Common pest birds that you will encounter are the sparrows. They can be found in supermarket parking lots, industrial buildings, and factories.
Sparrows can also be aggressive and cause some problems. Sparrows can spread droppings throughout the area they flock, which can lead to several diseases, including chlamydiosis and toxoplasmosis. They also pose a risk of slip and falls. If they feel threatened, they can dive-bomb humans and displace or attack other birds.
Let's now learn how to rid sparrows.
The first step to eliminate sparrows is the exact same as for almost all bird species: Remove food sources and nesting areas.
Sparrows congregate around food sources. Sparrows will find another place to gather if their food supply is cut off. Bird feeders, trash cans, seeds and insects, as well as food left on the ground or in open containers, are all good sources of food for sparrows. They need water as well, such as a bird bath and a stagnant water source.
Locate the food source that sparrows are drinking from and remove it.
Next, remove sparrow nesting areas. Sparrows nest in tiny holes and crevices such as those in buildings' sides or under solar panels.
Bird netting is the best way to prevent sparrows from nesting. Bird netting is used to cover small areas where sparrows might nest. It also prevents other bird species and sparrows from nesting in the area.
For sparrows, bird netting is our top bird control recommendation. It is extremely effective in preventing sparrows from building nests and can be used with almost 100% success.
A bird slope is another way to prevent sparrows from nesting areas. These devices transform a horizontal ledge that has a wall behind it into an area with diagonal surfaces. This prevents birds from perching or nesting on ledges.
We do not recommend moving a live sparrow nest if they are already nesting. Sparrows are territorial and might attempt to attack you in an effort to remove the nest. These birds are not protected by the Migratory Bird Act Treaty of 1918. However, they can spread disease from their nests and will likely fight back.
If sparrows have already begun to nest, you should call Solid Avian Solutions for bird control. Bird control companies can humanely force birds to leave. To prevent further bird infestations, they can install deterrent and exclusion methods.
There are two other options available for sparrow control. First, there are electric shock tracks.
If a bird attempts to land on the track, an electric shock track will emit a slight shock. The shock makes the bird feel uncomfortable and causes them to fly away. The birds eventually stop landing on electric shock tracks and ledges.
If birds are not nesting and are perching, we recommend using electric shock tracks. Or, if they do nest, combine it with bird netting. The most effective way to remove sparrows from an area is by using bird netting.
Sound machines are another bird control method we use to sparrows. Sound machines broadcast sparrow predator and sparrow distress sounds. These machines can be programmed to play different sounds at different times.
Sparrows will avoid areas where they hear the distressing sounds of sparrows and predators. This method scares them away.
Again, sound machines work best when sparrow problems are minor. The first step to stop sparrows from breeding in your area is to remove their nesting sites and prevent them multiplying. This is done with bird netting.
Summary: Sparrows can be aggressive birds and cause damage to property owners and customers. Sparrows spread disease and droppings to the areas where they nest.
To get rid sparrows, you need to eliminate food sources and prevent them from nesting. Bird netting is our top recommendation to remove nesting areas.
We recommend that you call a bird control company if you find a sparrow nest.
The benefits of getting rid of sparrows:
We can help with any bird problem. Solid Avian Solutions installs bird control systems for all species.
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