Biofouling has become an increasing problem for fish farmers. It can alter the oxygen content of the water, produce problems with waste disposal and most importantly, Biofouling can increase the growth of microorganisms in the water including pathogens that are very dangerous to humans. These pathogens can infect the fish and humans, once they consume the fish. These pathogens include staphylococcus aureus, E. coli and a lot of bacteria including MRSA.
Copper has been found to have anti-fouling and anti-microbial properties making it efficient netting for fish farms. Once submerged, it provides a protective layer on the metal allowing it to inhibit copper release. It has been known to increase water flow of water and increasing oxygen levels for the fish. It is also known to prevent Biofouling and microbial growth reducing the need for antibiotics and anti-fouling chemicals. Like the way a chicken wire does to poultry, copper mesh netting fences the fishes to ward off predators and keep the fish from escaping.
Ever since it was invented in 1975, copper mesh has greatly reduced the risks of Biofouling and fish infections providing good industry for fish farmers all around. A copper mesh has can last for as long as 5 years and even then, the material would have not been too damaged and can still be used as a material to produce other nettings.
Copper mesh is not limited to fish farming. It can also be used in gardens as a means to protect the plants from snails and slugs. Snails and slugs are known to feed on plants, fruits and seedlings. They could cause quite an inconvenience in your garden. Fortunately, snails and slugs do not like being exposed or touching copper. They can also be used as a protective blanket over plants and seedlings. Pests like snails and slugs will avoid coming close to the copper mesh thus keeping your seedlings safe from harm.
It’s is also applicable to rodent control. Many other methods to prevent rodent infestations include mouse traps and repellants but they only kill the problem, not prevent it. If mice keep on entering your house, then the problem would only continue to surface and you would have to repeat the same process over and over again. The most effective thing to do is to seal off every hole and passageway that rodents can use. This mesh provides good fencing abilities to seal off rodent entry ways. They are also very soft and easily removed using scissors and other cutting materials.
With this mesh, you can increase the productivity of your business and prevent infestations and pests.