A narcotic product for the control of sparrows, pigeons and other grain eating birds.
Alphachloralose is not a poison but a narcotic and therefore acts by anaesthetising the brain rather than killing. All the essential bodily functions are unaffected; the bird is merely stupefied.
All drugged targeted birds must be euthanized in a humane manner. Refer to the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
It is extremely difficult to rid birds from areas once damage has started. Therefore any control should be carried out just prior to the period that damage is likely to occur.
The pre-feed bait should be exactly the same as the Alphachloralose product to be used. For example, if controlling nuisance birds that are feeding on wheat, then Alphachloralose wheat should be used. If you have established pre-feeding with bread, then use Alphachloralose paste applied to bread.
Best results will be achieved by pre-feeding for 3 to 4 days but even for longer periods, when the largest volume of pest birds are feeding on the pre-feed bait. Pre-feeding not only educates the birds to feed from a set area but also ensures that sufficient bait has been applied for the nuisance birds. If all bait disappears following the first application then insufficient bait has been provided.
Bird feeding periods are most intense early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Whichever time is selected, baiting must be maintained at that time. Birds are extremely smart and will detect even the slightest change in their environment and become wary.