Buzzards

Asked March 3, 2020, 6:33 PM EST

how do we get rid of buzzards? there are many on my culdesac since Dec. I haven't worried about them but now they are being destructive they tore out the rubber sealant around my sunroof and they get into my dogs doghouse ( luckily not when he is in it) and tear out his bedding.

St. Mary's County Maryland

1 Response

Black vultures (have gray heads) are known to go after rubber seals, oddly enough. They may have torn up the dog bedding for nesting material. They are more aggressive than turkey buzzards (bald heads) and can kill or maim weak or young animals. Here's helpful info: https://www.uaex.edu/environment-nature/wildlife/black-vulture-control.aspx

We recommend that you contact the Maryland Nuisance Wildlife hotline: 877-463-6497 as well as the USDA APIS Wildlife Service in Maryland https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/banner/contactus

Ellen