European Starling Removal
European Starling Control Near Ann Arbor Washtenaw County
H.A.R.T. Humane Animal Removal Team
Starlings in Attics & Starlings In Vents
Starlings, (Sturnus vulgaris) are as pest bird that can cause a lot of damage and the concerns for disease and health associated are real but the size of a staring nest in an attic can be come very large and problematic regarding the removal and cleanup and can easily affect the value of your home to a prospective buyer someday.
We know how to get rid of starlings and do it in a humane fashion involving trapping, prevention, control and removal of starlings. If you don’t know how to get rid of them call us we know how to solve starling problems. Most starling problems are caused by a broken ridge vent, gable vent, or even an old squirrels nest never closed off now occupied by starlings and as I said there nests are large and if not stopped can become very expensive over time.
Odors from decaying nest material, fecal matter, and dead birds pose another problem, in addition to disease and parasite issues. Wild birds can spread more than 60 diseases and parasites to people. Diseases commonly linked to birds include histoplasmosis, salmonella, candidiasis, toxoplasmosis, and encephalitis. Common parasites include lice, mites, fleas, and other ectoparasites.
The majority of birds that encounter are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA). The purpose of this act is to give protection to listed migratory bird species and any bird parts (including feathers, eggs, and nests) from pursuit, hunting, taking, capturing, killing, or sale. Species that are protected by the MBTA require special permits depending on the action to be taken in order to resolve conflicts. These permits are issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or, in certain cases by, state agencies.
Species commonly found around buildings—Rock Doves (pigeons), European Starlings, and English House sparrows—are not listed as protected species by the MBTA. It is advised that check state and local laws before dealing with these species.