Falconry Pest Control Poole
How Birds of Prey are Used in Pest Control
Introducing birds of prey, such as Harris Hawks, to an established roosting area can have an immediate and long-lasting effect. This includes reducing the amount of bird fouling from feral pigeons, gulls, starlings and sparrows as well as displacing pigeons and gulls from taking up residence and discourage new arrivals to the premises.
The Bird of Prey Pest Control Programme we offer involves several visits from our in-house falconer and Harris Hawk to the effected site throughout the year. The falconer will put a plan in place regarding the number of flights required each week or month. This process is essential as each bird species require different approaches to successfully deter birds from the affected area.
Regular visits will reduce the amount of guano, feathers, nesting material and bird carcasses around your commercial site. Sites with a large or well established ’resident’ bird population may take numerous years of treatments to ensure the nesting bird population has been significantly reduced.
It does not matter what type of bird deterrent method is used it must be done legally. All UK birds are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and it is illegal to remove their eggs and nests or disturb them once they have begun nesting.
Urban Pest Control can also offer bird proofing measures such as pigeon netting, anti-perching, bird wire systems and guano removal. Alongside the use of our Harris Hawk, these techniques will ensure that your environment remains free of infestation.
Commercial bird control using falconry across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire
- Recycling Centres
- Industrial Estates
- Local councils
- Food Factories
- Sporting Venues
- Shopping Centres
The birds of prey are not trained to kill the pest birds, but simply to discourage infestations by way of their mere presence.
If your business has a bird management issue, and you would like more information about our effective and environmentally friendly Falconry Services please contact us.
Betty is a female gry X Saker falcon, she is 6 years old and is used on our larger sites where gulls have a larger area to roam.
Hope is a 2 year old female Harris hawk that flies at 2lbs 4oz she has been with Ryan since 12 weeks old and was named in a competition during the covid pandemic by a local Facebook follower Vicky Gowans. You can read more here.
Zeus is a 9 year old rescued male Harris hawk weighs 1lb 9oz that Ryan has been training for the last 6 months and has proved himself as a valuable addition to the team. Due to being a rescued bird with no name Zeus was introduced to Oakdale junior school in Poole during one of their predator weeks and the pupils chose his name.
Proud members of an accredited professional association, The National Pest Technicians Association keeps us up to date with the latest Standards, Techniques, products and legal requirements within the Pest Control Industry.
When using our services feel safe in the knowledge that we are trading standards approved. The Buy With Confidence Scheme ensures our services are trusted and carried out by vetted, DBS checked technicians.
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Based in Poole we provide Falconry pest control services for: Weymouth, Dorchester, Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Wimborne, Wareham, Swanage, Wool, Blandford, Ferndown, Ringwood, Fordingbridge and all surrounding areas.
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