Starling Bird Removal
Starlings are one of the least wanted backyard birds and they are extremely challenging to remove. However, at Effective Bird control we offer practical and highly effective ways of removing Starlings and other wild, unwanted birds.
Starlings can cause various issues to your property and can be a nuisance to both rural and urban areas. Although Starlings are rather adaptable and sociable creatures, they are also extremely invasive. Causing issues with noise, aggression, guano and fertility which causes the cycle to continue from generation to generation.
Typically, Starlings settle mid-April, therefore it is crucial to start preparing the prevention of these birds early Spring. However, if the Starlings have already settled and nested on your property, Effective Bird Control can still help you with removal.
How to Identify A Starling
Starlings are easily identifiable, they usually arrive in flocks, they have a particularly loud call and they tend to inhabit near humans’ settlements and near lawns.
Shape and Size – Starlings have a round and small body. They appear to have relatively short tails and long slim beaks. In flight their wing-span measures from 12 to 16 inches.
Colouring – A Starlings plumage changes throughout the course of the year. In Winter its dull brown coat can be seen with speckles of white across the wings and rump, which is located just above the tail. However, in Summer the speckles slowly disappear, and their plumage transforms to a lustrous green and purple colour. The beak also changes over the year; starting with a dark-brown grey bill in the Winter and turning to a bright yellow bill in the Summer.
What Is Attracting Starlings To Your Property
Like most animals, Starlings prefer to inhabit in areas located near a stable food source and where they can keep warm. This is the main reason why Starlings are more often seen in the winter months, as flocks move to the city to seek warmth from buildings.
During breeding season Starlings like to roost in tight places that protect their offspring from any possible threats. Therefore, they locate near and around buildings where there is limited risks and dangers to their young.
How To Deter Starlings
The Starling has the reputation for being one of the noisiest and most gregarious garden birds. Managing Starlings can be demanding and if not handled quickly they can become a major problem. At Effective Bird Control we take a zero-tolerant approach to Starling deterrent and we utilise a variety of techniques.
Bird Netting is one of the most efficient methods to prevent birds nesting. It is a physical barrier that denies Starlings and other wild birds’ access to landing on your property. The benefits of Bird Netting are that it is environmentally friendly, and will not harm any of the birds, instead permanently remove them. It is also relatively cheap and easy to install. However, we will install this for you to ensure it will effectively work.
Trapping methods are also a successful solution to unwanted, settled Starlings. These traps are checked daily and are placed in prominent areas with fresh food and water in order to acquire the bird’s attention. Once the bird has been caught it is handled humanely and is gently removed off site and to another location.
Hawk Kites are common when trying to deter Starlings and other birds. They are typically used by companies; however, they are practical for any removal type. They are safe, cost-effective and highly effective. The kites will be installed high in the sky for other birds to see. This will inevitably deter them from approaching the location by fear of being prey.
If you wish to remove a Starling Nest ad happen to find eggs, you will have to wait 12 days till the eggs hatch and up to three weeks for the birds to leave the nest. Only once this process has taken place you can remove the nest and call us to seal the opening to prevent them for returning.
We also supply hawk services to warn off pigeons.