Originating on the edge of the Santa Cruz Mountains
in Northern California, headquartered on North Padre Island in Texas;
we specialize in cutting edge environmental bird control techniques.
Our main objective and ambition is to provide our environmentally
aware clients an alternative to the traditional methodssuch as the use
of toxic poisons / chemicals to even
the most extreme and severe pest bird infestations and complex environments.
These poisons, both passive ( Avitrol " crazy corn ",etc.
) and aggressive ( cyanide, arsenic, strychnine, etc. ) are often
illegal in many areas and have terrible secondary effects after entering
the food chain. It was DDT and similar chemicals that nearly
wiped out the Peregrine Falcon and other raptor species in the 1960's.
Even in the most controlled applications, surviving poisoned birds
are eaten by not only raptors but every type of predator, resulting in
illness, sterility or death. By providing vineyards and the berry industry
in California Condor country, we offer agricultural clients a far
more effective alternative to shooting toxic lead shot at bird pests.
It is a proven fact that a leading cause of death for Condors newly reintroduced
in to the wild is the eating of animals and birds previously wounded by
lead shot. Our greatest reward in conducting our environmental programs
is providing an even more effective and environmentally safe alternative to
the traditional methods of bird control: poisoning, shooting and trapping.
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Auger Hawk, RAFS lead starling "tackle"
programs substantially increase worker safety by reducing or eliminating
bird feces. Up to 40 diseases known to be contagious to man are transmitted
by bird feces, including: Histoplasmosis, cryptococcocus, meningitis, ecoli,
salmonella, parrot fever, and Newcastle disease. These are just a few
examples of the diseases carried by birds that cause serious illness and
even death. Upon successful completion of a RAFS program site, not only is
the work site cleaner and safer, but production and efficiency rates
increase substantially due to increased worker momentum and morale.
In just 5 years RAFS has developed 3 entirely new falconry bird
abatement techniques that had never before been conducted. #1 Santa Barbara,
Arroyo Quemada Beach: Beach water quality improvement with falconry;
#2 upstate New York townships: Massive crow ("Murderers") flock abatement
of 25,000-75,000 crows; #3 Industrial facilities &
refineries U.S. East Coast & Midwest states: massive European Starling
/ Great Tailed Grackle flock abatement. We excel at creating new successful
strategies for "impossible missions" bird control environments,
where the public and sometimes even the clients are skeptical of the
possibility of success, and where no other falconry service will attempt.
In addition to designing an integrated pest management strategy and
program at each new location, we offer clients our guarantee of
their program's integrity. By following our environmentally safe
procedures and with our scheduled visits 100% abatement may be achieved
in 2-4 years for even the worst case scenarios. Results are dramatic.
The population of each pest bird groups diminishes with each consecutive
yearly visit. After our trained raptors trigger the predatgor-prey fear
instinct in the pest birds, the birds naturally relocate and do not come
back. This natural fear is in inherent and instinctual in all birds,
wild or domestic.
Upon request RAFS offers educational raptor / falconry bird abatement
orientations for public, private, government, law enforcement, institutional,
church, school, fairs, parties, corporate, military, parks &
recreation, and weddings and celebrations of any category. As scheduling
permits RAFS voluntarily presents programs to communities and charities
upon request. Presently we have falconers in Texas and California.
U.S. Airforce B-2 Stealth Bomber, built and maintained
by Northrop Grumman in Palmdale, California
Beach, once one of the most polluted beaches in California,
now one of the cleanest.
(805) 698-5757 Email Jeff@Roninair.com<>
(650) 814-2247 Email Marcus@Roninair.com