Starlings are the most common bird species we deal with. They are smaller in size, and can access a structure in a number of ways. We typically see them nest in attic vents, dryer vents, or bathroom vents.
Though they often appear harmless, starlings are capable of causing damage to a given structure, spreading various diseases, and can introduce other pests—like bird mites or carpet beetles—into a home or business.
The control process for starlings focuses primarily on excluding them from a structure. Our goal is to get them out, keep them out, and ensure that any other pests they’ve introduced don’t spread or harm the occupants of the home or business.
For example, if a starling has nested in an attic, we will fog the attic to chase them out, remove the nest (if it’s accessible), and then repair the access points so they can’t get back in. When applied, the fog will chase the starlings out of the structure and kill off any secondary pests. Repairs can be as simple as screening off an attic vent with hardware cloth, or replacing a dryer vent cover with one that won’t allow access.