Starling Removal Cape Town
Information on Starling Infestations
What are the first signs that you have starlings?
Droppings against the wall where the starling couple are entering to build their nest.
While the nest is being build you will have frequent visitations from the starling couple.
”Because of the synchronised laying, all the young starlings in an area will emerge within a day or two of each other, noisily following their parents out to feed.”
What can happen once the starlings have made their nest?
Starlings will immediately lay eggs to start the new life cycle.
Once the nest has been established and the eggs start to hatch you will have loud screaming baby starlings asking for food most of the day time.
Urine soaked ceilings with extremely pungent smell.
“A starling clutch consists of four or five pale blue eggs. They take 12.2 days to incubate, with the chicks fledging 21 days later.”
What can happen once the starlings leave the nest?
Once a starling baby has left the nest a common occurrence is that the bird lice that have been feeding off of them will descend downwards to search for an alternative food source.
The bird lice eggs will hatch for 1 to 2 months after the babies have left the nest.
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“Not only are starlings great singers, they are also impressive mimics, able to imitate the calls or songs of other birds, and even mechanical sounds.”
How to remove the Bird Nest and eradicate the Bird lice?
The first step is to spray the nest with the correct pesticide to kill any living lice. If you remove the nest before spraying you will disturb the bird lice and they will spread throughout the area.
By spraying the nest you are bonding any eggs to the nest and drop-offs of any eggs are minimal.
Once sprayed take the nest and put it in a plastic bag and burn it in a fire or dispose via garbage.
Making sure a re-infestation of the starling couple does not re-occur
The opening where the starlings entered have to be sealed to stop a re-infestation.
At Pest Managers we understand the need to rid yourself of starlings. We have perfected the methods to remove starlings from problem areas. If you need any help please contact us for a professional and effective solutions. Click here to view our bird proofing page.