Pest Control For Starlings
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What You Need To Know About Starlings
Starling numbers have dropped steeply in the last 30 years and this is mainly due to the shifting agricultural topography, less stable pasture and varied farming decreasing the amount of leatherjackets and earthworms, which is the Starlings main source of food. Starlings are therefore protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which makes it illegal to intentionally kill, injure or take a Starling, or to take, damage or destroy and active nest or its contents.
Visually Starlings are smaller than blackbirds with a pointed head, a short tail and triangular wings. They look black when seen from far but they actually have very glossy feathers incorporating shades of green and purple when seen from up close. They are great flyers but are equally happy on the ground, running and walking confidently. Starlings spend most of their time in flocks and are very gregarious and noisy birds, especially when they flock together in large numbers.
Starlings are primarily insectivorous during the breeding season, with leatherjackets a significant part of their food intake. However, during winter they are omnivorous and will feed on roots, stubble, stock food, invertebrates and forage at refuse tips.
When A Starlings Problem Becomes A Pest Problem
Starlings tend to flock in large numbers, especially when joined in winter by flocks from the continent; this is when they can cause the most amount of damage to buildings and on human health.
In rural areas, it is considered a pest by farmers since they can damage crops by eating pears, apples, soft fruit and sprouting cereals. They are also considered a pest when they group together in large flocks in the cities. Starlings are enticed to cities due to their typical evening temperatures being somewhat warmer than in rural areas. When they roost in large numbers in town, their waste can become a slip hazard as well as cause damage through corrosion to the buildings. A large flock of Starlings roosting in city buildings yield large amounts of droppings, which is a good agent for pathogenic fungi, some which are harmful and even fatal for humans.
Pest Control Methods for Starlings
Due to their drop in numbers, the Starling is listed as a bird of great conservation concern. Since Starling population control is prohibited, any efforts made to reduce the inconvenience caused by these birds must be limited to deterring the birds from settling in specific locations that could have a direct bearing on human safety and health.
There are quite a few methods available for managing a starling population. The suggested method would be contingent on each distinct situation. These techniques include audio bird dispersal practices as well as the fitting of preventative net or mesh. Protect Pest Control Manchester can offer advice and solutions to this particular pest control to residents in the Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire areas.
The best way of deterring Starlings from roosting in specific locations and for moving them to less inconvenient roosting spots, is with tape-recorded Starling alarm calls. This bird distress caller duplicates the sound of the Starling in danger. The flock then thinks that a member of their flock has been seized by a predator and leave the area in fear.
When you call out Protec Pest Control Manchester to deal with your Starling pest problem, you will have selected the most effective solution to preventing these birds from populating and damaging your property and health. Protec Pest Control Manchester offers a long-term resolution to Starling pest control and when it is installed accurately, it is 100% successful. Protect Pest Control Manchester can provide this service to residents in the Manchester, Stockport and Chester area. When nuisance birds, such as Starlings, are left unchecked, they will continue to make a mess and destroy property that will require repairing and cleaning on an on-going basis.
A variety of Starling pest control methods can be employed and each has its own particular benefits. Protect Pest Control Manchester can advise you on the best method to use that suits your particular problem. Each bird proofing method is targeted towards a particular species, and Protect Pest Control Manchester technicians understand precisely how the birds will respond to the system and can predict their possible behaviours toward the Starling control methods that have been put in place. Protec Pest Control Manchester can provide Starling pest control services to residents in the Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire area.
Pest treatment & control for Starlingds in Manchester, Stockport & Cheshire.
Prior to carrying out treatment against ant, a thorough inspection or survey of the property, site or area should take place to decide on the extent and size of the infestation.
Adjoining areas should also be included in this survey (as birds may travel from other areas to feed or drink then return to a harbourage).
PROTEC PEST CONTROL MANCHESTER will treat the bird infestation using bait stations in safe locations. Birds are neophobic and may be reluctant to approach DIY bait stations. Our pest control operatives are experienced in identifying and locating runs and places of harbourage, and the placement and use of bait to overcome bait shyness. We also provide tamper-resistant stations, having regard to all the circumstances of the infestation, the premises, the people involved and with minimal disruption to business, where appropriate.
Protec Pest control can arrange to treat your bird problem, and offer a 24 hour 7 days week pest control service.
A thorough inspection of infested premises will ascertain the extent of the infestation, since the measures necessary for control will depend on whether the infestation is established and widely distributed throughout the premises, or recently introduced and likely to be more used.
To eradicate the infestation it will be necessary to treat the premises thoroughly with suitable insecticides, including the beds, other furniture and harbourages of infested rooms. A professional pest control organisation such as Protec Pest control who will treat your bird problem in a professional manner. Protec pest control cover Manchester, Stockport and cheshire for ant treatment. The detection and thorough treatment of all bird hiding places is a job which requires experience in order to completely eradicate the infestation and prevent recurrence.
Many people think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing household pest control treatments from DIY outlets (B&Q, Homebase, Focus DIY, Taskers, Wickes etc.) with a low dosage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money.
Protec Pest Control operatives are specifically trained to identify the causes of infestations and to provide an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.
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