At Falcon Environmental Service our Plymouth hawking bird control involves the use of Harris Hawks as a deterrent. Their job is to fly regularly over a site where birds like seagulls and pigeons are roosting or nesting. This could be anywhere across Devon, Cornwall or Somerset. From like Plymouth or Exeter to the more coastal areas nuisance birds are a common problem.

hawks used as a deterrent to move nuisance birds on

Hawks are used as a deterrent

It might be a residential area where the birds have found the perfect nesting area on the roof. Many nuisance birds make their home in a more industrial area. For some businesses they can become a nuisance in town centres affecting both businesses and passers-by. Nuisance birds can cause damage to property and carry diseases. They have also be known to swoop down and attack members of the public for their lunch!

The objective of these hawks is to send out a clear warning to the nuisance birds that the area is a falcon’s territory. This leads to the nuisance birds feeling unsettled and unsafe to nest or colonise in that location and encourages them to move on to a new location.

Trained and licensed in bird control

The hawks are trained and handled by Matt, our director who is a fully trained and experienced falconer with an extensive knowledge and understanding of pest birds. His experience and knowledge means that he will have maximum impact when clearing a site. All you need to do is sit back and let him and his hawks do their job.


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Director Matt and one of our two Harris Hawks

Our birds are captive and bred in the UK. They all have current and relevant DEFRA paperwork, required under UK law. They are well looked after in their luxury accommodation. As well as our birds we are also licensed to carry out other bird control services like bird netting and bird spiking. If you would like to find out more please get in touch.

hawks used as a deterrent to move nuisance birds on


Great prompt service, would highly recommend, Helping keep our staff and clients safe in these unprecedented times.
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