AIFA will spend more than 24 million pesos (1.2 milion USD) to control a plague of rats


The control of the specimens must be attached to the procedure described in the Management Plan authorized by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

The Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) will pay 24.5 million pesos this year to control the presence of harmful fauna and pests in the airport complex, such as rats, mice, flies, mosquitoes, and ants, as well as birds, dogs, and other species that may affect the airport operations.

For this service, six biologists, six zootechnical veterinary doctors, four drug-biologist chemists, as well as four pest control support assistants, and 12 wildlife assistants will be needed.

Traps for stray dogs and cats will be installed at the AIFA

To provide this service, different trained animals will be employed, such as falcons, hawks, and dogs, which will be used to scare away birds that may affect AIFA operations.

The statement mentions five Harris’s hawks and two red-tailed hawks, as well as two Peregrine falcons and two plumb falcons.

There must also be three trained dogs, who will carry out routes to disperse birds from 07:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m., and who, it is noted, must have strict intermediate-advanced training to carry out repulsion and harassment activities in the area. airport operations.

The tender indicates that there must be a minimum of 100 kilograms of rodenticide and that 2,000 baiting stations will be used in all areas with high rodent activity, which will be determined by the Fauna Control Coordination.

The AIFA details that to capture dogs, cats, and rabbits that enter the airport facilities, “Tomahawk” type traps will be used and which will be placed in the areas with the highest incidence of these organisms.

“Their placement will be notified through the personnel assigned by the Operational Security Management for the coordination of control activities due to the risk of harmful fauna or, where appropriate, by AIFA operations personnel.

“The control of the specimens of dogs and cats must fully adhere to the procedure described in the Management Plan, which was previously authorized by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).”

Source: Publimetro

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