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.