Information About Ducks
- Ducks like to travel in pairs and it is quite common to have more than one pair of ducks visiting.
- Ducks tend to habit the same spot as they feel safe, have a good vision of the surrounds and can quickly take to the air when needed.
- It is important to act promptly once the duck begins to visit. (see reasons given below) Keep a bottle of Kings Duck Solution handy.
- Ducks normally breed twice a year and not always with the same partner. Ducks will breed when food and water is in good supply.
- Ducks seem to stay away during rainy periods.
- Duck droppings in pool water pose no health risk as long as the sanitizer levels are kept at a higher than normal level. Frequent shock dosing is the recommended
practice. Phosphate levels are also adversely affected.
- Duck droppings allowed to remain and dry on the ground will harbor a mold that if ingested will cause long term heath concerns. Young children are most at risk here.
- Kings Duck Solution is all about changing the ducks habit. If you have many tens of ducks visiting then positive results will be slow at first and given time, fewer ducks
will show. A second treatment may be necessary in order to extend the treatment period. Remember not all ducks will visit at the same time. Some may show daily while others may turn up weekly.
- If Kings Duck Solution is to be used on a slippery tiled surface it is best to rope off the area during the treatment period.
- Surprisingly Ducks are more active around dusk and dawn preferring to rest throughout the day.
- Kings Duck Solution works best when free poured directly from the bottle on to the area to be treated forming either a small puddle or a thin wavey line. If treating a large area then spot treatments work best.
- Do not expect the bird to “bounce” off treated areas. The bird will move on as long as it has no better reason to be there. Some of these reasons include; Male ducks molt their (flying) feathers and become territorial afer mating and will prefer to remain in the area for 3-4 weeks; Females begin to molt after nesting and also lose the ability to fly for a few weeks. If your ducks decide to stay after a 14 day period then stop and do another treatment 2 weeks later.
- Once the ducklings have hatched, the male will leave (his job done) and it is then up to the mother to raise the chicks. It is not long before they are ready to fly.
- Always clean the area first. Apply solution to the target area and allow to dry naturally. Don’t bother treating areas where the ducks do not stand.
- Avoid hosing area during treatment period. It best to clean treated area regularly by sweeping away dried droppings.