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Removing Sparrows From Your Home

As with most birds, sparrows fly above your head every day without causing any real issues. They are beautiful birds that can provide you with endless entertainment. However, in some instances, sparrows can cause serious damage to homes, crops, and even livestock.Sparrows tend to eat seeds, nuts, fruits, and even some vegetables. While there is plenty of food for them in nature, sometimes they will look for a quick meal elsewhere. Sparrows are known to steal the food from livestock. Whether out of their feeding bins or directly from their mouths, sparrows are not shy about landing a free meal.

Sparrows will make their nests wherever they can. This means they can make a nest in rafters, attics, barns, roofs, and garages (among other places). As they build their nests, they can damage the surrounding environment. Between using materials for their nests and leaving their droppings wherever they go, they truly are a nuisance.

The Diseases They Carry

Pigeons are usually known as rats with wings. While pigeons are messy and destructive, sparrows would be more appropriately named rats with wings. Sparrows carry a huge number of diseases and parasites. Coming in contact with one puts you at great risk for catching anything that they might be carrying. But it’s not just feeding them out of your hand that puts you at risk.

If sparrows make a nest anywhere in or around your home, you can come into contact with their droppings. Their droppings, just like the droppings of mice and rats, easily spread the diseases they carry. Disturbing anything with dried waste can cause the waste to become airborne. And when their waste is airborne, it’s even easier to catch whatever they carry. It’s imperative that you remove sparrows and their nests as soon as possible. Don’t try to remove their nests or clean them up on your own, leave that to our trained professionals.