Are sparrows known to enter homes or yards?
Sparrows are extremely common around homes and yards. House sparrows in particular share a strong bond with humans and rely on them for everything from nesting sites to food. House sparrows prefer to nest in manmade structures, such as behind signs, beneath roof overhangs, among the rafters of open warehouses, and in streetlights.T
Do sparrows harm people or property?
House sparrows are aggressive birds that harass and attack other native species, destroying their eggs and driving them away from food sources like bird feeders. Flocks of sparrows wreak havoc on home gardens and grain crops, as well as livestock feed and grass seeds. Their nesting habits cause further damage by blocking drains and ventilation ducts. House sparrow nests located in streetlights, on store signs, or under roof overhangs can become fire hazards.
Control and Safety
The most effective way to discourage house sparrows and song sparrows from taking up residence in unwanted areas is to remove potential nesting sites and food sources. Property owners should do things like eliminate birdfeeders, take care not to lay down unprotected grass seeds, seal or block crevices, holes in signs, unsecured lamp posts, and overhangs with wire mesh or cloth, cut back overgrown shrubbery, and mow thickets of grass.
Trapping and Removal
Though they are known to coexist peacefully with humans, sparrows are wild animals. As such, people should not attempt to approach or trap the birds. Critter Control wildlife experts are prepared to help manage unwanted sparrow problems in effective and humane manners.
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