Starlings sleep in roosts of up to 100 000.

Starlings: how to get rid of them?

Have you ever seen those black clouds of birds fly across the sky, hypnotized by this dancing mass? What you saw are European starlings. They are beautiful to look at but not to have near you. Also called the common starling, this invasive bird creates serious problems if allowed to proliferate. So, starlings: how do you get rid of them?

 

Unbridled reproduction and population out of control

 

The starling reproduces extremely quickly. The female lays an average of 7 eggs per litter, and 21 days later, the chicks are ready to fly.  In addition, they sleep in roots of up to 100 000 starlings. Their harsh, harrassing singing can quickly become unbearable when hundreds of them are singing at the same time. Able to live in the city as well as in the countryside, this bird presents its unique set of problems depending on where it lives. In cities, its fresh droppings can make sidewalks and walkways unsafe, and the build-up of its acidic droppings can damage structures. In the countryside, it can wreck havoc on seed stores if left uncovered. In addition, its droppings can poison the food of livestock, which can endanger the health of the ladder. 

 

So, how to get rid of them? 

 

To prevent a starling roost from settling in your business building or on your farm, it is important to have an effective anti-bird system and leave this work for the professionals. To enjoy a clean and quiet work environment, trust Monsieur Pigeons! Our experts will be able to find you the anti-starling system adapted to your needs, all in the respect of animals. Whether it is an electrified system, a bird net, or a sound system, contact us now and it will be our pleasure to help you!