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 that we will be offering will involve 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
- Recycling Centres
- Sporting Venues
- Shopping Centres
This Harris Hawk below joined team Urban in 2020 and works together with Ryan our in-house falconer. This bird of prey is a male Harris Hawk named Jake and is 16 months old and weighs 1lb 7oz.
In the photo below is an American red tail buzzard named Red. He is 8 years old and weighs 2lb 3oz. This buzzard also works as a deterrent for clearing seagulls, pigeon and other pest birds away from your commercial building.
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.
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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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