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.