Aero Falcory Offers Effective and Affordable Pest Bird Abatement Solutions for California Vineyards and Commercial Properties
You work hard to grow your crops.
Our birds help you get them to harvest.
The primary nemesis of vintners and farmers, this small, noisy bird can devastate thousands of dollars worth of crops in a matter of days. Showing up in small groups to scout the field, they soon return by the thousands. Flying falcons and hawks from sunrise to sunset just before and up through harvest has proven the most effective means of saving crops. Starlings are also destructive burrowers, making nests in commercial properties and creating mess where it is most unwanted. These birds are an invasive species and are usually eradicated with trapping and flying raptors.
These noisy, messy, and aggressive birds can turn a property into an unpleasant mess. Their feces carry disease and their raucous cries can overwhelm any business as they fill the sky and perch in trees by the hundreds. Crows are naturally fearful of a falcon, flying or on the glove and will react immediately to the predator. Crows are a protected species and can be harased and driven away only by a federally permitted abater.
Aero-Falconry earned it's reputation as "Crow Specialists" working successfully for many years in Yuba City, California, referred to as the largest urban crow population in the world by National Geographic.
One of the most destructive pest birds, their feces carry several diseases that can be shared with humans. Walking on droppings or attempting to sweep them up can send out thousands of air-born particles, which in turn can be breathed in by humans. Feces clean up, nest removal, and handling of pigeons requires special techniques that Aero Falconry staff are trained to peform. Most pigeon infestations will necessitate a trapping and removal program, which may or may not involve flying birds of prey.
A protected species, gulls can be harased by falconers only at special times. Airports, landfills, and coastal properties are hardest hit. Flying falcons is most effective at motivating these aggressive birds to move on. We work with the business owner prior to breeding season when eggs and young cannot be touched to prevent incursions of adults seeking to set up house.
Aero-Falconry has been used very effectively to keep coastal elementary and middle schools gull free, protecting children at lunch and recess outdoors.
Aero Falconry works with your business to create a unique and highly effective strategy for ridding the property of pest birds. By using trained hawks and falcons to create a predatory presence, invasive species will flee. Falconry-based abatement techniques capitalize on the predator's power to intimidate, eliminating the need for more harmful devices such as poisons and nets. Using loud noise-makers, predator calls, and mylar tape may work at first, but the effect is always temporary without the true predator there to back up the threat.
Falconry-based abatement is an agriculturally sustainable and effective process. Growing in popularity, it is being used successfully, reducing crop loss to minimum levels of damage and improving growers' profits.
We craft a unique abatement program for each property. Large or small growers, we are happy to consult with you about utilizing falconry for your business.