Thankyou for your enquiry concerning the Hawk Bird Scarer and whether it will scare Roosting Swallows.
You will be interested to know that this simple device was originally invented to scare seagulls and cormorants (shags) off boats, yachts and wharves. So successful, it was quickly tried in many other situations including Welcome Swallows, Pigeons, Starlings and other roosting birds.
In most situations these hawks will work provided the birds can see the Hawk profile above them from where they are roosting or they can see the Hawk above them as they go to fly into the shed, breezeway or other building. You need to angle it into their flight path.
One proviso is “that if the birds are nesting or have started to nest you will not scare them with my scarer or any other means”. Even removing the nests will still result in the nesting birds returning to the site. You can hose down the nest every day and they will still come back and start building again the next day.
However if you wait until the nesting season is over and then you put the Hawks up you will stop the Swallows from returning. All you need to do is to install the Hawks high above the roosting birds or above doorways or other entry points, so that as the birds fly into the building they can see the Hawk in their flight path as they go to enter.
The Hawk is unique because it is a full size imitation hawk made of durable weatherproof plastic. As birds instinctively fear the Hawk they are also scared to come within sight of the profile of this replica of a hovering Hawk. From previous customer experience in similar situations I can say that a Hawk Bird Scarer will work for you. If it doesn’t, we offer a money-back guarantee. But you will need to install your Hawks before nesting season starts.
You have everything to gain by ordering now. You may need a number of Hawks to solve your bird problems. One Hawk is $39.00 plus packing and postage of $9.00 a total of just $48.00. However if you purchase 2 or more Hawks then we would pay the freight. That means that the Hawks would cost you just $39.00 each.