William F. Andelt
Exension Wildlife Specialist
Department of Fishery and Wildlife Biology
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Fig. 1. Mississippi kite, Ictinia mississippiensis
Damage Prevention and Control Methods
Exclusion and Habitat Modification
Generally not practical.
Netting can be used to protect small
areas and valuable crops.
Avoid nesting sites between incubation and fledging of young.
Wave arms or other objects to deter
kites from diving close to people.
Life-sized kite models may prevent
nesting by kites.
None are registered
or known to be effective.
None are registered.
Trapping or Shooting
Allowed only under a permit.
Generally difficult, requires a permit.
Scott E. Hygnstrom;
Robert M. Timm;
Gary E. Larson
PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WILDLIFE DAMAGE — 1994
Cooperative Extension Division Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Nebraska -Lincoln
United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Damage Control
Great Plains Agricultural Council Wildlife Committee