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Bird Control

Trusted experts in Bird Control for Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.

Modern solutions, flying with tradition

The South West's leading Bird Control experts

Falcon Environmental Services are specialists in environmentally-friendly Bird Control solutions for commercial and domestic clients in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall as well as across the UK.

We understand the crucial role birds play in our natural environment and our services are tailored to respect the indispensable work they do in protecting the wellbeing of our world.

But, nuisance birds, such as seagulls, pigeons and starlings, can also pose significant challenges to properties, causing damage and creating risk to public health and safety. They require extensive knowledge to deter them or prevent them nesting in the first place.

We always advise using professionals for all your bird control and proofing methods as these birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 which prohibits damage or destruction to an active nest or its contents.

Our Bird Control services offer solutions that always prioritise bird welfare and natural, often traditional methods.

We offer a comprehensive range of Bird Control solutions, including Hawking, Bird Scarers, Bird Proofing, Bird Spiking and Bird Netting.

Our highly skilled team are experts in Hawking -which involves our qualified falconer working in harmony with the natural instincts of our magnificent birds of prey.

These birds act as a deterrent, encouraging nuisance birds to seek alternative roosting and nesting locations away from your property. This method is highly effective and eco-friendly, as it does not rely on harmful chemicals or disruptive techniques.

Our humane and natural solutions provide a sustainable approach to Bird Control. Contact us for a free consultation – we’ll diagnose your problem before arranging a visit to your property to carry out the most suitable solution.

Hawking is a popular method of deterring nuisance birds across the counties of Devon and Cornwall. Our hawks patrol and fly over the potential nesting site and send out a warning to seagulls and pigeons that this is a falcon’s territory. The objective is to make the nuisance birds feel uneasy, encouraging them to move on to a new home. Hawking is used as bird control across Plymouth, Exeter and/or Truro and the coastal regions of Devon and Cornwall and carried out by licensed professionals.

The concept of bird scaring involves the use of audio and visual deterrents designed to unsettle nuisance birds, encouraging them to move on.

We are qualified installers of the UK’s No.1 bird deterrent, BirdAlert, an innovative audio bird deterrent with a range of up to 250 metres. It works by detecting specific calls from bird species and then playing back the distress call of that species in order to scare and deter the birds from that area.

In addition to the audio deterrent, BirdAlert also offers visual add-ons, such as a pop-up Scareman, to maximise and vary the scaring tactics.

Other audio and visual scaring tools are available depending on your situation and we would be more than happy to make recommendations having undertaken a Bird Survey – another service we offer when it comes to bird control in Plymouth, Exeter, Truro and the coastal regions of Devon and Cornwall.

Bird Netting is a safe and effective way to prevent nesting birds. We design and install bespoke netting systems dependent on the problem species of bird, their habits and the environment. We offer bird netting solutions across coastal and suburban areas, for domestic properties we cover most of Devon and Cornwall, for commercial properties we cover Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and will consider UK-wide installations.

If you have a severe infestation of perching birds, then bird spikes offer an excellent deterrent. It is appropriate for all types of nuisance birds including seagulls and pigeons. Spikes are either stainless steel or plastic and prevent birds from landing, perching and nesting on the treated area. Falcon Environmental Bird Services offer bird spiking solutions across coastal and suburban areas, for domestic properties we cover most of Devon and Cornwall, for commercial properties we cover Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and will consider UK-wide installations.

If you have a persistent problem with birds in your chimney then a Chimney Cage or Cowl may be the answer. We supply and fit Chimney Cages and Cowls quickly and efficiently. 

We provide Solar Panel Bird Proofing for both domestic and commercial properties. Birds will often try to nest under panels – either between the ground or roof and can be difficult to remove. Solar Panel Bird Proofing is vital to guarding against this.

Bird guano causes damage to buildings and décor, as well as being a threat to health, too. The bird guano can clog up ventilation, damage solar panels and erode away at paint and other surfaces. Bird guano can be difficult and time-consuming to remove safely but our team are highly experienced in removing bird guano and sanitising the contaminated areas.

We support Churches, Cathedrals, Multi-Storey Office Blocks, Shopping Centres, Hotels, Hospitals and other large buildings with Bird Proofing Services, thanks to our experienced High Level Access team.

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ken miller
ken miller
Had a very large wasp nest in my loft, which was sorted very quickly and professionally. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Sophie Stubbs
Sophie Stubbs
Absolutely fantastic service from Matthew. Good communication, kept to time and made us feel as ease about having pests on the house! Thank you so much!
We had a great service from Falcon. They were efficient. Responsive and informative. Mo (Mohammad) was really friendly, kind, efficient and gave us great information that was really interesting. We had been struggling with a hornets nest, he advised it was the biggest he had seen. He was really kind and gave a great service and they have all gone now! I highly recommend Falcon and their team, from when I called up to the end result was 5*. Khara Pierre
daniel m
daniel m
Again! Falcon environmental services to the rescue. Excellent service from matthew and the team at Falcon environmental. Expert knowledge as always! Very informative. Solved the pest control problem i had. Would highly recommend. 5 star service.
Jan Smith
Jan Smith
Can highly recommend Falcon. The office staff were very professional, polite and communication excellent informing me when & what time visits were to happen. Mo visited several times & was always courteous, informed me what he was going to do & showed me pictures of the loft so I could see what he was doing. He answered questions & was reassuring. Good experience all round
Susan Williams
Susan Williams
Customer service excellent and certainly know what they are doing. Communication good and immediate response to my initial approach. Mo, the gentleman who attended was very knowledgeable and a lovely man. We would recommend this company.
Rose Chapman
Rose Chapman
I was recommended Falcon to remove a wasp nest from the fascia’s which turned out to be two nests. I can’t rate them highly enough and their quick response was thoroughly followed up until completely sorted. They are honest, friendly and reliable and I would not hesitate to recommend them. It is great to support local people who are good at their work and this is a team who really deserve exactly this. Thank you.
Ros Durston
Ros Durston
I received a highly professional and genuinely caring service. I would not hesitate to recommend them and to use them again.
Kate Jennings
Kate Jennings
Matthew was extremely thorough and very professional and informative. It was unnecessary to take any further steps as there was no evidence of mice.

We're trusted experts across the South West

While we cover the whole of the South West, we are often called to work in the following areas due to the density of population and number of businesses.

 If your area is not listed, please do give us a call and we will be happy to help.

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Call our friendly team and we’ll conduct an initial diagnosis, arranging a time to visit your property. We’re agile and courteous – we understand that you want to sort the issue quickly.



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Our friendly, qualified experts will conduct a thorough analysis of your Bird Control issue and determine the best course of action. Our team are certified by leading industry bodies to offer tailored solutions.



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We’ll organise a convenient time to implement the best solution and advise on how to best manage the issue in the future to give you complete peace of mind.

Experts in High Level Access Bird Proofing

Our highly experienced High Level Access team provide Bird Proofing services such as Netting, Spiking and Bird Lasering systems in hard to reach areas.

We support churches and cathedrals, multi-storey office blocks, hospitals, hotels and other large constructionswith Bird Proofing services where safe and reliable High Level Access is required.

High Level Access Bird Proofing service Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall

Who we help

We provide trusted Bird Control services for commercial and domestic clients.

Modern solutions flying with tradition

We strive to offer our clients the latest methods of Bird Control, including the latest advances in technology.

Our services now employ the latest state-of-the-art Bird Control Laser Technology, using the principles of nature to deter nuisance birds.



We have recently started using Falcon Environmental Services for a number of large commercial solar panel installations in the Plymouth area, both sites are located on the River Tamar and have a history of nesting birds. From the very beginning, it has been a joy to work with the team. The results have been fantastic, we have gone from having hundreds of birds on a roof to a dozen in a matter of weeks. I would not hesitate to use Falcon for future projects and I would recommend them to anyone that needs any Hawking needs.

James Tuckfield
Callidus Solar & Battery Storage
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Your team at Falcon

Falcon Environmental Services are experts in Bird Control. We’ve developed our service into the leading provider in the South West with a mix of traditional methods, including our trained birds of prey, and modern solutions such as netting and spiking.  

We protect some of Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall’s biggest businesses while still providing a dedicated service to domestic properties.

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Call us on 01752 929292 or complete the form below and we’ll contact you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We always prioritise environmentally-friendly solutions, using natural deterrents whenever possible including our trained birds of prey.

We use Harris Hawks in our Hawking services – they are trained by our director Matthew, who is a highly experienced and licensed Falconer. These beautiful birds, bred in the UK, are well looked after at our South West base in luxury accomodation.

Hawking is a method of pest control for nuisance birds. It’s highly effective and often the best way deterring birds from premises and properties.

Our preferred methods of Bird Control utilise our extensive knowledge of Hawking to ensure a quality service that uses natural, traditional methods. They have an extraordinary, instant impact on the areas they are employed.

Our birds are bred in the UK and trained by our director Matthew, a licensed falconer with many years of experience. They are extremely well looked after and live in bespoke accommodation to ensure they are in the best condition possible.

Our Bird Control services are aimed at nuisance or ‘pest’ birds such as seagulls and pigeons but we have a wide range of expertise. If your problem involves a specific breed of bird please do get in touch and we’ll be well-placed to advise on the best solution.

We predominantly cover Plymouth, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset but travel across the UK.

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