Sparrow Removal and Control in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA
House sparrows are some of the most widely spread vertebrate species, present on every continent except Antarctica. The house sparrow is a species of non-migratory bird, meaning they do not travel to warmer places when the weather gets cold, in fact they are mostly sedentary and will not travel more than a few miles in their entire life. The house sparrow is found in most parts of the world and ranges in size from .85 to 1.39 ounces and is usually around 6.3 inches long. House sparrows are omnivores, however the adults have a preference for seeds, while the young will eat insects.
Ways to Remove Sparrows丨Summit Wildlife Removal
At Summit, we will work to remove the nest as long as there are no eggs there. Sparrows are one of the few bird species in Virginia that is not a protected species. Regardless of the status of the species, we will still work to remove the sparrow humanely. There are a variety of ways sparrows are removed and preventative measures to ensure they don’t return to your property. Some of the means of removal include exclusion or deterring the birds with the use of scare devices. With exclusion services, vent guards, screens and chimney caps seem to be the most effective ways to prevent the birds from entering the home or nesting on the roof or in the chimney. Scare devices such as scarecrows, Mylar tape or balloons or certain sounds can be used to deter the birds from the property.
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Common Problems Created by Sparrows in Northern Virginia
House sparrows can be aggressive and even vicious to other native bird species, often killing them and crushing their eggs too. Sparrows will nest and can choose less than desirable locations to nest such as in vents or in your gutter or attic space. In addition to their aggressive nature, house sparrows are known to be carriers of harmful diseases such as histoplasmosis and salmonella. Bird mites are also a concern when birds are nesting in your home or exterior vents, as people can become infested with these mites as well.
Strong odors from birds, their nesting, and their droppings can cause an unpleasant living condition if the nest is in a central vent like a bathroom exhaust vent or microwave vent. Bird dander can also cause allergic reactions in some people. These are just a few reasons to have your birds and other wildlife removed as soon as possible.
Sparrow Prevention in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, and Alexandria
At Summit, we can use deterrents, critter guards and bird spikes to keep the birds away from your property and not nest there. There are some natural remedies that may help to keep house sparrows at bay, but the best thing to do is to hire an animal removal company like us for a free and comprehensive estimate.
- Bird Abatement
- Bird Removal
- Bird Dropping Clean Up
- Bird Nesting Removal
- Bird Vent Cover Installation
- Bird Spike Strips
- Bird Deterrents
- Disinfecting and Deodorizing
- Bird Removal from Attics
- Insulation Replacement and Repairs
Free Estimate for Bird & Sparrow Removal in Northern Virginia
For more information about sparrow removal in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA, contact us today to schedule a free estimate for removal.