Killdeer Problem

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by RidgeCon, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Has anyone here had any problems with killdeer at their commercial sites? We look after a military training facility for helicopter pilots and these birds are in abundance causing probs for the pilots. The birds put their nests on the ground right in the middle of the facility. We have large open grassed areas without any trees for practice "crash landings" etc and runways which are perfect nesting areas for these birds. I understand that keeping the grass at 5" is supposed to deter them but the facility commander does not want the grass that long. I am trying to find another "friendly" way to help them and me out.

    Thanks in advance
  2. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

  3. RidgeCon

    RidgeCon LawnSite Member
    Messages: 72

    Thanks Marko
  4. ndunn

    ndunn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    how come the canadian military has designated sites to practice crash landings? (just kidding, couldn't resist)

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