Pest Control

Using Birds of Prey for effective pest/bird control

Shropshire Falconry can provide a natural form of pest control by using our hawks and falcons to disperse pest species such as gulls and feral pigeons. This method is highly effective, environmentally friendly, natural and public friendly as our birds are there to scare and not kill the pest species. The presence of a hawk or falcon quickly makes an area undesirable and unsafe for pest species.

All of our hawks and falcons are specially trained by ourselves for use in displays, experience days and pest control. Our team of birds are trained and accustomed to urban and industrial environments, and our falconers are experienced at disturbance techniques.

Our birds can be used in urban areas and locations where bird proofing, such as spikes and netting, has not worked or is not a viable option – areas such as: hospitals, housing developments, offices, industrial estates, universities, schools, sports centres, stadiums, golf courses, airports, railway stations and landfill sites.

The droppings of nuisance birds, such as gulls and pigeons, can spread diseases e.g. Ornithosis, E.Coli and Salmonella. Their droppings are extremely hard to clean and cause damage to buildings, vehicles, entrances and pavements, which can become slippery and hazardous. Gulls in particular are extremely noisy, causing disruption to workforce and neighbours – they can also become aggressive during the breeding season and attack people!

At airports birds are a danger to any aircraft taking off and landing. Bird strikes cause thousands of pounds worth of damage every year.

We can provide bird control services for all kinds of areas: domestic, agricultural and industrial units. Each site is different and requires a survey to see what is required.

]This service is most suitable for warehouses, large buildings such as shopping centers, railway stations, sports stadiums, universities and open parks or land, where traditional bird proofing may be too expensive or relatively ineffective due to the environmental limitations. The Bird of Prey  pest control service can also be used on construction sites where continual work prevents traditional methods of bird control being used.

By establishing a regular hawking programme, the aim is to scare away the pest birds and create fear in these birds so they roost and nest away from problem areas in the future. Although this can take a number of visits to achieve, once control is achieved, it can be maintained via a regular hawking programme.