Make sure that you block any holes that they can come back to on the next breeding season.
How to get rid of starlings in your roof.
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Some sparrows or starlings can still find their way through your eaves if you don t use a strong deterrent.
Grow native plants around your yard.
Bird baths are very useful too.
Let s look at the body type of a european starling.
If your birdhouses have large entrances repair the entrance holes and make them smaller so starlings are unable to get inside.
Keep in mind that call and audio related deterrents should not be put in place after starlings have already started nesting they have to be implemented before the breeding season.
Get rid of different foods the starlings like and habitats they might want to live in as mentioned a couple of times in the article.
Now let s talk about 3 effective ways to get rid of european starlings.
All bird nests are protected by law.
Block your chimney vents pipe fittings and attic to avoid cavity nesting of some birds.
Roofs are vital sanctuaries for them all because of the loss of natural nest sites.
Starlings are not fans of bird feeders so you can put up a bird feeder for cardinals grackles blue jays etc.
They do need our help so if at all possible please allow them to access to nest in your roof but if the roof must be sealed off place nest boxes under the eaves for starlings sparrows swifts swallows and house martins.
At the same time use small gauge mesh to block open pipes vents and other nooks and crannies that may appeal to nesting.
This strategy is my favorite way to keep starlings away from bird feeders.
Specifically take a closer look at their beak.
Choose your food wisely.
Bird shock flex track deters starlings by delivering an electric shock on contact birdslide prevents starlings from getting a grip on a ledge so they slide off stealthnet exclusion netting made of polyethylene twine keeps starlings out.
Good fun to watch the greedy barstewards get though a gap then gloat on seed and try to get back monkey with the hand in the cookey jar taken to the extreme.
Where have all the starlings gone.