Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Starling Bird Removal

Starlings were brought from Europe to the United States in the closing years of the nineteenth century. Because of the rapidly increasing numbers and their urban habitat they have become more of a nuisance than anything else. Hence there is a great necessity for starling bird removal especially in the farm areas where they are causing extensive agricultural damage. Starling bird removal is also necessary at places with livestock facilities as they eat the feed and also contaminate it by their droppings thus cause a health problem to the livestock. At times they may select the protein rich portion of the livestock feed and eat it. Starlings are known to cause gastrointestinal problems among livestock.

Starling bird removal techniques have to be implied as they are causing agricultural damage in many ways, starlings eat cultivated fruits such as cherries and grapes. They also pull out the wheat and grain sprouts to eat the seed. Starling bird removal would help the insect eating birds at the fields as they are often attacked by starlings and forced to go out of the nests. Starlings also lay eggs in other birds nest and are considered so aggressive that they may even kill the other bird in an attempt to vacate its nest.

Starling bird removal is also of great importance in urban locations where their roosting causes health, noise, and filth and odor problems. Starling bird’s droppings also tend to deface and damage the vehicles and machines. Starling bird removal is desirable since they pose a serious threat to the habitation of the local birds in that area as they compete with the local birds for nest building. Starlings prefer nesting in holes and cavities in trees and structures.

Starlings are basically fond of insects and trash apart from fruits and seeds. At places where starling bird removal has not yet started people have devised various ways to prevent them such as netting the grape field, creating bird proof livestock’s and cleanliness in livestock’s. Many frightening techniques have also been devised in absence of starling bird removal. Generally a combination of various frightening techniques is employed rather than just one.