FAFP Annual Educational Conference exhibit

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We showcased Safe Haven Services

with our exhibit at the 2018 Florida Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting

FAFP's 2018 Annual Education Conference

Safe Haven the #1 Bird Removal Specialist in the USA recently provided an exhibit at the FAFP's 2018 Annual Education Conference to highlight Safe Haven Bird Removal Solutions.

FAFP is the Florida Association for Food Protection, they are an active organization in global and national food safety, affiliates of the International Association for Food Protection with a diverse membership of government and industry leaders researching and providing education to the community. 

The Conference provides opportunities for education on food safety through connections with other industry leaders and members.  Every year the event is well-attended by FAFP’s diverse membership comprising industry, government and university officials dedicated to education, research and development services for its members and the communities it serves.   

The two-day event in St. Petersburg, FL showcased an abundance of qualified professionals and educators from multiple industries and backgrounds. The event featured many speakers and educators covering a multitude of industry topics from "Improving Food Safety in Ethiopia" to "Spoilage and Microbial Contamination" with plenty of time to talk and connect with important members of the food safety community. 

You can learn more about FAFP here http://www.fafp.net

Vorys, Derek, Ben at Safe Haven Exhibit FAFP 2018


Safe Haven Wildlife Removal joined the list of exhibits this year at The Annual 2018 FAFP Conference in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida. Safe Haven specialists were able to showcase the Safe Haven Bird Removal Solution exhibit to company's in all Food Safety industries and educate attendants about our Safe Haven Process and values as well as connect and with some of our current clients. We were successfully able to promote Safe Haven Solutions and educate industry leaders, FAFP members, even our clients on Safe Haven goals and services.   

Derek, Vorys, Ben at Safe Haven Exhibit FAFP 2018

-Interior/Exterior Bird Removal

-Nest Removal

-Report a bird

-24hr Emergency support


We are looking for dedicated specialist in select areas.

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Enjoy the most satisfying working experience.

In the humane wildlife removal industry, as our newest Bird Rescue and Relocation Specialist with full time and part time positions available.

We are currently accepting applications in these select areas





Safe Haven represents some of the largest grocery store, big box supermarkets, and food distribution centers throughout half the country under FDA regulations. A Bird Rescue and Relocation Specialist means you will help solve bird-related problems for our clients. By possessing the necessary skills to humanely rescue birds on the fly. A Bird Rescue and Relocation Specialist will have the ability to pattern birds, identify the species of birds, appropriately handle birds, and implement state of the art, patent-pending methodologies’ to rescue birds from any and all large facilities under FDA government guidelines.

Greeted as a professional by our customers.

After training, our specialists will have the ability to:

• Build a name as a professional

• Complete a project from start to finish

• Represent a nationwide brand with key accounts

• Work independently

• Build relationships with key accounts

• Offer complete recommendations and solutions as a consultant

• Must be willing to travel to accounts and commit to rescue


*Full-time specialists can make up to $4,000 a month

*Part-time specialists can make up to $1,000 a month

*based on ability and willingness to travel

Baby birds found outside of the nest.

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Found a baby bird?

So, you look down and there it is, a baby bird is out of her nest. what do you do?

What to do?

A large belief is that the touch of a human to a baby bird is harmful, that the parents won't recognize their young after human contact this is, in fact, a myth. Birds don't use scent to recognize their young.
So what to do about baby birds?
  1. First, see if the chick is a nestling or a fledgling. A fledgling will be able to hop or walk it will also more than likely be feathered. If the chick doesn't have the ability to walk or hop and is featherless the chances are you have a nestling and the nest is close by but could be hidden.
  2. After determining whether you have a nestling or fledgling you can make the decision to either move the fledging away from a harmful area such as roads, sidewalks, stores, this may just give the fledging a little better chance at survival.
  3. If you are dealing with a nestling, try locating the nest. Nestlings can't travel too far from their nest on their own so the nest should be close by. After you have located the nest you can carefully return the nestling(Be mindful some parental birds do not like visitors)




Bird in hand


hungry chicks in birds nest

Harry The Mythical Sparrow AKA “Bigfoot”

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Harry The Mythical Sparrow AKA “Bigfoot”

Harry The Mythical Sparrow AKA "Bigfoot"

The epic tale of strategy and wits.

"Bigfoot" engaged our Safe Haven Rescue Specialists in a week-long test of strategy and wits.  

Sparrows have always found their way into folklore and myth, from being seen as the bird of Aphrodite by greek mythology to the European and other Folklore. The sparrow that enters your house is a bad omen, but in other culture's it is seen as a good omen.  Fortunately, our specialists are brave. Brave enough to face these threats of omens and myth, leading them to the successful capture and release of one of our most difficult rescues.

"Bigfoot" The Mythical Sparrow

  Three attempts over a week period, and Safe Haven Specialists were able to rescue "Bigfoot," The Mythical Sparrow from a supermarkets facilities. The use of nets or common bird deterrents are less effective than with most avian species since sparrows like to forage for their food along the ground often hiding their selves under the cover of grass and objects, flying from bush to bush, this makes sparrows especially difficult to catch.  To ensure their survival sparrows rely on their photographic memories and expert hiding skills, helping them avoid predators and Safe Haven specialist... for a brief time.

After the first encounter with one of our Safe Haven specialists, "Bigfoot"  instinctively fled the scenes and hid for a day or two every time a specialist would be spotted. Patiently waiting and watching the Safe Haven specialist till they left his sight before abandoning his hideouts.  Knowing that "Bigfoot" was seeing the Safe Haven specialists as predators and that the sparrow remembered their uniforms, the specialist had to devise a plan to blend into their environment with stealth and precision to coax the bird into re-appearing. Resulting in a successful and well-deserved rescue and removal of The mythical Sparrow



Nests are usually found near the ground in brush or in bushes, Males will defend only a small territory area allowing other sparrows to neighbor close.  Males will sometimes chase a female he is seeking and even flutters during flight as to impress courting females. Nests are normally constructed by the female. 



Sparrows consume mostly seed and insects like wasps, ants, spiders, grasshopper, beetles. During the winter months, sparrows tend to feed mostly on seed from grass and weeds.



Sparrows live in a vast variety of areas and conditions, one common theme you find with sparrows is they need places to hide out and eat. Sparrows seem to trend toward human populated areas with an abundance of water and shelter be it man-made structures, lawns, even shingles, and gutters. Sparrows will often look for water and shelter in supermarkets and a variety of facilities, with easy access to a wide range of hiding spots, food and since sparrows especially love standing water quarter of an inch deep the back rooms of many facilities that have water access are ideal for the sparrow. 

As stealthy and hidden as sparrows try to be they still are a major threat to any facility and public areas, with the threat of mites and zoonotic disease. Just because you can't see or hear them doesn't mean they are not a threat to public safety and health 

%100 Safe Bird Removal

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Bird Removal from a commercial facility

If not done correctly or safely, bird removal can lead to more problems than solutions.

%100 Safe Bird Removal

Safe Haven's commercial wildlife removal stands by the safety and health of our clients and the public. 

While human populations grow so does the need for more facilities, distribution centers, supermarkets, and public facilities are rapidly growing were birds once called home. Most birds being extremely adaptable can find ways to thrive even better in public areas with open water, food, and shelter sources all around, it must be difficult for birds to avoid entering any facility. The best thing about many birds adaptability is their population numbers remain steady, with the help of bird enthusiast and Safe Haven %100 Bird Safe removal, allowing birds to continue their purpose in the circle of life. That's great news for anyone sick of mosquitos, bugs, and spiders. 

To help protect the public and the wildlife Safe Haven has developed a patent pending %100 satisfaction and %100 safe bird removal formula. Based on size and other factors of a facility Safe Haven can apply their formula to successfully and safely remove unwanted birds from commercial facilities, making them the #1 Commercial Bird Removal Service in the USA.


Bird In your store?

Better to be prepared

Alice Cooper Hawk

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Alice Cooper Hawk

Alice Cooper Hawk

No more Mr. nice guy

During a rescue in Kentucky at a supermarket our staff encountered a Cooper's Hawk.

Cooper's hawks are predatory birds who like to prey on medium sized birds. The Cooper's Hawk are very successful and aggressive with their antics. This is why our latest Cooper's hawk rescue was crowned the Alice Cooper's Hawk. 

The Cooper's Hawk

Declining in the mid-twentieth century, numbers of the Cooper's Hawk have stabilized. The Cooper's Hawk is a medium-sized hawk native to the North American Continent and found in Southern Canada to Northern Mexico. They are among the world’s most skilled fliers. The hawk was named after the naturalist, William Cooper, one of the founders of the New York Academy of Science.



The Male Cooper’s Hawk feeds the female hawk at least a month on up to the time she begins laying eggs. The nest site is in a tree at least 25-50 feet off the ground. Both sexes or the male builds the nest. The Male Hawk continues to bring food to the perch of the nest and the mother feeds her young until about 4-5 weeks when the young are able to fly. It’s a beautiful story and others may find it not such a happy ending but it is a happy beginning. Cooper’s hawks are monogamous but most of the time do not mate for life. Also, the males should watch out. Males are usually submissive to the female hawks not only because they are bigger but because they are expert hunters of medium sized birds. Cooper’s Hawk can also be found near bird feeders, always looking for easy prey.

Interesting Facts

The oldest recorded Cooper’s Hawk was 20 years old and 4 months. The male was branded in 1986 and founded in 2006.

Males are usually 14.6-15.4 inches long with a wingspan of 24.4-35.4 inches and a weight of 7.8-14.5 oz.

Females are usually 16.5-17.7 inches long with a wingspan of 29.5-35.4 inches and a weight of 11.6-24 oz.

Other names for the Cooper’s Hawk are Chicken Hawk, E’smerejon de Cooper, Eprerierie de Cooper, Mexican Hawk and Swift Hawk.


This particular Cooper's hawk was found inside a Customer's Lawn and Garden area. In a single day, this Cooper's hawk found a nice buffet in the store's lawn and garden section consuming over 15 sparrows while causing havoc and concern to the store's customers, shoppers stumbling upon feathers and remains of the sparrows. Safe Haven was able to successfully remove and relocate the dubbed Alice Cooper Hawk and restore public safety and food safety. 

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Change places! The Avian mad hatter.

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Change places! The Avian mad hatter.
Safe Haven bird rescue stories
Wildlfie removal

The Mad Hatter

This wren earned it's title.

The Carolina Wren

Many traits of the Carolina Wren make them a nightmare for stores and our specialist. with the ability to scale a tree vertical from the ground with one wing-propelled leap. The flying patterns get no better with sporadic quick low, wave-like aerial maneuvers and rapid wing flapping. Carolina Wrens have been considered a lot of things but to equip them with the title of mad hatter is only fitting as they are commonly witty resourceful creatures with crazy attitudes and very territorial. 


Wildlfie removal


You can find one of the 7 species of Carolina Wren in the states as far as texas up to Deleware and south. during mild winters they have been known to be as far as main during nesting.


Like most avian species Wren's diets consist of insects bugs, reptiles, and frogs. During the winter wrens will be found eating fruits and berries making grocery stores ideal for winter nesting.


The saying "home is where you make it" stand very true for Carolina wren they are known to have life long partners rarely finding new mates. Most the time you will find wrens in pairs as the male and female will both take effort in building the nest. Wren's will build a nest just about anywhere as long as they have a little crevice to build in, most males looking for mates will build multiple nests to give their potential mate a selection of nests to choose from, making them extremely hazardous when entering a commercial facility, one wren may produce anywhere to 5 nest's before mating. 

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The Mad Hatter

During a recent removal call, the Safe Haven Specialist came across an unusual yet memorable bird. Later to be named "The Mad Hatter". The wren reputation is already that of witty a little crazy and a jokester much like the mad hatter himself and with the added aggressiveness over territory, it makes wrens that much a potential hazard and a huge challenge for facilities to maintain. 

After nearly 48hours of attempting to rescue "the mad hatter," the Safe Haven specialist were able to bring the wren into Safe Haven hands securing the well-being of the facility and the well-being of "the mad hatter"

"The mad hatter" led Safe Haven specialist on a 48hr hunt when it was all said and done our specialist received our first ever Harris Teeter reward for never giving up on the removal. (as pictured to left) 

No Shoot No Harm, More than a slogan

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No Shoot No Harm, More than a slogan

Harming or stressing a loose bird inside your facility is not a solution.

More like extra RISK and problems!

To some the use of projectiles may be tempting.

When you spot a wild bird in your facility, of course, you would like to not see it even faster. Sometimes the use of projectiles may seem tantalizing for the "quick" results.
Just like everything else, the results will show you went down the "quick fix" path.

When Randy Johnson aimed for home plate.

He was not expecting to strike a bird and the aftermath is almost horrific. The threat diseases carried by birds mainly thrive on their feathers, blood, and feces.


At Safe Haven our No Shoot, No Harm, No Fowl process virtually eliminates the risk of any further damages caused during our removal process.

No Shoot No Harm, More than a slogan

Taj ma Teeter

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Safe Haven

Protecting our neighbors one bird rescue at a time.

Success looks like Results

Like most wildlife birds are subject to carry a variety of diseases. In fact, birds can carry over 100 different diseases. Many of which can be transmitted to humans through indirect contact. It’s estimated that at least 250 birds will enter a single facility per year.

One of 5 sparrows rescued

Success looks like Safe Haven

By teaming up with Safe Haven wildlife removal you are not only making a step to promote a safer and healthier facility. You are making a statement to your employee’s and customers.

One of 5 sparrows rescued

Success looks like Team work

With a success removal rate of 1,252birds out of 1,252birds year to date. Safe Haven’s commitment is in providing a healthy and safe environment for your employee’s and customers is confidently taking the next step to fill the gap in pest bird awareness and the removal process.

One of 5 sparrows rescued