Hawking
Services Covering
London & the Southeast

Hawking

We use trained hawks to deter gulls, pigeons, and other pest birds from your premises

Hawking Services

We have a dedicated bird control team of falconers and over forty birds trained in the techniques required to alter patterns of behaviour using predatory species.

We have been using hawks and falcons to displace nuisance bird species from urban locations and industry probably longer than any other company and have developed systems which are now used as a blue print by most of our contemporaries.

We breed all of our own birds then carefully select the best suited based on various criteria including temperament. These birds are then trained using specially developed techniques for on average twelve months and then used exclusively for bird control. This is an important question which must be asked of any potential contractor as only birds trained and used exclusively in this way should ever be introduced to the conditions required.

Upon request we will survey the affected area and provide a free report outlining the important issues such as environmental conditions and availability of food and provide a bespoke program designed to address the problem. With a high level of existing infrastructure we are able to offer not only an effective but also commercially viable solution in almost any location.


Do the birds of prey kill the birds that are causing the problems?

No, the predatory bird is used to disrupt the established patterns of feeding or roosting by the nuisance species, forcing it to seek an alternative site.

How are these birds trained?

The birds we use for pest control are trained from an early age to recognise the handler as the "sole source of food". This means we are able to fly them in distracting circumstances without posing a problem to the general public, or non-nuisance species.

We also match the correct predatory bird with the correct location, ensuring minimum impact on the environment, the public and our birds.

Are my staff or the general public at risk from an attack?

No, the birds we use for this service are trained to a high degree of tolerance, they are undisturbed by people or machinery.

Don't the birds just return once we have left?

When done correctly, the nuisance species is forced to alter behavioural patterns. These patterns are deep set and have occurred through the lack of any deterrent.

It is true that to begin with, the problem returns once we have left. However, over a period of usually two weeks, a new pattern forms which can then be maintained with routine follow up treatments.

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