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House Sparrows - Identifying Problems & Solutions 


House Sparrow

The house sparrow is a small, plump bird native to Eurasia and North Africa.

The bird is found in many urban areas worldwide and is one of the most abundant birds on the planet. House sparrows are recognized by their black-and-white streaked bodies and short, conical bills. They have a steady diet, feeding various insects, grains, and seeds. These tiny birds may look “mini,” but they can still act as a pest.  


House sparrows are social birds and often live in large flocks. In winter, these groups gather in roosting sites containing hundreds of birds. You will often see multiple sparrows compared to just one. They often move from place to place in search of an ideal and proper place to nest and raise their young.   


Regarding nesting, the females build nests out of twigs and grasses in sheltered locations such as signs, on branches, light fixtures and drains. Males are highly territorial and often fight for access to food sources or nesting sites. House sparrows are essential pollinators and seed dispersed, helping maintain healthy ecosystems. They can be a nuisance in agricultural areas, where they may consume large amounts of grain and damage crops.   


The house sparrow is one of the most common birds, and with its population stretching worldwide, it can cause many problems for home and business owners. A large quantity of these birds, so the chances of them becoming a pest increases. These problems include nesting, bird droppings, noise disturbances, and physical property damage. This can become costly quickly as constant repairs and maintenance can be a headache.  


If problems occur, prevention methods are possible. This can come by live removal, ultrasonic sound units, or bird wire. AviAway offers various solutions for different kinds of problems.

Please check out our website for other solutions for your situation. Do not let issues go for too long, or remedy will require more work. 


Please contact AviAway Bird Control Services for your bird problems and needs.   



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