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Abate Pest Management were recently called into action by Bartech Technical Services Ltd to Africa Alive!, a walking Safari Park located in Suffolk. But this time there wasn’t a pest in sight. They were called to install a safety solution at the ‘Lookout Lodge viewing point’ where visitors can get a bird’s eye view of magnificent lions.

Africa Alive! was looking to enhance the safety of the viewing point, which is great for enjoying a bird’s eye view of the lions and giving visitors a real-life experience with the atmosphere and smell of the fabulous animals.

Jon Blake, Managing Director of Abate said: “We were asked to work with Bartech Services, a technical services company to look at a solution for Africa Alive!. The park didn’t want to glass or screen off the viewing platform, so we were asked for tensioned wires which are usually used for bird control. The thought process behind this solution would provide a physical barrier between the visitors and the lions. We set up a small trial and it was successfully approved.”

Jon went onto say; “Bartech Services manufactured fabricated stainless steel capping, which were then used to fix over the handrails with hoops to hold the tensioned wires in place. We then fixed long vine screws into the supporting timber frames to enable the wires to be fixed in place.”

Africa Alive! were delighted with the final solution especially as it still allows the same atmosphere as before plus it passed all health and safety tests by the zoo inspectors.

Africa Alive! in Kessingland Suffolk is well worth a visit. You can find everything about this park by visiting their website at https://www.africa-alive.co.uk.

It appears pest control is not just about rodents, insects and birds! Do you have an unusual project that needs looking at? You can get in touch with Abate at www.abatelted.co.uk or call 0800 980 9767.

You can also contact Bartech Technical Services Ltd by visiting their website at www.bartech-services.co.uk

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