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National Wildlife Control Training Program vol. 1.

Swallow Control

Scientific Name

Cliff Swallows  Hirundo pyrrhonota

Barn Swallows  Hirundo pyrrhonota

Barn swallow on nest. Photo by W. P. GorenzelPhoto Credits: A barn swallow on a nest; W. P. Gorenzel, photographer

Sign

Damage

  • mud nests and droppings on buildings are nuisance

 

Cliff swallow nests. Photo by unknown. Cliff Swallow Nests

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cliff swallow nests on buildings. Photo by W. P. GorenzelSwallow (cliff) nests on building Description: Swallows can colonize and build these nests within days. Photo Credits: Used with permission from Univ. of CA. Statewide IPM Project, W.P. Gorenzel, photographer

 

 

 

Control Methods

Habitat Modification

  • Netting or slick agents on potential nest sites;
  • Flaps on hangar doors;
  • Special permit required for nest removal

Frightening Devices

 

Repellents

None registered

Trapping

Not practical and requires permits.

Shooting

Requires permits.

Toxicants

Diseases-Safety

No particular disease concerns with

University Publications

Cliff Swallows--Univ. of California

Swallow Video (Real Player) 14.3 Mg.  Video taken by Stephen Vantassel of Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln in June 2005. Images are of swallows flying up to nesting areas located underneath a bridge located in the western edge of Lincoln, NE. Time taken was around 7:00 pm. CST.

Swallow Video 1 (Real Player) 14.3 Mg.  Video taken by Stephen Vantassel of Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln in June 2005. Images are of swallows flying up to nesting areas located underneath a bridge located in the western edge of Lincoln, NE. Time taken was around 7:00 pm. CST.

 

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