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Wildlife Removal Experts Discuss 3 Ways to Keep Starlings Off Your Property December 18, 2017

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Wildlife Removal Experts Discuss 3 Ways to Keep Starlings Off Your Property , Miami, Ohio

Starlings may seem harmless at first, but it doesn’t take long before homeowners learn why these pests are undesirable. They’re noisy, aggressive, and come in large flocks, which makes it easy for them to monopolize resources meant for other birds. Although they can be challenging to get rid of, there are a few ways you can make your yard a less attractive place to land. As the leading wildlife removal service in the greater Cincinnati, OH, area, A.S.A.P. Critter People provides property owners with a number of solutions for animal pest control. Below, they suggest some effective ways to keep starlings off your property.

How to Prevent Starling Infestations

Remove Appealing Food Sources

Starlings are content to sample quite a few different types of foods, but they especially like kitchen scraps, cracked corn, and suet. If you feed other backyard birds, leave these items off the menu. Also, cover fruit-bearing trees and plants with netting, make a habit of quickly picking up any fallen fruits that litter the ground, and seal all outdoor trash containers.

Use Restrictive Bird Feeders

wildlife removalAccording to wildlife removal experts, putting up restrictive bird feeders deters starlings from settling in. Feeders with mesh cages are difficult for them to access, and tube feeders that feature small perches are uncomfortable for them to sit on. Feeders that require upside down feeding are also good choices, as these birds are not skilled at eating in this manner. 

Keep Your Trees Pruned

Starlings will select a property based on how favorable it is for roosting. You can make your yard less attractive by keeping your trees pruned. Reducing the branch density will make them uncomfortable, causing them to look for shelter somewhere else. You should also inspect your property for any holes that may offer a good roosting spot and close them up.

Using each of these techniques in combination with one another will help you prevent starlings from making themselves at home in your backyard. However, if you already have a starling problem, you may need the help of a wildlife removal company to get them to leave. Contact A.S.A.P. Critter People at (513) 941-0258, or visit them online for more information. 

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