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Ducks

What are ducks?

The most common species of duck found invading properties in Hawaii is the Mallard duck. The mallard is one of the most recognized and invasive of all ducks and is the ancestor of several domestic breeds. The average length for adult Mallards is 23-24 inches and they can weigh from between 2.4 and 2.7 pounds.

The male mallard has a very distinctive appearance with a glossy bottle-green head, a white collar at the base of their neck, a purplish- brown breast, grey-brown wings, and a grey belly. The male’s hind end is black in color and their dark tail has white edges.

Females are much less colorful and are generally a mottled brown to brownish-orange color and they provide the common “quack” sound that is associated with ducks.

Mallards are considered to be omnivores and feed on a wide variety of food, including worms, crustaceans, insects, roots, and other plant materials.

Why do I have them?

Mallards invade properties that offer them easy access to food, water, and nesting areas. Mallards can be found invading properties that have ponds, pools, grassy areas, and heavy vegetation. They can be found nesting under decks, porches, and in the landscaping found around homes.

Are ducks dangerous?

Yes, ducks can be considered to be dangerous. Ducks can become aggressive towards people and pets. Their droppings can cause people to slip and fall. Their droppings can also lower the aesthetic value of your home and property. Ducks can damage landscaping and lawns as they feed and nest. Mallards are an invasive species and by interbreeding they are causing native Hawaiian duck species to become threatened.

How do I get rid of ducks?

Getting rid of ducks from your property can be very difficult and time consuming. Professionals have the experience, knowledge and equipment to safely and effectively exclude, trap, net, or bait ducks living on your property. If you are having difficulties with ducks, contact the professional bird control technicians at Sandwich Isle today.

Can I do it myself?

Hawaii bird control, especially for ducks and other bird species is best left to the professionals. Most do-it-yourself bird control methods are not effective against ducks. It is best to contact a professional right away. This allows the problem to be taken care of quickly, saving you both time and money.

Is the treatment safe?

Sandwich Isle pest professionals use a combination of safe and humane products to get rid of your duck and other pest bird problems, such as exclusion devices, humane trapping and Ovocontrol birth control programs.

How soon can you get here?

Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions is committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.

What is the warranty?

All of our bird control services are warrantied. Exclusion warranties are usually five years or more. However, the benefits and effectiveness often outlives the warranty.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Preventing ducks from invading your property can be difficult. For this reason, it is best to react quickly once ducks are first observed; once ducks become established they often breed and become very committed to the site. We recommend scheduling a Wildlife Specialist to come out and evaluate the best duck prevention and removal program as soon as ducks are observed.

Where does Sandwich Isle service?

We provide services for duck control in Honolulu, Kailua, Mokapu, and all of Oahu, as well as parts of Big Island.