Falconry & Hawk Pest Bird Control

Urban Wings provides bird pest control services to clients such as pest control companies, building site contractors, town councils, marina operators, local small business owners, hospital trusts, recycling centres and agricultural businesses.
Bird Control Using Falconry Across Hampshire:
  • Southampton
  • Salisbury
  • Winchester
  • Portsmouth
  • Gosport
  • Fareham
  • Waterlooville
  • Basingstoke
  • Andover

Seagull Control

Our hawks can effectively move gulls away and over time change their behaviour within a given area, providing effective bird control to our clients.
Seagulls can be both a nuisance and a health hazard. At landfill sites and recycling centres large numbers of gulls cause confusion and ‘whiteout’ conditions for machinery operators, whilst aggressive behaviour can be hazardous for crews working at height.

At seaside towns and on industrial buildings gulls can be a real problem. They become especially aggressive during the breeding season which usually starts around April/May. Once they have nested at a site the gulls and their offspring will return year after year.<

hawk bird control at landfill site
Before and after shots taken within 5 minutes of each other at a landfill site.
hawk scares away pest birds at landfill sites
Gulls soon learn to disappear when the hawk shows up!

Pigeon Control

Feral pigeons can quickly multiply in numbers and create both an eyesore and a health hazard. As few as 100 pigeons can create over 1 ton of guano (pigeon poo) per year, leading to mite infestation, slip hazards and building deterioration, not to mention increased business operating costs.

Their guano (droppings) presents a slip hazard and its acid nature deteriorates buildings. Additionally, inhalation of the dust can present real health hazards.

Pigeons are notoriously difficult to deal with, but experience has shown that the regular presence of hawk predators reduces nesting activities in the area and over time will move the pigeons on.

The Urban Wings hawks and falcons are very experienced and effective in providing bird pest control of pigeons and seagulls at a wide range of sites from hospitals to factories and shopping precincts.
pigeon and seagull control using a Peregrine falcon
Pigeon and seagull control using a Peregrine falcon.
pigeon bird control using hawks
Pigeon control at an NHS hospital.

Starling Control

Roosting Starlings and other birds can cause a real mess. In late summer, starlings feasting on blackberries often come in just before dusk to roost at Marinas, where they sit en-masse on rigging and masts. By morning your decks are covered in purple stained droppings and become a real chore to clean off, only for the process to be repeated the following night.

This cycle only lasts for around 6-8 weeks before the blackberries come to an end and many of the Starlings migrate.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. The arrival of one of our bird pest control hawks just before dusk, effectively moves the flocks on to find alternative roosting sites without harming them. Once dark, the starlings will not return. Repeating this process for a couple of hours each evening over 6 to 8 weeks, will ensure moored boats remain clean and the owners kept happy.

What’s more, customers appreciate seeing the hawks and remain satisfied that the Marina management is keeping their best interests at heart.

starling control for marinas
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