Muscovy ducks have been introduced into urban and suburban areas in Florida where they often occur in high densities. These birds were illegally released, primarily by private individuals for ornamental purposes or as pets. With a recent population explosion, however, they are causing massive issues in apartment complexes and neighborhoods throughout Palm Beach, Florida, with their prolific nesting, acidic feces and aggressive, dominant attitudes.
These intelligent birds can recognize an aggressor from a large distance, making trapping or catching them exceedingly difficult. Wildlife Troopers have been the number one animal control company in Palm Beach for years, and have a nuanced understanding of the rising duck infestation issue in the area. Don’t hesitate to call if you recognize a few of these red-faced, black and white-feathered birds in your neighborhood.