Keep sparrows away from your property with effective, humane and affordable products from Bird B Gone.
Small and intelligent, sparrows are mostly brown and grey with black striping around the eyes and neck. They are typically 6.3 inches long and weigh just over an ounce. The birds are highly adaptable and often nest in structures, living off food scraps. Sparrows prefer building their nests in house shutters, drainage piping, building rafters and corrugated metal siding and other small, enclosed places. They have about 20 offspring a year, and without effective bird controls, their numbers rise rapidly to infestation levels.
Why Sparrow Control?
When they congregate in large flocks, sparrows can be very problematic. They’re not only noisy, but their presence around manufacturing and food-processing plants can create health problems. The bacteria, fungal agents and ectoparasites found in sparrow droppings and nesting materials can contribute to such serious diseases as histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis and toxoplasmosis. Sparrow nests can back up gutters and drainage pipes, and they can clog machinery and even start fires around hot metal equipment. The acidic nature of sparrow droppings can be highly corrosive, leading to extensive damage to equipment. The weekly cleanup costs, especially those mandated around restaurants and outdoor eateries can be very extensive. Failure to clean up bird droppings and nests can risk a shut down by health inspectors. Care must be exercised, even when cleaning dried sparrow droppings, as the dust can still release airborne bacteria that can be inhaled and cause respiratory problems.
How to Get Rid of Sparrows
There are several humane options for deterring sparrows from landing or nesting on your property. It’s important to thoroughly clean up any bird droppings or nesting materials before any deterrent products are installed (sparrows are attracted to the scent of their droppings and nests). Here are a few steps you can take to get rid of sparrows:
Using Sparrow Bird Netting
When using sparrow netting to screen off small birds, make sure to choose a mesh size of 3/4” or smaller. Using anything larger will allow smaller birds to pass through.
Remove Food Sources
Sparrows are quick and alert to any perceived threats, so scare tactics can be highly effective.
Humane Removal/Professional Installer
If you don’t have the time, resources or expertise to solve your goose problem, several wildlife and pest control companies offer bird control as a service. These professionals can install bird control products and offer other services such as clean-up and humane trap and goose removal.