We love birds, particularly in the springtime. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing birds singing as trees begin to bloom and the world becomes greener. Everything will seem perfect. But birds will seem a lot less welcome if they get inside your property, particularly if you own a business, birds can cause expensive damage to your property, and bird droppings can carry diseases. Arrow Exterminating wants you to know that if you have birds such as starlings and sparrows on your premises, you need to get rid of them quickly. Our pest control experts can help.
Arrow Gets Rid of All Types of Pests
If you have a pest problem, Arrow Exterminating has the answer. We serve both business and residential customers and we’ve been on the job since 1947. Arrow serves Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island and the 5 boroughs of New York City. We’re a family company and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for customers by tackling the tough problems other companies avoid. We’re experts on just about every type of pest you can name, from insects and spiders to rodents and other types of wildlife. Arrow knows that starlings and sparrows can create big problems for your business, and we want to tell you why.
All About Starlings and Sparrows
If you have a starling or sparrow infestation you can blame a 19th-century bird-lover named Eugene Schieffelin. He brought both species to New York City according to the history website Timeline. Schieffelin famously released 60 starlings in Central Park in 1890 and also founded a society responsible for increasing the sparrow population. By 1898, the US Department of Agriculture blasted the sparrow as “one of the worst of feathered pests.” While many species of birds are protected wildlife, sparrows and starlings are not protected in New York City.
Male sparrows are recognizable by their black throat and black chest feathers. They have light cheeks and a brown nape. Female sparrows have a plain brownish chest and a dull eye-stripe. Starlings are dark and muscular. They have short tails and longer bills. Their plumage changes in different seasons with a speckled coat in the summer and less in the winter.
According to the Humane Society, sparrows are attracted to urban areas because they eat our discarded food and seeds. They also like to shelter in building crevices and vents. They can be very noisy when they nest. Starlings nest in areas that are commonly found in business settings, such as exhaust fan vents and ducts as well as other cavities. They get into trash very easily as well. You can identify a starling nest by the sound of babies nesting.
Arrow Can Rid Your Business of Dangerous Birds
Spring is coming soon and if you’re concerned that birds have invaded your business, let Arrow Exterminating help you. We are experts at taking care of commercial bird problems. We know how to get rid of birds without killing them. Arrow can also help you take steps to prevent starlings and sparrows from invading your business. To learn more, contact us today.