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Control of Rodents and Insects

We strive to minimise pest control through prevention and planning; reducing pest control with chemicals and promoting pest control with environmentally friendly organic substances.

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Rats – rats cause great damage to cables and electricity wires in the Visitors Pavilion and the offices. To keep them away we use an electronic ultrasonic system that produces beeps at radio frequency. When the rat hears the beeps it runs away. Likewise, we have installed breeding boxes for barn owls near the Visitors Pavilion and offices; the barn owls breed in these boxes and hunt the rats that wander around outside the buildings at night. In addition we seal the buildings and keep sources of waste away from them.

Flies, mosquitoes and other flying insects – We try to spray for flies at a low frequency of once a week, during the summer and autumn only. We use edible bait with sugar syrup that is sprayed at certain locations and attracts flies. In the goat pen, where there are large amounts of flies, we also use biological control with a parasitic wasp to moderate the increase in fly numbers. We spray for mosquitoes minimally, spraying in a localised way, mainly before functions, using the warm fog method. We spray for cockroaches once a year in channels and wastewater ponds.

At the entrance to the restaurant we have installed air screens to prevent penetration by different flying insects. The flying insects that still manage to enter the restaurant are attracted to ultraviolet collectors and get stuck to them.

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Accessibility

An accessible trail through the Nature Park

In the Nature Park at Ramat Hanadiv there are a number of spectacular hiking routes.

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Sustainability

Establishment of the Partnership for Regional Sustainability

In 2015, Ramat Hanadiv established the Partnership for Regional Sustainability, aiming to combine forces for the quality of life in the region.

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Dining Here

Dining-The Picnic Site

The picnic area is located near the secondary parking lot. You are welcome to spend time there before or after your tour of the Gardens.

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