Falconry & Hawk Pest Bird Control
Using birds of prey to scare away pigeons and seagulls
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.<
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.
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.