Shield Pest Control UK


How to deal with birds when they become pests

In the UK, certain bird species have become pests due to their increasing populations and disruptive behaviours. Their droppings can cause health and safety issues, their nests / roosting can cause damage to property, and they can generally become a nuisance for businesses and homeowners if not dealt with effectively.

Many birds are protected by law so finding a way of dealing with the issue isn’t always straight forward. As experts in pest control across the UK, Shield Pest Control offers a variety of different methods for dealing with a vast array of pests, including specialist hawking services.

What is hawking?

Hawking, as a form of bird proofing, is a time-honoured method used to deter pest birds from specific areas. Hawking involves using trained birds of prey to fly in designated locations to discourage unwanted bird populations. The presence of a predator bird creates a natural instinctual response among other birds, causing them to feel threatened and seek safer areas away from the hunting ground.

Hybrid Falcons

Used by Shield Pest Control, Hybrid Falcons are amongst some of the world’s fasted birds with the ability to soar above the cloud base, hundreds of feet in the air. By folding its wings into a stoop position, the falcon will descend to attack the lure. By marking its territory, pest birds are frightened away from the falcon. If this is repeated regularly, the pest birds eventually stay away permanently.

Harris Hawks

We also use intelligent Harris Hawks, ideal for flying off the gauntlet towards gulls and pigeons. These can be used alongside falcons to glide around the area and convince the target species that the site is an unsafe place to occupy. Once the initial colony has moved on, it is recommended that the treatment is continued to prevent re-infestation with intervals depending on site conditions and target species. Over time, you can confidently expect at least a 90% reduction in your problem.

What are the benefits of hawking?

Hawking not only offers an environmentally friendly solution but also provides an effective, non-lethal approach to managing pest birds.

his method is particularly useful in urban settings and areas where other traditional deterrents might not be as effective or feasible.

By utilising the natural instincts and behaviour of birds, hawking offers a humane and sustainable way to mitigate bird-related issues and creates a balanced environment for both humans and wildlife.

Shield Pest Control carry the appropriate licenses and approval from DEFRA and is in strict accordance with the provisions of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act. As an organisation, we are proud of the record we have for keeping suffering and distress to any wildlife, which involves either the termination or relocation of such, to an absolute minimum. We are committed to keeping abreast of all advances in these areas and offer our technical staff ongoing training to ensure that they can implement innovative and preferred advanced methods of control.

Where can hawking be used?

Hawking is an effective solution across a wide variety of settings and properties including:

  • Town / city centres
  • Shopping centres
  • Universities and schools
  • Stadiums
  • Parks and playing fields
  • Landfill sites

Pest Control Services

Why Choose Us?

Outstanding Reputation

We are proud to have a long-standing reputation for providing the best possible service and solution for all pest problems. This includes Rodent pest control, Bird proofing, Flying and Crawling Insects, Pharaoh’s Ants and other more exotic pests. (See Pest Control Services)

Efficient Solutions

All of our team of Pest Control technicians are trained to the highest standards. Our team very experienced and have been security cleared for Government buildings, Royal Households and other high profile and ‘sensitive’ buildings.

Safety Conscious

As employers we ensure all our employees comply with the Health & Safety Act 1974, The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1999 (COSHH), and the Food and Environment protection Act 1985 (FEPA). Of utmost importance for our pest control is the was the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986, which benefits users to comply with instructions in the statutory box, to achieve secure and efficient pest control solutions.

Happy Customers

To really find out more about Shield Pest Control, who we are and how we work, you can ask any of our satisfied clients about us. Please get in touch on 0800 954 8098 and find out for yourself what we can do for you.

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