How to Get Rid of Hawks

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Hawks are majestic creatures who have served as both a bane and boon for humans throughout the ages. These raptors can snatch moving prey almost effortlessly from both ground and air. While falconers train different kinds of raptor for beneficial reasons, wild hawks can be a dangerous foe to ranchers who breed smaller animals such … Read more

How to Get Rid of Pigeons

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Few things are more annoying than walking down the street only for a pigeon to poop on you from overhead. Even worse, that poop can cover your car or property in a nasty, slimy goo. Pigeons can also end up hoarding birdseed from more desired species and are generally considered an urban and rural pest. … Read more

How to Get Rid of Geese

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One of the most familiar heralds that winter is coming or going can be found in the sky. That living delta of birds migrating to temperate grounds has become so iconic, adults immediately get their hunting gear at the sound of honking while children watch the migration in wonder. But what happens when those flocks … Read more

How to Get Rid of Sparrows

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When it comes to small birds, few are as well-loved as the sparrow. However, that love isn’t universal and these wonderful little critters can become a nuisance or even a pest. But nearly all of the problems caused by sparrows in the US are blamed on one particular species: the house sparrow (Passer domesticus). But … Read more

How to Get Rid of Starlings

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Birds are some of the most beautiful critters, but not everyone loves them. Some birds are incredibly beneficial, while others are total nightmares. One excellent example of the latter is the European starling, better known as the common starling. Starling is the name given to the Sturnidae family of birds, many of which have become … Read more

How to Get Rid of Crows

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When someone mentions crows, your first association may be an all-black bird, the “caw caw” sound they’re famous for, a murdered individual coming back for justice (“The Crow”), or the need for a better scarecrow in the garden. But these birds are very complex critters, and what you may know about them might not be … Read more

How to Get Rid of Barn Swallows

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One of the most striking species of swallow, the barn swallow has a beautiful appearance. Unfortunately, they’re also incessant squatters, preferring human constructions to trees. This can lead to a number of problems, despite being generally popular with those living along the birds’ migratory path. So what makes these migratory birds a problem, and how … Read more