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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

Accessible Trails

We have worked hard to make our buildings, infrastructure and service accessible to special sectors of the population so that everyone can enjoy an accessible and enjoyable visit to the Memorial Gardens and Nature Park.

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Sustainability

The Footprint Garden

The term ‘ecological footprint’ is taking shape in the western part of the Visitors Pavilion. A large gardening plot shaped like a foot lies in the middle of the area, with the heel pointing north, and the five toes, as one unit – to the south.

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Dining Here

Dining-Kiosk

Refresh yourself at the Kiosk with a drink or snack. The kiosk is open daily.

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