Sparrow Control

Sparrow Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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Sparrows are small birds commonly seen in both urban and suburban areas. Native to Europe, they were introduced to the United States in 1851 and have since flourished. In addition to damaging property, these nuisance pests can also transmit several diseases and parasites harmful to humans.

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Sparrows typically range between four and seven inches long, depending on the species. A bit larger than females, males are brown in color with white cheeks and a distinctive black bib under their beaks. Females are predominately gray or light brown, though both sexes have white undersides.

DIET

Feeding primarily on grains, seeds, and other plant matter, sparrows also eat various insects and earthworms. House sparrows are notorious for picking insects off car windshields and collecting food crumbs from picnic spots and parking lots.

HABITAT

Unlike some other songbirds, sparrows tend to inhabit areas altered by humans. The pests are commonly found around farms, cities, and residential areas. Sparrows are typically absent from wooded regions, plains, and deserts.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Since sparrow populations thrive around human activity, it is common to see the pests around yards. As they prefer to nest in, on, or near buildings, common locations for sparrows to build their homes include vents, louvers, window-mounted air conditioners, and ivy growing on exterior walls.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Sparrows are considered nuisances by most homeowners and can cause considerable damage. The pests feed on stored grains and crops, potentially contaminating them with droppings and feathers. When they are near humans, sparrows can also spread various diseases, including coccidiosis, Newcastle disease, salmonellosis, and toxoplasmosis. These pests and their nests are home to various parasites as well, such as bed bugs, lice, and ticks.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

In order to keep sparrows away, screen any openings or vents with wire mesh. Modifying areas where the pests would typically roost may also be effective. Most frightening devices and repellents are not useful against sparrows.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

While store-bought traps for sparrows exist, many prove ineffective over time due to the sheer number of the pests in any given area. Nest removal can also help deter them from returning over time. Ultimately, the most effective way to completely remove sparrows from the property is to contact the trained pest removal specialists at Trutech.


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