I netted it and released it on the spot.

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Hawks in My Yard

Hawks will usually only prey on birds, small rodents and other animals, and can become extremely very territorial. Just because a hawk doesn’t prey on people, doesn’t make them any less scary to have them around. Hawks are sometimes difficult to get rid of, but you must do so humanely. Hawks are protected under most federal and state laws. Not only are you unable to shoot a hawk, you are not allowed to shoot near them either.

If you discover a hawk has taken up space at your home or business, you may want to contact a professional removal service. They are experts when it comes to safely removing and relocating the hawk. There are some things that you are able to do to try to deter the hawk away from your location.

If you have discovered a hawk near your farm, you will need to relocate your animals. Free range pigeons, ducks and chickens attract hawks. You are usually able to eliminate your hawk problem by putting your farm animals in a coop at night. You can train your animals to go inside when the sun goes down, but placing their feed in the coop or barn at dusk.

You can also create enclosures with poultry wire, overhead wires or nylon netting. This method should also be considered if you have a pond full of fish or ducks. If there are poles or other objects that the hawk can perch on within 100 yards of your home, you should remove them, as well. If this is not possible you may need to install spikes or metal cones to deter the hawk from landing.

If you have bird feeders, you should temporarily remove them. Once the hawks no longer see the small birds for them to prey on, they will move elsewhere in search for food.

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The most commonly dealt with bird problem in the US is that of pigeons roosting on buildings. Feral pigeons tend to live in urban areas, and they prefer to roost on and in buildings, where they leave nesting material, feathers, parasites, and worst of all, their unsanitary and corrosive droppings. The only way to permanently solve such problems is to install bird exclusion materials, such as bird spikes or netting. Bird trapping is also an option, but it's usually a poor and temporary fix. In addition to pigeons, other birds can cause problems in certain other situations: woodpeckers damaging houses, sparrows stuck inside retail spaces, Chimney Swifts nesting inside chimneys, etc. If you want to learn more, please read my How To Get Rid of Birds page.

AAAnimal Control is a privately owned wildlife removal and pest control business, located in Orlando Florida. I deal strictly with wild animals including bird, especially pigeons roosting on buildings or in attics, as well as geese, woodpeckers, starlings, etc. I am not an extermination company, but a critter removal and control specialist. The above photos are some of the many that I've taken in the field over my years of work. Please email me if you have any questions about the above photographs, or any questions about wildlife problems or bird removal issues.
Wildlife Photographs by David     Email me with questions: david@aaanimalcontrol.com     Residential & Commercial     Licensed & Insured