Finch Control, Trapping & Removal Services
We can rid you of Finch problems safely and efficiently
Native to the Western U.S. and Mexico, house finches were accidentally released in New York in the 1940s. Following the incident, their populations have only increased and the pests are now found from coast to coast. These birds can be nuisances for homeowners when they nest in or around houses.
ASK A TECHNICIAN ABOUT Finch ControlLearn More
House finches are similar in size to sparrows, measuring an average of five and a half inches in length. They have long brown tails and dull-colored bodies. Most adult males have red highlights on their heads. This reddish color is attributed to their diet, which includes lots of berries. Typically, the redder the male, the more successful it is at finding mates. Other species of finches may be yellow or purple.
Though it’s rare in the bird world, these pests are strictly vegetarians. While most birds feed their young meat for protein, finch diets consist of grains, seeds, and berries. They also forage on the ground for weeds such as nettles, dandelions, asters, and mistletoe.
Found all over the U.S., finches prefer city parks, backyards, and urban centers as nesting sites. They are also attracted to plains and fields with plenty of weeds. Since fruit-bearing trees are another favorite food source, house finches are considered agricultural pests.