Trusted experts in Bird Control for Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.
Falcon Environmental Services specialises in bird scaring. The concept of bird scaring involves the use of noises designed to unsettle nuisance birds, thus encouraging them to move on.
The sounds will distress the birds as they are often associated with their predators. This technique is often used to remove birds from night roosts or seagulls on mass.
Our Falcon Environmental Services team offers this as one of our bird control services across Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay and other areas of Devon and Cornwall.
Working alongside our other bird control and bird proofing methods, our Plymouth bird scaring service is an effective tactic in the fight to rid domestic and commercial premises of unwanted guests such as seagulls and pigeons.
We are particularly proud to be able to offer BirdAlert®, bird detection and scaring device that has been specifically designed to recognise and scare off nuisance birds. BirdAlert® detects and immediately reacts to certain problem birds, scaring them off with species-specific scare programs that are designed to avoid familiarity.
If you have a problem with nuisance birds and would like to find out more about how we can help, please do get in touch.
Far too often, people buy cheap “DIY” bird scaring plastic devices that emit owl sounds or other predator noises that aren’t effective and don’t provide an ongoing solution. The equipment that Falcon Environmental Services uses is much more effective and used effectively, along with other deterrents like our hawks, can soon unsettle even the most comfortable of guests.
Nuisance birds are very resilient and can require more than just trying to shoo them away. They are also not stupid, in fact, pigeons are thought to be an intelligent bird. They can soon uncover a false threat.
That is why our bird control services, including our Plymouth bird scaring techniques, are designed to offer the complete package which, when used together, can soon rid you and your business or birds that can be causing untold damage to your property as well as being a general nuisance.
Using the latest technology, and undertaking regular training in these technologies, our team knows exactly how to deal with problem birds.
At Falcon Environmental Services, we are delighted to be able to offer BirdAlert®, an innovative bird scaring and detection service specifically designed to recognise and scare off nuisance birds. BirdAlert® detects and immediately reacts to certain problem birds, scaring them off with programmes that are species specific.
The problem with more traditional scare tools, is that they can be weakened by familiarity and habituation. It’s the same when flying birds of prey over an area to scare off nuisance birds.
If the birds are flown at the same time every day, the problem birds soon get used to the familiar sight and no when to make themselves scarce and when they need to worry.
It is why when we fly our hawks, we do so at various times of the day. This way there is more chance of our efforts being successful.
Traditional scaring tools are set to go off on timers which within a week or two lose their effectiveness which means they have to be continually moved to have any impact.
It is for this very reason that BirdAlert® has been developed to meet this challenge and can variegate the order and intensity of the actions so that familiarity of the noises can be avoided entirely
The BirdAlert® device is placed and then monitored through an online portal. It has a detection range of up to 250 metres radius.
Being equipped with five sockets means that customers can connect various scare tools – speakers, gas cannon, kite controller, eagle eye and scareman. Each of these tools designed to work with different species of bird. It is sealed and should never be opened to avoid damage or impact to warranty/insurance.
When BirdAlert® detects one of the species it is set to “guard” against, it immediately launches a scare programme aimed at precisely that species. The programme will variegate the order in which the connected scaretools are activated, with the aim of posing a predator threat to its subjects.
There is also an online portal which means you can monitor the effectiveness of the system. You can check how many times the decoy has been activated and which species it has scared. There are no complicated processes to follow – just set up and go.
Of course, the main culprits for causing damage to property and making a nuisance of themselves are gulls and starlings, the latter descending in large flocks. The yellow brain is also effective against geese that like to eat crops and rooks that gather in large numbers.
Of course, you may want to protect against a number of birds or you may just have problem with gulls. Falcon Environmental Services will set up the system to target the birds that are causing you issues using one of the five input options:
The speakers utilise a unique audio library within the box using distress calls to scare away birds. They can be set up to play up to 120 DB. The built-in programming doesn’t play the same sounds continuously but ensure that BirdAlert varies the sound to avoid habituation.
The various gas cannon options can be controlled to activate at different times to avoid habituation.
Mounted in a kite controller, hawk kites are automatically raised and and lowered when noise is detected. The kit controller ensures that the birds don’t adapt to the hawk kite which can often be the case.
Eagle Eye reflects the ray of the sun in a varied pattern to harmlessly deter birds from unwanted areas. The reflective surface sends beams around in a menacing pattern.
While some of the audio scaring options aren’t suitable in certain areas due to noise pollution, the scareman can be used as an effective alternative. It will instantly inflate for maximum scare.
BirdAlert® can be used in many different places where birds are likely to cause issues. Airports for example are a prime example. Birds making their homes near busy runways for example are a threat to planes taking off and landing and can cause catastrophic consequences. Other prime areas include:
That’s not an exhaustive list and there are many other circumstances in which BirdAlert® is an excellent solution.
If you have a nuisance bird problem that is affecting your home or business, then get in touch with Falcon Environmental Services. We are licensed in bird control services and offer a number of solutions that are both effective and humane.
Our experts cover the counties of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and further afield. Get in touch to discuss your bird scaring or bird proofing requirements.
We will be able to advise you on the most effective Plymouth bird scaring solutions for your domestic or commercial bird issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We provide trusted Bird Control services for commercial and domestic clients.
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.
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.