Humans make a lot of noise. Think about our aircraft noise, street noise, machine noise, as well as the sounds of our voices. Fortunately, some human noise causes rodents and large mammals to stay away, thus protecting them, even as we hurt their environments as we encroach on their territories.
Some mammals are getting used to our sounds, they’ve learned to adapt to them. Some critters that hear us are interested and come to take a look. Many believe that if they hear us, they’re secure in their normal predators. Just as rabbits and birds hang out together, both knowing that if a predator comes near the other species will run and thus, warn them. Predatory birds and a few predator animals like the individual sound as it covers their particular noise and stalking actions and distracts as they get close to go for the kill.
Not all human sound is wanted. Much of it irritates wildlife, for instance wind turbine blades making ultrasound, and train noise as it rumbles the ground, as well as freeway and airport noise. Whereas we’ve come to appreciate the sounds of nature, we’ve not availed our sound to be as pleasant to the other participants in our surroundings. A great case in point is boat and sonar noise to large sea mammals like whales.
We should suspect these same kinds of problems cause angst and health problems in local wildlife and birds where we share space and territory. Many species sleep throughout the day and own much of our realm at night since they are nocturnal, sharing the space. If we interrupt their sleep during the day, this may cause unhealthiness in the food-chain. Austin Wildlife Removal use often use sound as a deterrent to keep critters away; gopher floor thumpers, deer whistles for cars, and short blasting sounds to keep birds from crops.
Humans consider the birds chirping and crickets”stridulating’ seems as peaceful and part of nature. Just as those of us who live near the shore think about the noise of the crashing waves a soothing sound of tranquility. Everyone inherently knows this – no major revelation here, but in case you haven’t thought about it since you like in a highly developed urban area – consider if you will the.mp3 and CDs you can purchase which feature sounds of rain, storms, howling wind, waves, and birds and crickets. These sound tracks are sold under the auspice of being able to help us meditate and/or destress.
Perhaps, animals that live in the city and rural areas hear our TV sets, music, and discussions as peaceful and normal. Perhaps these noises make them feel safe and content – that everything is normal and are consequently, less apprehensive – with less fear. Maybe they miss those sounds once the power goes out and there is more silence? Maybe some animals find this to be troubling and thus, go on higher alert, changing their sleeping, eating and mating habits for a short while?
It is obvious that humans have developed alongside of nature, and that character has been there the entire time evolving along with us. Everything affects everything else, so it makes sense that our sound affects their well-being much more than we believe, both on the negative and positive side of the equation. Please consider all this and think about it.