• Length: From 19 cm to 21 cm

    Colour: Black with yellow bill in summer; flecked with white and dark bill in winter

    Nesting Preference: Found near animal feedlots, vineyards; tree cavity, holes in buildings

    Nest building: Early to late fall in Ontario


  • 1.

    What should I know about starlings?

    • Resident starlings are often joined by large flocks of migrants; nests used in successive seasons become foul-smelling.

    • The starling's diet consists of animal and vegetable matter.

  • 2.

    Health risks associated with starlings?

    • Starlings are a factor in the spread of diseases such as fowl cholera, canary pox, anthrax, new castle disease; and ectoparasites.

  • 3.

    How do starlings impact my property?

    • The noise and filth associated with the starlings' nest is a nuisance in urban areas.

    • Northern fowl mite and dermestid beetles frequently invade homes from starling nests in homes.

    • They can be potential carriers of bird mites

  • 4.

    How can I prevent starlings from invading?

    • Identify factors contributing to the problem (e.g., building design, surrounding vegetation).

    • Generate loud noises to scare them away.

    • Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!

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