Wasps are activaly building nests now, if you have a problem wasp nest you need removing contact me i can treat usually within 24hrs. Covering Daventry, Rugby, Northampton, Milton keynes and surrounding areas.
Call or text 07540889913
picture below is a nest i treated and removed from a narrow boat
This is just a quick blog as have not had time for awhile, but this time of the year most if not all birds, insects etc will be busy nest building or raising young, most of the time I get call out when the gulls have young and become aggressive towards the public, by which most of the time its to late for me to do anything about it, things like nesting gulls need to be planned in advance, ok so you see a pair of gulls building a nest on your roof, and think thanks nice hopefully they will have some young this year for use to see, then a few months later the young have hatched running around and every time you step out your front door you have a screaming mad gull dive bombing you, only then you decide to do something about it and get annoyed when the pest control guy turns up and says there is nothing he can do. This why you need to have a plan of action in advance, if you see a pair of gulls sitting or starting to build a nest give a pest control a call, I carry out bird control. If done right with a program in place you can move off a few hundred gulls with out harming not one of them. I find the best and most natural way if having a bird of prey flown around the site a few visits a week will work wonders. If this is something you want to talk about feel free to contact me.
That time of year spring is here with the lovely weather this bank weekend and all the flowers coming up and birds all pairing up building nests to raise young. Even my imprint goshawk has built a nest and laid some eggs which fingers crossed will be fertile and she will have some young to rear this year.
Pigeon or any others birds can cause a nuisance, from noise, fouling, stopping building work or aggression to the public when nesting. If you have a bird problem and really want to do something about it, contact me I can offer a number of solutions from bird scaring, proofing etc or any other pest problems in the Daventry, Northamptonshire, Rugby, Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.
Called out to a lovely manor house to sort there moles out, one of my favourite jobs.
If you have moles digging up your grass give me a call..
Just a up date, i caught a total of 8 moles so far from the garden, my go to trap is the duffus i just love this trap and the fact that you have to 2 catch ability also the trap sits below ground level so makes them less visable to people. (Moles are hanged like this so owner can see how things are going).
More bird control in daventry, with Mouse. If you have a problem with pigeons or gulls nesting or roosting on your premises give me a call for a free site survey and quote. I can deal with most other pest problems you may have, moles, rodents, squirrels, rabbits etc and cover Daventry, Northampton, Rugby, Milton keynes, Warwick and surrounding areas. Please feel free to contact me for more information on the srevices i can offer.
Well its getting near breeding season, so now is the time if you have any birds nesting on your property you need to be looking to have a bird control program in place before its to late. Once the birds have built a nest they are much harder to move and in some cases can not be touch till the chicks have fledged. I can provide a free site survey to discuss the best option for you. Please contact me if you need anymore information.
Started the day doing bird control this morning and finished on a rodent job, now for a bit of time with Raven my imprint gyr/saker watching blue planet.. :)
Need a mole catcher? Got a problem with moles digging up your grass making it colapse with there tunnels and leaving soil heaps all over the place. Contact me for prices wether its your garden or large farm paddocks i can help. Only using traditional trapping methods not poisons. Covering Daventry, Rugby, Northampton and Milton keynes areas.
Ricky just flew awsome again on this lovely day, went up high and scared the crap out of every gull on site, putting some lovely stoops at them. Its not all about killing stuff.
Bird control this morning, is Daventry with my male harris hawk, i got called out over a year ago to move some loafing gulls off a factory roof as they was cause a large amount of damage through peaking the roof, now you are lucky to see any so visits have gone to weekley and custmor wants to keep the program on going just to make sure they dont think about coming back.
Thats why i love this work you just dont know what you are going to come across. While carrying our pest control i came across these wood crickets.
My falcon Ricky flew well in the wind scaring the gulls off, hes turning out to be a good bird learning his job well, on the other hand kia my usually good falcon decided to bugger off site totally ignoring me thank god foe telemetry i found her about 5mile off site before finally getting her back. The joys of working with animals.
As the insect quiten down for me this time of year the pest bird activity picks up mainly landfill work. I currently have 3 falcons out flying and a harris hawk to train up ready for the urban work.
The landfill might sound a grim place but the about of wildlife you see, everything from peregrine, kestrels, buzzards, redkites roe deer etc even seen a hobby a few times. But getting back to the work the gulls tend to more back in land over with coller months and they hit every food source they can i.e landfill sites. The one im currently working can have up to 500 gulls and corvid some days and the main aim of the falcons is to keep them at bay while the site is open. The idea is to scare the birds off by flying the falcon but sometimes they will take the odd bird after all its only nature.
My birds im flying at the moment:
(picture is of my young imprint gyr x saker falcon) She is only a young bird hatched this year currently i just let her do her thing on site, love watching her playing in the wind and chasing the crows around.
Then my male peregrine x saker he does love to chase the gulls around.
Next a female gyr x peregrine X gyr x saker she is a bit of a expert in moving the birds off site and will more than happly take a crow or two down if they dont move.
Then Max he is a 5 year old male harris hawk i recently got him off a friend and is nearly ready to got free.
Hawkflyer are back in northampton on two campus site deterring gulls and pigeons with the hawks and falcons, if you have a problem with nuisance birds give me a call we are daventry based and cover a 60 mile radius for any bird control problems, whether on waste transfer sites, landfill, factories building sites. So if you have gulls roosting on your roof, pigeons in your warehouse or worried about ground nesting birds stopping your building plans, contact us we will be able to help either proofing or flying one of our team of raptors around to scare of any unwanted birds.
Now the warmer weather is here bees will be more active, and people will call pest controllers in a panic thinking they have a wasp nest, well you don't need to worry as most bee's won't cause you any problems and like bumble bees are best left alone, some can be re homed if the nest is accessible or if you have a swam of honey bees turn up and hang of you tree or bush, best to give them space there is a good chance they are just having a rest before moving on else where or you can contact a bees keeper some will come out and remove the bees (there is a link on the link page for bees keepers).
There is plenty of information on bees and picture online if your not sure what you are looking at like the link below, you may have to copy and past in your browser sorry.
Vera the female harris hawk on a gull deterrent job in northampton.
If this is something that may help you with a bird problem you have give us a call, Vera or one of the other members of the bird control team im sure could help.
Picture of the team yesterday, bird control down Milton keynes, if this is somthing you would be intrested in to help move nusiance birds of your premises co tact me for a site survey and quote. Covering Northamptonshire, Milton keynes, warwicksgire
A peregrine falcon which police believe had been shot with a pellet has been found dead on a church roof.
The bird was found by officers at St Thomas Church in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, at about 12:25 GMT.
Peregrines are a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and to kill or injure one is a criminal offence, police said.
"This poor animal appears to have been shot [and] suffered what looks like a pellet wound", Sgt Dylan Hrynkow said.
Anyone with information about the bird has been asked to contact police.
According to the RSPB, it is an offence to intentionally take, injure or kill a peregrine and offences are punishable with a fine of up to £5,000, a sentence of up to six months in prison or both.
The latest situation on avian influenza (bird flu) and actions to reduce the risks.
We have brought together key information about avian influenza (bird flu) risks in this news story, which is regularly updated if the situation changes.
Avian influenza (bird flu) is a disease of birds.The H5N8 strain of the disease has been confirmed at a poultry farm in Lincolnshire and restrictions are in place. The same strain has also been found in wild birds in England, Scotland and Wales.
Risks to public health are very low and avian flu does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers.
We have taken several actions to reduce the risks. If you keep poultry – whether on a commercial scale or simply a small backyard flock – you are now required by law to keep them “housed” (under cover and kept separate from wild birds). We have banned gatherings of poultry across the UK.
All poultry keepers must continue to keep a close watch on the health of their birds, and put in place a high level of biosecurity precautions.
Members of the public are encouraged to report dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks), or other dead wild birds such as gulls or birds of prey, to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77.
LatestOn 23 December Defra confirmed H5N8 bird flu in dead wild wigeons in Somerset and Leicestershire. The Scottish Government confirmed the disease in a wild peregrine falcon in Dumfries and Galloway.
On 22 December the Welsh Government confirmed a case of the H5N8 bird flu virus in a dead wild wigeon in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
On 16 December we confirmed a case of the H5N8 bird flu virus in turkeys on a poultry farm near Louth in Lincolnshire. All birds at the premises have died or have been humanely culled to limit the risk of disease spread.