Hawking the eco-friendly bird control
With over 30 years pest control experience; our Hawking service is just another part of the Safeguard Difference.
This method of utilising trained birds of prey is both environmentally friendly and appropriate for a wide range of agricultural, urban, elevated and commercial situations.
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Hawking is the use of flying or introducing a bird of prey to an area that has a pest bird issue with the aim of deterring them and interupting their nesting and breeding habits.
A combination of either Hawks and Falcons are used and which is dependent on the target species.
Yes, Safeguard do have a team which carry out hawking.
Bird of prey flights are the most natural detterent of bird pests
How are these birds trained?
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We will discuss your pest problem, arrange a visit to survey and provide a quote
Our BPCA certified pest experts will implement the pest treatments
"May I say what a pleasant lady I spoke to earlier on the phone today. I find that when you have someone who gives you a good service and is a pleasure to talk to, putting you the client at ease it is only right and proper that the company know and can feed back what a credit they are and that their time was appreciated. Evie was a complete delight to talk to on what was a very long and stressful day, Evie was the tonic I required to lift my sprite. Evie is a credit to your company and I look forward to speaking to this lovely lady again."Richard Ware,
"I just wanted to let you know how helpful all your staff are to me, and how nice they all too. Polly is a pleasure to deal with, and is always so helpful with any quotes, Richard is fantastic, especially with the Fox and Moth issues and Elle put a lead over to me for additional work requested by my client, which I wouldn’t have known about. The client was so impressed."Nathalie Thomas,
Calabash Hygiene Services
Safeguard Hawking Videos
Meet our hawking handlers and how hawking could be a great solution for you, using nature, to get rid of pests.
protecting your vineyard
We specialise in using birds of prey to deter roosting, nesting, feeding or colonisation of pigeons, ring-necked parakeets, starlings, seagulls and other pest birds, where traditional bird control measures may be too expensive or ineffective due to the environmental limitations. We operate across all commercial units including:
- Shopping centres
- Open parks and land
- Heritage sites
Pest birds can clear whole fields of fruit in just a few days, causing significant loss. It is vital for vineyard owners and operators to minimise the risk of losses that can be caused by foraging flocks of pest birds such as starlings, feral pigeons and wood pigeons.
Safeguard offers a unique hawking service, tailored to vineyards and fruit growers across the UK which allows operators to:
- Protect their product
- Increase product yield
- Maximise the financial return on their crop
Our techniques have been developed by Safeguard handlers and have been uniquely acquired through many years of experience. We work with vineyards, fruit owners and operators to develop a strong understanding of individual needs.
Safeguard provide ongoing training, investment and support for our handlers to ensure we retain the very best people and build client relationships that last for years.