Commercial Sparrow Exclusion Services
Commonly discovered around heavily populated areas, the sparrow, also known as the English house sparrow, prefers to live in man-made habitats, making them a potential nuisance for your facility. The more knowledge you have regarding this bird, the better equipped you will be to handle any future issues you may face.
Remaining proactive regarding bird control issues is essential, specifically when it comes to the sparrow. From their appearance down to their behavior, these are things you want to become more familiar with when it comes to sparrow control.
- Appearance: Sparrows are brown and chunky birds. Females have a plain, dingy-gray breast and a streaked back. Males have a distinctive black bib, white cheeks and chestnut-colored feathers.
- Habitat: Found in almost every habitat excepting forest-like environments, the sparrow is often found in man-made habitats. They’re most commonly discovered in or around barns, homes, and livestock pastures.
- Nesting: Nests are bulky and roofed, and often built haphazardly. Reproduction most often occurs from March-August. The female will lay 3-7 eggs at a time.
Behavior: Sparrows are described as aggressive and social. They are not a migratory bird and the young will often remain in a 5-mile radius of their original nest.
- Diet: The sparrow feeds mainly on grains in fields and in storage. They feed in large numbers but in small areas, making the potential for damage high.
- Hazards: Sparrows prefer man-made structures, meaning the possibility for them to disseminate disease is high. They may also introduce pests into a building, including bed bugs, fleas, and lice. Their nests are bulky and flammable as well, creating a potential fire hazard.
Similar to the pigeon, continuous sparrow control is an essential due to their ability to quickly adapt to new habitats, specifically those created by humans. They’re able to take advantage of openings that are ¾’’ or smaller, improving their ability to infiltrate buildings. Our goal is to keep your facility free of this potentially reputation-harming bird. Western keeps state and local laws top-of-mind when it comes to sparrow control , ensuring full compliance.