The truth is, most snakes are harmless to humans. The rodents and other prey species are in danger in encounters with snakes. Although I have worked with reptiles and insects for the past 30 years and have a passion for them, I can sympathise to some degree with the fear many people have. After all, we are the invaders. Despite this, and as noted, snakes can really help us — especially when it comes to rodent extermination.
No predation, lower yields Several years ago, researchers in the US decided to look at how important a role snakes play in controlling rodents in agriculture. They chose a field, removed every snake they could find there and then planted it. Snakes were prevented from going into the land, but rodents were allowed free access into and out of the area. With no predators to control their numbers, the rodents were able to feed uninterrupted.
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Paul Donovan has a farming background. He is a biologist who has worked with reptiles and insects for more than 30 years. Currently based in Botswana, Paul promotes the protection and use of biological control agents and advises farmers on the best ways to control crop pests. Classifieds Suppliers Subscribe Contact Us.
Snakes consume more rats and mice than all other rodent eaters combined.
More From Farmer's Weekly. Growing leeks in your garden. Efficient in-field mechanisation is a major contributor to higher yield and lower production costs. Unfortunately, mechanisation also means that machinery wheels regularly compact the soil. She expressed how satisfied she was when she was here. But after she checked out, she stated in her review that the matress was not soft enough. I told her that if she had told me earlier, I would have provided her with the spare matress. I had one extra in her closet!
Two matresses together would certainly become softer. By the way, re star ratings and reviews, I'm very confused about a number of listings I browsed yesterday. One of them, for example, has 48 reviews, all 5 stars, and almost every review says praises like "exceeding my expectation," "just can't be better!
I just do not understand if these hosts are living in the real lived reality or I am.
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Or they are just way too perfect and I'm FAR from it. Or they are just lucky to have had all generous praises. What do you think? I would like to find out other hosts' real thoughts I've noticed the same thing. Also, they get glowing reviews.
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They lack details, but that also means they lack useful viewpoints as well. It's a lot easier to get a 5-star review for a single night as opposed to a 3-month stay. Yet, I managed to get six months worth of long-term months guests, all with 5 stars each and great, descriptive reviews.
THAT I think should carry more weight than someone with 1-night reviews. In short, a positive long-term guest review should have more weight than a short-term positive review. However, the more you host, the more negative reviews will pop up for sure, because no one can make everyone satisfied in every respect. Even Mother Teresa was attacked by so many people even after she died. By the way, I also find that guests who have completed a long stay will also likely leave no reviews.
The farmer host and the snake guest. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic. Huaai in British Columbia, Canada. Farah in Seattle, WA. But sharing is great. Sharing tells us that neither you nor I am alone.
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So, thanks for sharing your story. This is called "guest review hostage": Ken in Newburgh, IN. Huaai Also, I've given up asking Airbnb to intervene on reviews now. Meg in Wilmington, NC. I sure wish we could see the duration of their visits. Colleen in Frisco, CO. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.
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