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

Safe Haven | The Hawk Removal Specialists

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Safe Haven | The Hawk Removal Specialists

Safe Haven Hawk Removal

Birds are not the only threats to stores. In fact, having birds in a facility could be just like having bait for predator hawks.

Hawks in stores

A Hawk would rather be out soaring the winds, searching for food but sometimes they'll find themselves lurking in the wrong area, following their prey into facilities and places of danger.

No matter what the reason for a hawk in your facility is, Hawks should always be handled properly and carefully. Many Hawks and avian predators are protected by laws, so even when removal seems easy enough, it could cause headaches and possible fines. 

At The First Signs

The first sign of any avian species in a facility, contacting Safe Haven immediately is the best option in keeping compliant with regulations and keeping the facility, staff and customers safe.


Contact us to learn more about our

360 degree bird pest management program.

Call us: 1-888-791-1110

Email us: safehavenwildliferemoval@gmail.com

Or Write us @ Safe Haven Wildlife Removal

351 Peacehaven rd. suite A

Winston Salem, NC 27114-4814

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