Video: Harris hawks tackle Brunel’s pigeon pest problem

Brunel University London have today, February 6th 2017, introduced ‘humane’ pest control measures in an attempt to solve its pigeon population problem.

Pigeons can carry a range of diseases, affecting both human and animal populations of a community; when hurdled in a small community population, which pest controller John Wise said appears to have occurred in Brunel, these diseases are very quickly transferred and can quickly mutate into other conditions.

Speaking to me in an exclusive interview, Mr. Wise from Merlin Environmental said that his Harris hawk came from a background of neglect to become “part of [his] family”.

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