Starling
(Sturnus vulgaris)

Introduction

The Starling is a very common bird in Britain. Found in park lands, gardens. They can form large flocks at times when migrating flocks from Northern and Eastern Europe join them

Description

Black, green, purple sheen in summer
Plain spots in winter

Biology

3 - 4 eggs
Young fledge in 20 - 25 days

Food

Starlings will eat insects and fruits in the summer months can also be found scavenging in car parks, industrial areas, landfill etc

Habitat

Found nesting in holes found in trees, or buildings.

Reasons for control

Property damage: Mice will gnaw on skirting boards carpet, wires etc.
Although the presence of gulls can be intimidating in some instances, one of the biggest problems associated with the presence of herring gulls is the waste that occurs, as bird droppings have the potential to transfer a series of diseases, including E. coli and salmonella.
Depending on their nesting location, herring gulls also have the potential to block guttering and ventilation.
The presence of herring gulls can also be a threat to live stocks and potentially carry disease. However, the conservation status of the birds means that those dealing with infestations in the wrong way could face some serious ramifications. Given the strict deadlines in place regarding the treatment of gulls, those looking to carry out any form of pest control need to ensure that they’re employing the services of a seasoned professional.

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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