Commercial Starling Exclusion Services

European starling control is an essential due to their commonality – they are found in a variety of environments from the city to the farm. Their ability to adapt to almost any environment means the threat of them impacting your facility is high. The more you know about the starling, the better.

Starling Biology
Knowledge is power when it comes to starling control. Understanding their biology and when to best expect them will help you to be better prepared to prevent future control situations from arising.

  • Appearance: Weighing in at around 3.2 ounces, the average Starling is around the size of a Robin. Starling’s beaks are yellow during the reproductive season (January-June) and dark the duration of the year. They’re humpbacked in appearance with triangular-shaped wings when outstretched in flight.

  • Habitat: Starlings are often found in cities, towns, farms, ranches, woodlands, and lawns. They prefer man-made structures during colder months as it mimics their natural winter-roofing environments.
  • Nesting: They prefer to nest in areas with trees or within structures with suitable openings. Short grass areas or grazed pastures in close proximity are preferred for grazing and foraging purposes.
  • Behavior: Their migratory patterns differ, as some will migrate up to several hundred miles while others may remain in the same area. This makes it difficult to predict their behavioral patterns by season. They generally feed and roost together in flocks.
  • Damage: Starlings are particularly dangerous to livestock facilities, considering their ability to transfer disease from one livestock facility to the next. They also consume cultivated fruits and seeds from recently planted fields. The filth, noise, health concerns, building damage, and general odor are additional consequences of a starling control issue.

Our starling control procedures keep your facility safe from the repercussions of a starling population issue. The European Starling is not protected by Federal Law, but Western takes into account all state and local laws before treatment.