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How do you scare off martins?
Wrap aluminum foil around any areas where martins are not wanted. When the sunlight strikes the foil, the resulting flash will scare away the martins. The smooth surface of the foil will also prevent the nesting materials from sticking to nearby surfaces.
Are martins afraid of hawks?
They catch unwary martins in the air or pick them off perches. Unfortunately, there are no ef- fective barriers to hawks, making them the most problematic avi- an predator at a martin colony.