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The Starling is one of those birds that most
people don't seem to mind. Because they are
smaller sized birds the vast majority of people
don't have any real issue with them. When they see
one or two of them coming onto their property to
eat seed, drink water, or go after worms they
hardly notice them at all. It's a very symbiotic
relationship of sorts.
The problem arises when dozens, if not hundreds of
these birds get onto your land. This can happen
frequently, as the Starling will travel in large
groups that can pose a serious risk to you and
your family. These birds release a large amount of
waste wherever they go, which often carries
bacteria and parasites that can put your family at
risk. That is clearly not something you want for
yourself or your family and so driving them away
becomes an important means of keeping those in
your house safe. This is where it becomes
important to find different control methods to
keep the Starling away or limit their numbers.
The first thing that you can do is to limit the
food that is available to them. A Starling is
going to come to your property if he or she finds
that there are available food sources that they
can get to. This means that you not only need to
eliminate such things as birdfeeders, but you
should also do all that you can to make sure that
there is not seeds from trees that are easily
accessible as well.
If you have trees that have fruit on them, like
cherries or apples, it may become necessary to
place netting over the top of that so as to keep
these creatures away from them. The netting deters
the Starling from being able to get to the fruit,
which reduces down the food source that is
available to them.
You should also look into putting up devices that
make it difficult for the animal to be able to
land on places around your property such as the
roof of your home or the railing to your deck.
This can be done using such things as bird spikes
or other similar devices which deny the bird the
ability to be able to land comfortably so it can
roost. While these can be expensive if you have to
purchase many of them, and they are not the most
appealing looking objects, they are quite
effective at getting the job done. This should be
your primary concern and you should know that
these devices can be quite successful.
You may also want to look into commercial
repellents to assist you in your battle critters.
You can find products online or at many home
improvement stores which give you the ability to
stop animals like birds from wanting to land on
your property because they find the repellent too
much of an irritant for them. This can be a great
way to resolve your problem and gain back your
home for yourself.
For more information, you may want to
click on one of these guides that I wrote:
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- my main bird removal
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- learn from great examples of bird
jobs I've done.