House Sparrow
(Passer domesticus)

Introduction

A common sight in the UK. The House sparrow is an opportunist, gaining food, shelter and a variety of materials for nest building.

Description

Males are brown with black speckle, white wing bar, Females are a duller brown with no white wing bar, 12 -15 cm long

Biology

up to 3 broods per year4 - 6 eggs per broodincubation 12 days

Food

The House sparrow will mainly feed on grain, seeds and will often be found at bird feeders.

Habitat

The House sparrow will build a nest in chimneys, walls, under eaves of houses, and small bushes and shrubs

Reasons for control

Property damage:

Detecting an infestation

DETECTING AN INFESTATION
Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.
If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Know your options

Do It Yourself
Let us not play around, doing it yourself is not always easy. But it can be cost-effective even if you end up hiring someone else to complete the job.If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Pest Control Company
In truth, most pest companies give a good image of themselves and do a good job. Like any industry, you will get your good companies and not so good. Like any trade, we would suggest someone who comes recommended. Failing that, you can search through our directory to find a registered pest control company. These will be licenced pest controllers that go by a standard of guidelines. You can find their address here and much more at our website: http://baitpoint.co.uk

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