […]]]>


OTHELLO – Although there are usually a full house at Adams County Pet Rescue, some days are busier than others. May 12 turned out to be a very busy day.

“We welcomed 15 animals this morning,” said ACPR employee Anita Plancarte.

Admission included dogs reported on the loose just outside Othello by the canal.

“We received a call about seven puppies, and it turned out to be a mother and six puppies. So we went out and grabbed them,” Plancarte said.

The first pup was relatively easy to catch, staff said, but three of the pups fell into the channel and ACPR worker Alonso Mariscal risked falling to get two out – and he doesn’t know not swim.

The rescue required a round trip for the remaining puppies and the mother dog. A pup was captured fairly quickly, but mom and the last pup were hiding in a dense stand of sagebrush. Kaitlyn Koehn crawled through the sagebrush and got mom and pup to safety.

The first call about the puppies came early in the morning. This was followed by the capture of stray dogs within the town limits of Othello.

“Town animal control is also here,” Plancarte said, “So (ACPR staff) had to follow that call. And cats came in – kittens.

May 18 is the day a dog abandoned along the road finally let herself be picked up and transported to the animal shelter. It took ACPR director Kyya Grant three days, but eventually the dog agreed to go into the crate for transport.

“It’s never the same. Every day is different for us,” Plancarte said.

The ACPR is generally busy.

“It’s actually really weird when we don’t welcome anyone in a day,” she said.

She estimated that about 90% of the animals that arrive are strays. Some show signs of having been dumped, such as the mother dog and puppies by the canal. Some are left at the ACPR’s doorstep, such as the mother cat and four kittens found on the outdoor cat toy on May 18. Others seem to have run away from home and got lost.

Grant said dogs and cats actually communicate when they come into contact with people trying to help them. It’s just sometimes hard to know what they’re saying.

“If you (approach) a puppy or a savage, he’s scared, he’ll roll over, snap and bite. So you have to know how to do it. You have to be able to read their language, know when to cut them and when to withdraw when to put pressure. There’s a lot to do,” Grant said.

“Sometimes catching them isn’t pretty,” she added.

Shelter worker Erika Salmeron said people have asked her about the technique of picking up a dog or cat by the skin on the back of its neck, called scratching.

“People think we’re hurting them, but we’re not,” Salmeron said.

Rubbing is how cat and dog moms carry their young, but sometimes people misunderstand when they see a person picking up a scared animal that way, Grant said.

“They’re terrified and they’re screaming, and they’re going to bite — Kaitlyn got bitten today — because they’re scared,” Grant said.

Sometimes, however, people can connect with stray dogs and cats. Grant said she encourages people to bring animals to the shelter if they can be safely caught.

There is a procedure for the arrival of dogs and cats.

“If someone brings (the animal), we ask them to fill out a stray form, with information about where the dog was found and all that,” Plancarte said. “We gain weight, we deworm them, we give them vaccines, we take pictures of them. We give them a name and then we’ll post their pictures if we get pictures right away. I hope someone will pick them up, and if not, after 72 hours they will become ours.

The animal is then placed on a list to be neutered or neutered, microchipped and updated on vaccinations. Any animal over four months old will receive a rabies vaccine, she said.

Pet owners have a better chance of retrieving a lost or stray animal if it’s been cleared, Grant said. Thus, it is important for pet owners to register their pets with the city in which they live. Microchips also help bring lost pets home, as does a proper tag on the pet’s collar.

Adams County Pet Rescue is a no-kill shelter, so everyone who walks through the door finds themselves in a new home. The shelter is not limited to dogs and cats – the ACPR has housed birds, lizards, snakes and even a few wild birds awaiting transport to specialist care facilities.

“We had guinea pigs left on the side of the road on Christmas Eve that someone picked up and brought in,” Grant said. “We had pot-bellied pigs.”

Plancarte said she thought the strangest guests at the shelter were a group of rats.

The rats had been pets of a wandering woman, and she was persuaded to bring them to the shelter rather than release them, Grant said.

The shelter has accommodated almost every variety of dog and cat imaginable. There are trends in pet ownership, however, and Grant said she would urge people to think about what they want before getting a new dog or cat.

“There’s something to be said for finding the breed you want,” she said.

She used German Shepherds as an example.

“They want a watchdog,” she said. “They like the look.”

But shepherds do best when they get plenty of exercise and not every owner has room to let them roam. Shepherds were popular a few years ago, but eventually many shepherds ended up at the shelter.

Grant said the shelter is helped by a network of people inside and outside of Adams County. There are local volunteers taking in dogs and cats as foster families, and the ACPR receives donations of supplies and money.

Cats of Lynwood volunteers act as foster families for some of ACPR’s cats and kittens, and Adams County pets are part of adoption events at PetSmart locations in Bellevue, Shoreline and Lynnwood, Grant said.

The shelter needs kitten formula and dog toys, she said, small fleece blankets for the animals and potty training pads for the puppies.

Puppy and dog food — dry and canned — are the main needs right now, staff said.

“We use (canned foods) to give extra calories, and we also use them to give antibiotics and medicine,” she said.

Feeding the animals is only part of the shelter’s mission, however, staff said.

“The main thing is to get them to safety,” Grant said.

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Knowing the age of baby birds is key to helping them – Daily Press https://budgies-paradise.com/knowing-the-age-of-baby-birds-is-key-to-helping-them-daily-press/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 13:05:11 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/knowing-the-age-of-baby-birds-is-key-to-helping-them-daily-press/ There is nothing more helpless than a baby bird on the ground. But should we help him or leave him alone? Almost all of the baby birds you see on the ground are healthy baby birds that should be left alone. The reproductive cycle of most small songbirds is similar. The male defends a territory […]]]>

There is nothing more helpless than a baby bird on the ground. But should we help him or leave him alone? Almost all of the baby birds you see on the ground are healthy baby birds that should be left alone.

The reproductive cycle of most small songbirds is similar. The male defends a territory by singing and chasing rivals. Females settle in the best territory and mate with the owner. Males often build the beginnings of several nests as suggestions, but it is the female who does most of the collecting and weaving of nest material. All the while, the male follows her carefully to make sure she is never alone with any of her neighbours.

After a week or two of nest building, females lay an egg each morning until the clutch is complete, usually 4–6 eggs, and stay away from the nest to avoid attracting attention. With the last egg laid, she begins to incubate them all, the delay ensuring that no egg gets ahead and hatches prematurely.

After 2-3 weeks of incubation, the embryos coordinate their hatching with small noises, and the parents take the broken shells away and place them in your garden. For a few days, the naked chicks need to be brooded, which is equivalent to incubation, and they receive very little food. But once they have enough feathers to keep warm, both parents begin frantic deliveries of protein-rich insects every 10 minutes for 14 hours a day. This schedule is why trying to raise a bird in the nest yourself is doomed to failure, unless you are a professional or a bird.

After just 2-3 weeks of feeding, the tiny pink baby birds are now heavier than their parents and of normal size, except for their slowly growing wing and tail feathers. It is so dangerous to stay in a nest, where cats, snakes or blue jays will eventually find them, that the baby birds jump to the ground before they can fly.

The parents, especially the males, continue to feed these chicks furiously on the following days – this is when you usually encounter them in your garden. By bringing healthy but flightless baby birds indoors to “rescue” them, you are signing their death warrant. The parents will search for them for an hour or two, then follow the rest of the brood to other yards and move on with their lives. If you stand near a youngster in your driveway to look for the parents, they will stay away until you leave and you will mistakenly conclude that the youngster is abandoned. It takes more discipline than most people possess, but you should almost always leave the baby birds alone.

If you find a baby bird with open eyes and feathers, it’s a baby bird, so please keep it out of traffic, put your pets inside and leave. If you find a baby bird – featherless with eyes that can’t open – that fell from a nest during a windstorm, it’s probably already dying of hypothermia. Place it in a warm cloth and call a local vet. The best way to help baby birds is to donate to professional networks equipped to save many, such as The Wildlife Center of Virginia (www.WildlifeCenter.org) or The Richmond Wildlife Center (www.richmondwildlifecenter.org). DIY baby bird rescue is illegal, unethical and doomed to failure.

Dan Cristol teaches in the Department of Biology at the College of William & Mary and can be contacted at dacris@wm.edu. For local birding opportunities, visit http://williamsburgbirdclub.org/

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Behind-the-Scenes Facts About ‘Batman Returns’ in Honor of Its 30th Anniversary https://budgies-paradise.com/behind-the-scenes-facts-about-batman-returns-in-honor-of-its-30th-anniversary/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 23:16:03 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/behind-the-scenes-facts-about-batman-returns-in-honor-of-its-30th-anniversary/ Michelle Pfeiffer put a real live bird in her mouth. Return of Batman turns 30 this month. Warner Bros. / via giphy.com It premiered at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood on June 16, 1992, and was released in the United States days later on June 19, almost three years to the day after the first […]]]>

Michelle Pfeiffer put a real live bird in her mouth.

Return of Batman turns 30 this month.

Warner Bros. / via giphy.com

It premiered at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood on June 16, 1992, and was released in the United States days later on June 19, almost three years to the day after the first film.

To celebrate, here are 36 things you might not know about the movie:

1.

Director Tim Burton was reluctant to do another Batman film.

Warner Bros. / Ronald Grant Archive / Mary Evans / Courtesy Everett Collection

After the release of the first film, he said a sequel would be “a most mind-boggling idea”.

2.

Burton wasn’t particularly interested in the original script of Return of Batman.

Warner Bros. / via giphy.com

“There are rooms I liked it, but it was kind of boring at times,” he told Empire during filming. I didn’t feel like I could do this; I wanted to treat it like it was another Batman movie.”

3.

In this first scenario, Catwoman and Penguin were going to find hidden treasure.

Warner Bros / Courtesy Everett Collection

4.

Harvey Dent (aka Two-Face) also featured in early drafts of the script.

Warner Bros.

He was about to be disfigured by Catwoman when she held a taser to his face while kissing him. The scene was later reworked to include Max Schreck instead.

5.

Robin was also to appear.

6.

He might have been played by Marlon Wayans.

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It’s not entirely clear if Wayans’ character would have been Robin. It was reported that he was going to play a young mechanic who helps Bruce Wayne and that character would end up being Robin, but other stories said it would be an entirely original character. Either way, the character was dropped, in part because he allegedly “messed up Batman’s lonely psychology.”

8.

Heathers writer Daniel Waters was brought on board to revamp the script.

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He will write later the wrecker and vampire academy.

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Michael Keaton was paid $10 million to reprise his role.

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He earned $6 million for the first film.

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He told Marc Maron that he only followed up on the paycheck so he could pay for a real estate transaction.

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He also admitted that he had never seen the final film.

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The film was apparently a nightmare to shoot.

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“No one can fully understand the emotional and psychological aspects of this,” Burton told Empire. “Stress and pain – you can’t put it in a normal perspective because it’s complete nonsense. You have people almost having a heart attack about the length of someone’s nose should be.”

He later added, “It’s six months of agony compressed into two hours…”

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Meanwhile, Keaton said that after three months of filming, he had only completed one scene.

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“I’m going to spend a month between ending part of a scene and rewinding and resuming.”

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Bruce Wayne was originally meant to be a lot more talkative.

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According to Waters, Keaton went through the script and requested that much of his character’s dialogue be cut. “When I saw the final film,” Waters told The Hollywood Reporter. “I realized he was absolutely right.”

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Annette Bening was originally cast as Catwoman.

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Michelle Pfeiffer was “devastated” when she found out someone else had been cast as Catwoman.

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She told THR, “As a young girl, I was completely obsessed with Catwoman.”

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Once she was chosen, she was determined to become smart.

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“I trained for months with the whip master,” she told THR. “The first day together, I grabbed her face with the whip and it made her bleed. It completely upset me.”

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She still has her whip.

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Catwoman’s last shot looking at the Bat Signal wasn’t Pfeiffer.

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It wasn’t part of the script, but Warner Bros. decided that the character had to survive in case they wanted to feature her in a future episode. A brace was used as Pfeiffer was unavailable. The shot ended up costing a quarter of a million dollars.

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Pfeiffer was actually supposed to replay Catwoman.

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She was going to reprise her role in a spin-off, and Burton was going to direct. The movie sat in development hell for 10 years, when Halle Berry was tapped to play the lead role.

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The scene where Catwoman is about to swallow the penguin’s pet bird is not CGI.

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While the bird that Pfeiffer pulls out of the cage and puts in his mouth is fake, the one we see flying out of his mouth is real.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been more impressed,” Burton told THR. “She had a live bird in her mouth while the camera was rolling. It was four or five seconds and then she let it fly. It was before CG, it was before digital. It was so fast , it looks like it was an effect.”

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Pfeiffer’s performance inspired a musical scream.

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In his song “Riptide”, Vance Joy sings “I swear she’s destined for the screen, the closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer you’ve ever seen.”

The scene in which Selina Kyle ransacks her apartment particularly marked him. He told BuzzFeed, “Her apartment is all pink and beautiful, and a little creepy and childish, and then she smashes everything and spray paints stuff and turns into Catwoman. It’s really that kind of sex scene; it’s It’s incredible.”

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Over 60 Catsuits were created for the $1,000 a pop shoot.

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The prototype was created using a body cast of Pfeiffer so that it would fit him perfectly.

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It fit so perfectly, in fact, that it had to be covered in talcum powder and vacuum sealed.

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Danny DeVito also struggled with his suit.

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“It was four and a half hours of makeup and getting the costume on,” he told THR. “We cut it down to three hours when we finished filming. I had pounds and pounds of facial prostheses and body padding, and the prosthetic hands, which were difficult to use. I kept them on for about half the time.”

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He was one of the first choices to play Penguin.

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Waters told Film Review, “I kind of knew DeVito was going to play the Penguin. We didn’t really officially cast him, but for a little villain, it’s a short list. I ended up writing the Danny DeVito’s character.”

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DeVito didn’t break character once he was in the Penguin costume.

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“He was always in character, using the menacing voice,” Christopher Walken told THR. “I saw Danny after the movie, never during the shoot.”

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David Bowie was approached to play Max Schreck.

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He turned down so he could play Special Agent Phillip Jeffries in Twin Peaks: Fire Walks With Me.

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Originally, Tim Burton didn’t want to cast Walken as Max Schreck, because the actor had “scared” him.

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About 10 minutes later you see a photo of Max Schreck with Arnold Schwarzenegger (who later played Mr. Freeze in batman and robin).

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Original Penguin actor Burgess Meredith was supposed to play Tucker Cobblepot.

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Paul Reubens, who had worked with Burton on The Great Pee-Wee Adventureended up taking the role instead, appearing opposite his pee-wee co-starring Diane Salinger.


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Animal rights groups protested the film.

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It was learned that the penguins would have rockets strapped to their backs, but the penguin curator explained that the birds were very comfortable. They were flown to California in a refrigerated plane and, on set, “received a refrigerated trailer, their own swimming pool, half a ton of ice every day, and fresh fish delivered to them daily straight from the docks” .

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The set was chilled to 35 degrees for the Penguins, despite the hot Los Angeles weather.

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DeVito was the only one comfortable, because of all his padding, prosthetics, and heavy suit.

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30 African penguins and 12 king penguins were used in total.

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The rest was a mix of CGI, robots, and people in penguin suits.

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Warner Bros. was so secretive about the film that when an entertainment magazine leaked photos of DeVito in costume, they hired a private investigator to find out who gave them the photos.

What is your favorite part of Return of Batman? Sound off in the comments!

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Black bear spotted on a garden patio in Oconomowoc https://budgies-paradise.com/black-bear-spotted-on-a-garden-patio-in-oconomowoc/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 23:56:00 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/black-bear-spotted-on-a-garden-patio-in-oconomowoc/ A rare sighting of a black bear in a neighborhood of Oconomowoc has residents on their toes. “That just doesn’t happen here?” WISN 12 News reporter Kent Wainscott asked some locals. “No, not in Oconomowoc,” Mark Chartre said. “Lots of deer but never bears,” said Hannah Burke. ‘t want to be identified, but they posted […]]]>

A rare sighting of a black bear in a neighborhood of Oconomowoc has residents on their toes. “That just doesn’t happen here?” WISN 12 News reporter Kent Wainscott asked some locals. “No, not in Oconomowoc,” Mark Chartre said. “Lots of deer but never bears,” said Hannah Burke. ‘t want to be identified, but they posted the photos to warn neighbors and also alerted the DNR. “Is it rare?” Wainscott asked Brad Koele, a wildlife damage specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. “Especially for this southeast region, it’s quite rare,” Koele said. 350 pounds and he’s 6 feet tall, it might hurt something. So it’s very important that we know where he is and get him out of here as soon as possible,” said Jim Sadorf, who lives in the neighborhood. “How dangerous is that? Wainscott asked Koele. “At this stage, it does not present a danger,” he said. “The bear has shown no aggression, to our knowledge has not been seen during daylight hours, so is behaving normally at this stage.” Koele said it is likely the same bear that has been reported in recent weeks near Dousman and Wales. And he said he’s probably moving, but where, no one knows. “There’s no telling where this bear is going to go and ultimately where it’s going to end up,” Koele said. trash cans, put away the bird feeders and just be alert because, well, there’s a wild bear on the loose. “It’s pretty cool that they’re here. But they shouldn’t be here,” Sadorf said. if anyone sees a bear to keep their distance. Do not confront him and inform him. To report bear sightings in Wisconsin, click here.

A rare sighting of a black bear in a neighborhood of Oconomowoc has residents on their toes.

“It doesn’t happen here?” WISN 12 News reporter Kent Wainscott asked some locals.

“No, not in Oconomowoc,” Mark Chartre said.

“Lots of deer but never bears,” said Hannah Burke.

The big bear was spotted on a nearby garden patio on Thursday

The owners did not want to be identified, but they posted the photos to warn neighbors and also alerted the DNR.

“How rare is that? Wainscott asked Brad Koele, a wildlife damage specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

“Especially for this southeast region, it’s quite rare,” Koele said.

Just knowing that the bear is somewhere nearby has residents concerned for their children and pets.

“If he weighs 350 pounds and is 6 feet tall, it could hurt something. So it’s very important that we know where he is and get him out of here as soon as possible,” said Jim Sadorf, who lives in the neighborhood. .

“How dangerous is that? Wainscott asked Koele.

“At this stage, it does not present any danger,” he said. “The bear has not shown any aggression, to our knowledge it has not been seen during the day so it is behaving normally at this stage.”

Koele said it is likely the same bear that has been reported in recent weeks near Dousman and Wales. And he said it was probably moving, but to where, no one knows.

“There’s no telling where this bear is going to go and possibly where it’s going to end up,” Koele said.

Meanwhile, he warns people there to close the trash cans, put away the bird feeders, and just be on the alert because, well, there’s a wild bear on the loose.

“It’s pretty cool that they’re here. But they shouldn’t be here,” Sadorf said.

The DNR said if anyone saw a bear they should keep their distance. Don’t confront him and let him know.

To report bear sightings in Wisconsin, click here.

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10 Fun Things to Do at Irvine Regional Park – Orange County Register https://budgies-paradise.com/10-fun-things-to-do-at-irvine-regional-park-orange-county-register/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 16:17:20 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/10-fun-things-to-do-at-irvine-regional-park-orange-county-register/ On the edge of the suburbs, at the north end of one of Orange County’s most recognized and busiest roads, Jamboree Road, there are nearly 500 acres of open space where hawks and even a the occasional bald eagle soars overhead, wildlife roams the rolling landscape, and century-old oak trees tower over visitors. But also, […]]]>

On the edge of the suburbs, at the north end of one of Orange County’s most recognized and busiest roads, Jamboree Road, there are nearly 500 acres of open space where hawks and even a the occasional bald eagle soars overhead, wildlife roams the rolling landscape, and century-old oak trees tower over visitors.

But also, a 1/3 scale train rolls along a large loop of tracks, riders smiling and pointing here and there; couples laugh while trying to pedal on a lake; and children show a bear relaxing in the shade and petting barn animals.

California’s first county park, Irvine Regional Park in Orange, turns 125 this year. Over the decades it has been both a place to get away to nature and entertain a family with a day of activities.

RELATED: Irvine Regional Park, OC’s Gem Turns 125 This Year

Didn’t you realize the gem that sits here in the middle of Orange County, part of the OC Parks system? Here is a list of 10 fun things to do at Irvine Regional Park:

Rental of pedal boats: Self-propelled boats are available to get in the water and cruise among the ducks on the park’s small lake. Rent them at the historic boathouse, which was built in 1914.

A warm winter day paddling a rental boat on the lake at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. The park will be 125 years old in 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Fishing: Every day, visitors fish from the shore of the park’s two ponds created in 1913. A paved path surrounds part of the ponds, making them easily accessible. A backdrop of towering trees and the century-old boathouse make for a picturesque scene. A California fishing license is required to cast your line for that big catch.

Christmas lights on the boathouse reflect in the pond on a winter evening at Irvine Regional Park in Orange.  (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Christmas lights on the boathouse reflect in the pond on a winter evening at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Horse and pony rides: Adjacent to the train station just inside the park entrance is a corral offering pony rides for children.

The park also has contract operators offering horse rentals, guided horseback tours, and lessons. There is also horse trailer parking, a watering hole, and a three-mile horse trail for riders with views of the park and surrounding hills.

A woman rides a horse along the Puma Ridge Trail at Irvine Regional Park in Orange on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A woman rides a horse along the Puma Ridge Trail at Irvine Regional Park in Orange on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

OC Zoo: The zoo, which has a nominal admission of $2, is a short walk from the park’s boathouse. A black bear, jaguar, and mountain lions are among the zoo’s large animals, and there’s an assortment of birds and smaller animals native to the southwestern United States. The zoo regularly hosts educational activities for children, and a fun holiday activity is watching the animals open their treat presents.

Marcy Crede-Booth, education curator for the OC Zoo at Irvine Regional Park in Orange, feeds Yo-Yo, a black bear, in January 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Marcy Crede-Booth, education curator for the OC Zoo at Irvine Regional Park in Orange, feeds Yo-Yo, a black bear, in January 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Train rides: The Irvine Park Railroad offers a 10-minute ride on a 1/3 scale train that takes visitors past the lake, a historic boathouse, and through stands of sycamores and century-old oaks. It is known for its holiday-themed events.

The Irvine Park Railroad, a 1/3 scale train, takes visitors around the lake and through the towering oaks and sycamores of Irvine Regional Park in Orange.  This year, the park celebrates its 125th anniversary.  (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
The Irvine Park Railroad, a 1/3 scale train, takes visitors around the lake and through the towering oaks and sycamores of Irvine Regional Park in Orange. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Wildlife observation: Some of the most easily spotted animals in the park are squirrels, rabbits, and lizards. However, with a little perseverance, patience, and a bit of luck, coyotes, deer, and bobcats can be seen early or late in the day in the vast natural areas of the park.

Rabbits play in the undergrowth near bushes on a spring morning at Irvine Regional Park in Orange.  (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Rabbits play in the undergrowth near bushes on a spring morning at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A deer makes its way along a trail at Irvine Regional Park in Orange early on a cool November morning.  (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A deer makes its way along a trail at Irvine Regional Park in Orange early on a cool November morning. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A gopher sticks its head out of a hole above the blades of grass on a January morning at Irvine Regional Park in Orange.  The park turns 125 in 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A gopher sticks its head out of a hole above the blades of grass on a January morning at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Bird watching/photography: A wide variety of birds can easily be seen and photographed in all parts of the park. These include: hummingbirds, bluebirds, herons, egrets, acorn woodpeckers and many more.

RELATED: 30 Amazing Images Of Wildlife Photographed At Irvine Regional Park

The loud and colorful red-crowned parrots are often heard perched in the branches of sycamore trees. Various birds of prey are often heard and often seen hovering or perching in trees. They include: red-shouldered hawks, red-tailed hawks, owls, American kestrels, white-tailed kites, and even an occasional bald eagle.

A bald eagle sits atop a sycamore tree along Santiago Creek at Irvine Regional Park in Orange in 2011. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG) in Orange, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A bald eagle sits atop a sycamore tree along Santiago Creek in Irvine Regional Park in Orange in 2011. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
An acorn woodpecker moves an acorn from hole to hole on a dead tree full of acorns at Irvine Regional Park in Orange in April 2018. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
An acorn woodpecker moves an acorn from hole to hole on a dead tree full of acorns at Irvine Regional Park in Orange in April 2018. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A barn owl perches in an oak tree at Irvine Regional Park in Orange in January 2021. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
A barn owl perches in an oak tree at Irvine Regional Park in Orange in January 2021. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Native to East Asia, a colorful male mandarin duck navigates the pond water at Irvine Regional Park in Orange in November 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Native to East Asia, a colorful male mandarin duck navigates the pond water at Irvine Regional Park in Orange in November 2020. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Hiking trails: There are paved and flat hiking trails that allow visitors to wander through the more developed areas of the park, as well as half a dozen hiking trails that branch out into its hills to admire the surrounding mountains and valleys. . They also connect to a network of trails in nearby Santiago Oaks Regional Park and beyond. Stop by the park’s nature center with its historic exhibit hall and nature movies.

On a cool January morning, two women are walking along the Irvine Park Trail adjacent to Santiago Creek in Irvine Regional Park in Orange.  The park turns 125 in 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
On a cool January morning, two women are walking along the Irvine Park Trail adjacent to Santiago Creek in Irvine Regional Park in Orange. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Picnic : In the mid to late 1800s, the area was known as the picnic ground and was a gathering place for parties. The tradition continues to this day with picnic tables and grills scattered around the grounds among the historic oaks and sycamores. Weekends are popular for birthdays and other celebrations. There are a number of playgrounds and ball diamonds.

As a couple eat lunch on a picnic table under the shade of a tree, a peacock also enjoys some shade on an adjacent picnic table at Irvine Regional Park in Orange.  (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
As a couple eat lunch on a picnic table under the shade of a tree, a peacock also enjoys some shade on an adjacent picnic table at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
The sprawling branches of one of the great ancient oak trees at Irvine Regional Park in Orange.  The park turns 125 in 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
The sprawling branches of one of the great ancient oak trees at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Bike and mountain bike: The walking and walking paths can also be used for biking, as well as the roads that wind through the park. Whether it’s a child learning to ride a tricycle, someone wanting a more leisurely cruise through the woods, or an experienced rider looking for a challenging ride through the hills on the kilometers of trails in the park, there is something for all ages and all levels. riders.

Mountain bikers ride along the Puma Ridge Trail on a winter afternoon at Irvine Regional Park in Orange on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Mountain bikers ride along the Puma Ridge Trail on a winter afternoon at Irvine Regional Park in Orange on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

If you are going to:

When: The park is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the spring and summer, closing earlier at 6 p.m. during the winter months.

Where: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange; find the park entrance on Jamboree Road just north of Chapman Avenue near Santiago Canyon College

Cost: Parking is $3 per vehicle on weekdays and $5 per vehicle on weekends, plus some holidays; rentals and some activities have their own costs; the OC Zoo is $2 per person 3 years and older

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Mayor – News – June 2022 – The New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, Rodent and Control Commission will conduct mosquito reduction tomorrow https://budgies-paradise.com/mayor-news-june-2022-the-new-orleans-mosquito-termite-rodent-and-control-commission-will-conduct-mosquito-reduction-tomorrow/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 22:21:51 +0000 https://budgies-paradise.com/mayor-news-june-2022-the-new-orleans-mosquito-termite-rodent-and-control-commission-will-conduct-mosquito-reduction-tomorrow/ NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will be performing larviciding tomorrow, June 3, in the Lower 9th Ward in the area bounded by St. Claude Avenue, Jourdan Road, Florida Avenue and the Parish Line. Larviciding will also take place in the Gentilly area bounded by Leon C. Simon […]]]>

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will be performing larviciding tomorrow, June 3, in the Lower 9th Ward in the area bounded by St. Claude Avenue, Jourdan Road, Florida Avenue and the Parish Line. Larviciding will also take place in the Gentilly area bounded by Leon C. Simon Drive, Peoples Avenue, Filmore Avenue and Elysian Fields Avenue. Treatments will take place by truck from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., depending on the weather.

Larviciding treatments target the immature stages of mosquitoes that breed in natural bodies of water such as ditches and roadside swales, or in artificial containers such as tires, buckets, graveyard vases, kiddie pools or other trash and debris.

NOMTRCB uses biological larvicides derived from bacteria naturally present in the soil. These products are very effective and have been used in mosquito control for over 30 years. They work by killing mosquito larvae before they complete their life cycle and become flying, biting adults. These larvicides are non-toxic and only affect mosquitoes and flies. They will not harm people, pets, aquatic life, or any other animals or insects, including bees.

This year, the NOMTRCB will be performing regular region-wide larviciding reduction through truck-based treatments as part of our Integrated Pest Management Program. Residents are urged to remain vigilant and turn over or remove any objects that retain water to prevent mosquito breeding. Residents should expect increased mosquito activity over the next few days and weeks with warmer weather and frequent spring storms. Residents are also encouraged to inspect their homes and yards for containers that may hold water after bouts of rain.

Call 311 or visit https://nola311.org/ to report mosquito problems such as piles of tires, abandoned pools, or areas with standing water that doesn’t drain properly.

For more information on West Nile virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/qa/prevention.htm.

SAFETY TIPS

Protect yourself

  • Reduce exposure to mosquitoes by limiting outdoor activities between dusk and dawn.
  • Use air conditioning and make sure window and door screens are in good repair to keep mosquitoes out.
  • The CDC recommends using repellents with EPA-registered active ingredients, including DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
  • When using insect repellent, always follow the recommendations on the product label.

Protect your home

  • Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes breed.
  • Remove trash and clutter and dispose of discarded tires and containers that may contain water. Turn over paddling pools, buckets, garbage cans, children’s toys or anything that can hold water.
  • Change the water weekly in containers that cannot be removed, such as pet dishes or birdbaths. Scrub the side of containers with a sponge or brush weekly to remove mosquito eggs.
  • Rain barrels and other water collection devices to have to be projected. The collected water must be used within a week.
  • Aerate ornamental ponds, fountains and sugar bowls, or fill them with mosquitoes.
  • Report illegal spills, water leaks and unsupervised pools by calling 311.
  • Call 311 to report other mosquito problems.

Report tires

  • The tires easily fill with rainwater and collect leaves and litter, providing ideal breeding conditions for mosquito larvae. Removing used tires will eliminate a prolific mosquito habitat.
  • Residents can call 311 to request a bulk waste collection of up to four tires. Tires must be piled on the sidewalk next to the garbage cans provided by the City.
  • Tires located in front of abandoned land, vacant properties or businesses are not eligible for collection and will not be collected. This problem is currently being addressed through cooperative efforts coordinated by the City for treatment and disposal.

For more news and updates, follow NOMTRCB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @nolamosquito.

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