FAST FACTS ABOUT STARLINGS
Scientific name: Sturnus vulgaris
Average weight: 2 to 3.6 ounces
Average wingspan: 12 to 16 inches
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Pigeons can create a major problem for property owners and their managers. Regrettably, the larger the building, the bigger the problem and, in turn, more reason to exclude pigeons. For strip malls, warehouses, loading docks, hangars and other large structures, pigeons can quickly become a very costly nuisance. The birds often nest under awnings, overhangs, open roofs and covered beams in breezeways. Continue reading
It’s spring, and with it come birds, all eager to nibble and peck at the ripening fruits and vegetables in your garden. You will want to keep birds out of your garden this spring because robins will feast on your prized veggies. Crows will quickly devour almost every kind of fruit. And starlings with their vast numbers can quickly destroy your strawberries, blueberries, grapes, tomatoes, peaches, figs, apples and cherries. Without proper bird control measures, your garden will be at the mercy of spring birds. Fortunately, the bird control pros at Bird B Gone have several humane and effective solutions. Continue reading
European starlings cost growers as much as $800 million in the US annually. The loud, obnoxious, destructive birds steal grain, ravage crops and crowd out native bird species. The problem is that starlings move in vast numbers, which often descend on a field, orchard or grain area. A migrating flock of starlings can number 100,000 birds. Another problematic factor is that starlings now have fewer natural predators to keep their numbers in check. Continue reading
It's Spring and birds are building nests. Unfortunately they often choose buildings and homes to build them on. But don't disturb those nests until you know if that bird is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. Get the facts... Check out this Bird Nesting Infographic.
If they are a protected bird; their nests, eggs and young can not be tampered with. So the best way to keep these unwanted yearly guests away is to install humane bird deterrents before they arrive.
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This helpful bird nesting infographic will also offer key information about the nests that are Federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) or by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This way, you will be educated about the most effective and lawful way to deter unwanted birds and their nests!
A complete list of protected birds by the ESA can be found at U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
These laws can impose costly penalties for anyone who disturbs nests, hatchlings, or harms the birds in any way. The MBTA and ESA do allow for passive measures of bird control, such as humane deterrent and repellent measures and devices. The MBTA and ESA also allow for modifying or degrading land that is part of a migratory bird habitat.