Vultures are generally scavengers; you’ll have seen images of them feasting on the carcasses of animals already killed by some other means. It’s rare for a vulture to attack a healthy animal, but wounded, sick, or dying one is fair game, as is anything killed by another animal. We have tips on how to keep vultures away.
You may not think that you need to worry about vultures in your yard.
However, if you keep birds or other wildlife, they may keep an eye on your property.
They can also simply land in your yard while keeping an eye on a neighboring property.
The problem is that they are big, heavy birds with sharp talons.
These can scratch the surface where they land and damage it, whether that’s your lawn or roof.
If you have an issue with vultures, then the safest route is to speak to an expert in vulture control.
You can take several measures to help keep the vultures away from your land.
But, if these prove unsuccessful, you should contact a professional for assistance.
How to Keep Vultures Away
Vultures are scared of owls and hawks; they are both carnivorous birds that can attack and kill a vulture if needed.
For this reason, they’ll avoid anywhere that appears to be home to owls and hawks.
The good news is you don’t need to attract the actual birds to your yard, place decoy versions in the trees around your property, and the vultures will look for somewhere else to nest.
Shake The Tree
Vultures tend to roost in trees.
If you have trees on your property, it’s a good idea to shake them every evening before bed.
This will scare the vulture away, and it will find somewhere else to roost for the night.
The bird will likely try the following night again; you’ll need to repeat the process for a week or two until it gives up entirely and sets up camp somewhere else.
You can hook up a scarecrow to a water supply and use a motion-activated sensor to send a water jet out and up.
Simply set one or more of these up near the trees where the vulture likes to nest.
The sensor, or even the timed release of water, will make it impossible for the vulture to settle.
In a short space of time, it will give up for the night.
Again, maintain the approach for a week or two and it will give up for good.
Patience and determination are the real key to scaring the vultures away.
They will keep returning to it if they believe they have found a good spot.
However, if you’re persistent, they will eventually give up and find a different spot to roost, giving you peace of mind in your yard.
Don’t forget; killing a vulture is illegal; you need to scare it away permanently instead.
Of course, you should always remember they do not threaten your health.
You may choose to enjoy their presence.