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
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.
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.
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
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!