“Sparrows” Passer spc. (House, English, Common etc..)
Having sparrow issues on your Virginia property? Please don’t wait to call us about sparrow removal! Sparrows cause a wide array of difficulties for home and business owners. They create unsanitary conditions on, in, or around buildings by nesting, roosting, and feeding. They frequently consume and contaminate grain bins in agricultural settings. Sparrow nests are usually made from highly flammable materials that, if in the wrong area, can lead to fire hazards. As cavity nesters, sparrows can also build nests hidden in gutters, increasing the probability of water damage, as well as filling soffit lines to prevent proper airflow to a home or clogging dryer vents and further increasing fire hazards. Further, sparrows can roost in massive flocks causing unsightly amounts of droppings that lead to health and sanitation issues, including corroded buildings, sidewalks, and automobiles. Once soiled, these areas provide an incubation area for a host of diseases including histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, and toxoplasmosis, alongside common ectoparasites associated with them such as fleas, mites, and lice.
If you live in Staunton, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Lexington, Covington, Roanoke, Salem, Smith Mountain Lake, Charlottesville, Ruckersville, Lovingston or Richmond, call us today at 844.WILDPRO
Sparrow trapping and removal solutions range from simple small jobs that involve installing just a few screens to large jobs that require thousands of feet of bird netting.
Typical products used when remediating sparrow problems include Shock-Track® Flex-Track®, Bird Wire®, BirdSlide®, BirdSpikes, and 1/4-inch StealthNet® bird netting. All of these products are typically used in situations with high roost potential, in which a larger area of control needs to be applied.
While sparrows tend not to be very receptive to visual deterrents, they are quite receptive to optic disc gels that appear in a “visual” way to the bird but not to the human eye.
These products are specialized, although many of our jobs require far less sophisticated approaches that may only involve sealing off a few access points.
Trapping is also an important tool at our disposal for sparrow removal. In many cases, sparrows are not necessarily a reoccurring issue, and a homeowner may only have a nesting pair or two, or possibly a winter flock. If the permanent solution is not budget-friendly, we offer our customers trapping solutions based on their needs. This could include a weekly rate, a monthly rate, or a bi-monthly rate.
In some cases, you may only have one bird that needs to be trapped. We can use vocal traps that allow birds to be captured on our initial visit to your property.
No matter the size of your sparrow problem, feel free to call Blue Ridge Wildlife & Fisheries Management, LLC if you are in Staunton, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Lexington, Covington, Roanoke, Salem, Smith Mountain Lake, Charlottesville, Ruckersville, Lovingston or Richmond. Let us properly address your bird issue.
Where do sparrows live? Sparrows were originally residents of Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. Much like other nuisance species though, its introduction to humans allowed it to use its opportunistic qualities to inhabit every continent with the exception of Antarctica. As a cavity nester, this openly aggressive song bird thrives in human-created habitats. All the sparrow needs is an abundance of artificially created structures, food, and water and it can thrive from coast to coast.
What do sparrows eat? Sparrows eat seeds throughout the year and supplement their diet with grubs and insects. Commonly, sparrows are as prevalent as they are in urban/suburban areas due to the fact that bird feeders are offered in abundance in these areas.
What does a sparrow nest look like? From mid-spring to late summer, the house sparrow typically places its larger, unkempt nest in cavities of solid structures, such as houses, barns, bird boxes, and bridges. No matter the spot they choose, sparrows will do their utmost to fill the sheltered area with an accumulation of dried plant matter, trash, string, or anything else it sees as advantageous. This is the main way you can tell the difference between a sparrow nest and a native songbird nest. Natives will have much more kempt and neat nests.
How do sparrows behave? Outside the nesting season, house sparrows congregate in flocks to feed on the ground and roost on buildings. These groups can range from just a few birds to dozens at sites with abundant food and shelter. Sparrow calls typically intensify in “flock” calls as the summer goes on.
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