Sparrows are common birds in the United States. They are comfortable around humans and will show up around homes and businesses in search of food and shelter. Both house sparrows and song sparrows are common, and they prefer to nest in manmade structures, which often disrupts your everyday life. Sparrows are often spotted hopping on the ground pecking at seeds or bits of food. If you are experiencing problems with sparrows, call Critter Control of Kansas City today!
Get Rid Of Sparrows
The most effective way to discourage house sparrows and song sparrows from taking up residence in unwanted areas is to remove potential nesting sites and food sources. Property owners should do things like eliminate birdfeeders, take care not to lay down unprotected grass seeds, seal or block crevices, holes in signs, unsecured lamp posts, and overhangs with wire mesh or cloth, cut back overgrown shrubbery, and mow thickets of grass.
Common Sparrow Problems
Sparrows are extremely common around homes and yards. House sparrows, in particular, share a strong bond with humans and rely on them for everything from nesting sites to food. They like to nest in intrusive places, like roof eaves or in unoccupied outbuildings, while song sparrows tend to remain innocuous, living in gardens or bushes.
- House sparrows are aggressive birds that harass and attack other native species, destroying their eggs and driving them away from food sources like bird feeders.
- Flocks of sparrows wreak havoc on home gardens and grain crops, as well as livestock feed and grass seeds.
- Their nesting habits cause further damage by blocking drains and ventilation ducts. House sparrow nests located in streetlights, on store signs, or under roof overhangs can become fire hazards.
The best way to protect against sparrows is to remove potential nesting sites and food sources. Property owners should remove bird feeders, try not to lay down unprotected grass seeds, seal or block crevices and holes, and use wire mesh or cloth on unsecured lamp posts and roof overhangs.
Do not attempt to deal with this problem by yourself. The wildlife experts at Critter Control are prepared to help manage unwanted sparrow problems in effective and humane manners. Call our Kansas City office today! 913.962.9200.Request a Quote