Below we have detailed actions that can be taken by members of the community, by government agencies and by businesses.u00a0 Each can play a part in getting on top of this pest.
Some simple things include:
Government buy-in to myna control is essential. The ACT government has made an important first step by declaring the Indian Myna a pest species. But further actions along the lines listed below is also needed:
Eateries: Mynas congregate around eateries because of food scraps on outside tables and food waste in open restaurant skips. This poses human health risks to patrons and provides easy food for mynas. Restaurant and cafe owners / managers should ensure that outside restaurant and cafe tables are promptly cleared of food scraps and that restaurant skips are covered. No food waste should be left in exposed outside areas for mynas (or other birds) to scavenge.
Shopping Centres, Industrial Precincts: Businesses owners of shopping complexes, or industrial estates, should discourage
the congregation of mynas by eliminating food scraps and by modifying potential roosting sites: the latter may most readily
be achieved with bird spikes or similar. Rubbish bins should be modified to stop access by scavenger birds. Certain large shopping complexes and industrial estates are amenable to a discrete trapping program where traps operate away from