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Free Rodent Control BEFORE The House Becomes Infested

Any of us who is lucky enough can qualify for free rodent control BEFORE the house becomes infested.

It isn't anything you can sign up for.  But it sure is effective.

Meet Hazard the Hawk.

Hazard is a fine, 15" specimen of Golden-tailed Hawks.

He resides in a wooded area where the back yards of five large properties abut.

Hazard is healthy, happy and fed.

He is effective in the control of mice, rats, chipmunks and probably squirrels.   They call him "Hazard."

And he stands careful guard.

He paid special attention to me and I made sure not to get into his bubble.  I didn't want to interrupt his work, but did want a photo.

This is taken from about 30' away.  All the limbs made it hard to focus, but he is very visible.  He's only about 10' off the ground, and stayed the entire time I was there.

Oh, Hazard says hi. 

 

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 14 commentsJay Markanich • March 23 2013 03:13AM

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Morning Jay those things are very territorial good thing you did not try and take any of his food.  That reminds me I haven't had breakfast yet. 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 5 years ago

Good morning, Jay. Red Tails are prevalent in this area. BTW, where is the "General Lee"?

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 5 years ago

The best part, James, is this rodent control is free!

Michael - he looks pretty golden to me.  The tails ins't fanned though.  And the General Lee is around the corner, protected, in a five-car garage.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 5 years ago

Hmm Jay, I have a voracious large maine coon cat...he takes care of anything that crosses his path.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Don't let the cat out either.  Hazzard can't tell the difference between a small house pet and wild prey.  They are awsome to watch when they are on the hunt.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) over 5 years ago

Jay, I could see where he might even annoy a few cats :)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 5 years ago

Jay, here is the big city, cats do this particular job for us.  But Hazard looks like he could take on a cat and win.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 5 years ago

You might be right Ginny!  I expected to hear from cat people!  One nice thing - you don't have to feed the hawk!

And you might be right Cindy!  But I don't know if they would or could handle something that big.

This is a pretty big bird Charlie, but some cats are large fellows.  They wouldn't go after the hawk, probably.

I was just at a house in Front Royal, Pat, and across the road was an eagle sitting in the tree.  He looked three times the size of this hawk.  I bet cats wouldn't escape him either.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 5 years ago

Jay -- one thing about Hazard is that the eviromentalists wouldn't be upset with his kind of pest control -- but they might start trying to protect all the trees near him, and cause other problems.

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) over 5 years ago

Nature can take care of itself Steven.  It doesn't need the intervention of people who think they are smarter than it is.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 5 years ago

Jay, you see'em good hawkeye

Posted by Kenneth Cole, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, Appleseedhomes.com -) over 5 years ago

Thanks Ken.  He blended right in from a distance!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 5 years ago

He's a beauty. We have red tailed hawks up here. I have a few that fly over and on occasion stop in a nearby tree. 

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 5 years ago

They are a focused bird Jim.  He followed my every move.  Maybe he was thinking dinner!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 5 years ago

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