Turkey Vultures (also known as buzzards, or simply vultures) are common in large, open areas including fields, countryside, roadsides, suburbs, and anywhere food sources are readily available, including trash dumps and construction sites. They roost on telephone poles, towers, fence posts, and dead trees.
The most effective removal techniques to get rid of turkey vultures include Avishock Bird Shock Track or the Extra Tall version of our Bird Spikes to keep the buzzards off of building edges, and Bird Netting to physically block their entrance into larger areas.
If larger areas need coverage, the BroadBand PRO and Critter Blaster PRO have proven effective against Turkey Vultures. These birds have very few natural predators, but adults and youth alike can fall prey to various eagles and great horned owls, which these buzzard control devices utilize.
As with all bird control methods, be certain to thoroughly clean all surfaces of bird mess prior to treatment, as these marking are territorial and will make bird control tactics less effective.
How to Scare Vultures Away
All vultures are protected in the United States by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and may not be harmed by law. The vultures found in the U.S. look similar to vultures found in Europe, Asia, and Africa; however, they are of a different taxonomic family. While vultures in the U.S. cannot be harmed, humane control solutions are allowed for their removal from unwanted areas.
If you want to know how to keep buzzards away, there are a variety of effective, humane methods to do so. All vulture control products manufactured by Bird-X, Inc. are legal, humane, green, and effective.