Hawking the eco-friendly bird control

With over 30 years pest control experience; our Hawking service is just another part of the Safeguard Difference.

This method of utilising trained birds of prey is both environmentally friendly and appropriate for a wide range of agricultural, urban, elevated and commercial situations.

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  • What is Hawking Pest Control?

    Hawking is the use of flying or introducing a bird of prey to an area that has a pest bird issue with the aim of deterring them and interupting their nesting and breeding habits.

  • What bird is used for pest control?

    A combination of either Hawks and Falcons are used and which is dependent on the target species.

  • Do Safeguard use birds of prey?

    Yes, Safeguard do have a team which carry out hawking.

  • A natural solution to deterring pest birds

    Bird of prey flights are the most natural detterent of bird pests

  • How are these birds trained?

    How are these birds trained?

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Meet our hawking handlers and how hawking could be a great solution for you, using nature, to get rid of pests.

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We specialise in using birds of prey to deter roosting, nesting, feeding or colonisation of pigeons, ring-necked parakeets, starlings, seagulls and other pest birds, where traditional bird control measures may be too expensive or ineffective due to the environmental limitations. We operate across all commercial units including:

  • Warehouses
  • Shopping centres
  • Universities
  • Open parks and land
  • Heritage sites


Pest birds can clear whole fields of fruit in just a few days, causing significant loss. It is vital for vineyard owners and operators to minimise the risk of losses that can be caused by foraging flocks of pest birds such as starlings, feral pigeons and wood pigeons.

Safeguard offers a unique hawking service, tailored to vineyards and fruit growers across the UK which allows operators to:

  • Protect their product
  • Increase product yield
  • Maximise the financial return on their crop


Our techniques have been developed by Safeguard handlers and have been uniquely acquired through many years of experience. We work with vineyards, fruit owners and operators to develop a strong understanding of individual needs.

Safeguard provide ongoing training, investment and support for our handlers to ensure we retain the very best people and build client relationships that last for years.


Using nature to control nature is an environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach and avoids the often restrictive approach of fruit netting, bangers, nets, spikes or cages. No chemicals are used and there is no noise or disturbance. Instead our handlers use the presence of our birds of prey and our techniques to drive the pests away.

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Safeguard Pest Control team regularly post articles to share insightful, helpful, and relevant information on everything related to pests and pest control.

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