Falconry-based pest bird abatement is using trained raptors to haze, harass, and chase nuisance birds out of a human environment.
Falconry is the 4000 year old art of hunting with a trained bird of prey.
Pest Bird Abatement is not Falconry, rather it borrows some of the same techniques to provide a sustainable and ecologically friendly solution to your pest problem.
There are other ways to scare off nuisance birds without raptors, however none of them are as immediate, effective, and environmentally sustainable as falconry-based bird control.
Falconry-based bird control uses nature's own instincts in order to deter problem birds by using the real threat of an apex predator.
Repetitive and predictable pest-control methods just don't work!
Falconry based bird abatement is far more discrete than propane bangers and pyrotechnics which disrupt neighbours and that birds are bound to become desensitized to.
We are an effective deterrent solution for just about any problem and offer FREE consultations.
Pest-birds can carry bacteria, parasites and diseases that can be passed to people and cause severe illness. Birds such as gulls, geese, and pigeons are notorious common carriers of disease and unfortunately are frequently found congregating in human spaces in large numbers.
Not only is disease a major risk to workers, but the highly acidic and corrosive feces of nuisance birds can cause irreversible damage to property. We have seen first hand the damage that can be done to buildings, solar panels, and vehicles. The corrosive effects can even continue after the feces have been removed.
There is also the real risk of people being chased, bomb dived, or swooped at by angry and hormonal nesting geese and gulls in the spring time.
This poses a major health and safety risk to workers and patrons and can result in illness, time off work, injuries workers compensation claims, and lost revenue.
If left unmanaged your pest-bird problem can exponentially grow. Within a few short years a hundred nuisance birds can quickly turn into thousands of birds spreading disease, damaging property, and diving at and injuring customers and employees.
We have specialized training and licenses including;
- Registered Veterinary Technician
- Advanced Wildlife Technician
- Hunter's Safety Education
- General Falconry License
- Small Game License
- Migratory Bird License
- Fur Trapper's License
- Working at Heights
- Elevated Work Platform Safety Training
- Man-lift Operator License
- as well as site specific training for many large industrial companies
We have abated species from pigeons to gulls, swallows, grackles, starlings, robins, cedar waxwings, and geese. Our methods incorporate a variety of methods ranging from the use of highly trained raptors for falconry based bird abatement to pyrotechnics, exclusion netting, trapping, shooting and using trained working dogs.
Some of our clients have included as entertainment venues, festivals, agricultural abatement for orchards, marinas, solar farms and large commercial industrial sites. We have experience in abatement with just about every variety of bird problem.
There are multiple gull species that can be found native to Ontario. Gulls are protected by the Ministry of Environment and so we strictly operate under federally issued permit to abate these species. Every March thousands of gulls return to their nesting grounds. These sea birds exist in great numbers and often we find ourselves being overrun by hundreds of nests.
This nuisance bird tends to congregate near food sources, on roof tops, and near water fronts. This brazen species will even dive at patrons and steal food right off of their plate! If left unmanaged, within a few short years those hundreds of birds can easily turn into thousands of gulls diving at employees and patrons as they try to defend their nesting ground or snag an easy meal.
Pigeons are an unprotected species that often congregate in highly urbanized areas. They roost over restaurants, in parking garages, and inside equestrian facilities ruining expensive tack and spooking horses potentially injuring boarders. They will also roost inside industrial buildings and will sit and defecate on equipment, destroying property and ruining the paint on vehicles.
Pigeons have even been known to flock towards food sources and can become quite aggressive in urban areas where they are desensitized to the presence of humans. They do not migrate out of Ontario over the winter months, making them a particularly stubborn problem species to abate.
We effectively use falconry-based bird control in combination with shooting and trapping in order to eradicate flocks.
The unofficial mascot of Canada could arguably be the Canada Goose. Known for their aggressive nature and lack of manners, there have been many 'funny' viral videos circulating the internet of nesting geese attacking unsuspecting people. However, this is no laughing matter when it's your workers or customers being bombarded. It is a common sight to see a goose hissing and lunging unprovoked at patrons simply trying to go about their day. An adult goose has the ability to seriously injure a person.
Canada geese are a species protected by the Ministry of Environment and so we strictly operate under permit in order to abate this pest species. Using trained dogs, hazing and nest disruption we are able to convince the pest geese that your property is not an ideal nesting ground to encourage them to move on.