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The following are some common starling questions that our customers ask us:

Do Starlings nest in vents?

Dryer, stove, and bathroom vents are ideal nesting spots for Starlings. A vent with a metal flap may not deter them as Starlings can hover or perch while raising the flap to get into vents. If you have Starlings nesting in your vent, please contact a professional to safely and humanely remove the nest.

Can Starlings nest in walls?

Yes, Starlings will nest in any cavity they can gain access to. It's also not uncommon for young to fall out of nests and get trapped between walls. If you hear bird chirping in your wall, please contact a professional to safely and humanely remove a starling that may be trapped.

Can Starlings nests be moved?

If there is a Starling nest in a vent, attic or wall that you need to remove, please contact a professional. You can move a starling nest but it must be done carefully to ensure the eggs or chicks survive being moved and that it is doen as humanely as possible.

I have been told that starlings will leave my attic on their own after a few weeks weeks. Is that true?

It is not uncommon for nests to be reused by the same family or a different family or species in the future. It takes trained technicians to identify starlings nests and remove then using humane, hands-on techniques.

We only see one bird going in and out of our attic so there are probably no babies, right?

Not necessarily. Babies can remain in the nest for a period while the mother locates and returns with food. Babies will leave the nest when they are ready to fly.

I’ve been told that you have to catch the starlings and relocate then far away from your house otherwise they will get back in. Is that true?

No. Following our humane removal procedure, we install professional bird proofing in all possible entry points. The starlings will not be able to get back in – we guarantee it! In fact, if a bird does manage to get back into your home, we will return and complete a second remediation for free.

How do I know if I have starlings in my home or building?

Starlings are usually very noisy and are not very discrete. Babies will be very vocal when calling for food from their mother. And you will be able to see the mother starlings coming and going with food and may even be able to see the open mouths of the babies. Starling droppings are also easy to spot on concentrations around nests and entry points.

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