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Sparrows Are Not As Harmless As You Think


It's easy to overlook the threat of common Sparrows. These tiny songbirds can cause you significant damage that can be irreversible if not dealt with immediately! Whether it's taking care of your house or your business, you need to prepare for possible dangers to protect yourself from losses. A seemingly harmless threat that most people overlook is that of the common sparrow. These small songbirds pose a severe risk of weakening infrastructures as well as damaging people's health.

Sparrows are a serious threat to the environment. Their diet, social behavior and nesting patterns all have an impact on how they affect their surroundings which can be seen as one of many threats that sparrows pose.

Parasites & Diseases

Like many other birds, sparrows also carry various parasites on their bodies and transmit disease-causing bacteria through their droppings. Like Salmonellosis and Coccidiosis, some of these diseases are especially detrimental to children and older people, who unfortunately are more prone to infection.

Sparrow droppings also contain uric acid, which can corrode car paint and roofing materials. Repairing these inconveniences can put a dent in your wallet in the long run.

Alarming Social Behaviour

Sparrows are one of the most common pest birds in the world. They're typically seen as huge flocks because they live together and breed in colonies. Unlike other pest birds, they are extremely social, which is what makes them particularly problematic because their threat is amplified as the numbers increase.

If you spot one or a few sparrows around your building, be aware that there are at least a hundred more in the neighborhood.

Diverse Diet

Sparrows have a varied diet that consists of anything from seeds and small insects to scraps of food. Their scavenging tendencies bring them close to populated areas where they can find plenty of trash heaps and garbage cans.

Since sparrows reside so close to city centers and populated neighborhoods, they can easily transmit the diseases and parasites they carry.

Dangerous Nesting Patterns

Being small in size, sparrows prefer to nest in tiny closed spaces. They'll typically nest in chimneys, rafters, and under the eaves of roofs. Due to their social nature, sparrows build thick nests, which effectively block off pipes and ventilation ducts.

The blockages damage the functionality and present a serious fire hazard, especially in chimneys and ducts. Loading docks and warehouses are some common areas where sparrows tend to nest.

To Conclude

Sparrows may not seem dangerous at first glance, but their presence could be detrimental to you, your employees, and your assets. The repair costs for long term damages caused by sparrows far outweigh the costs of setting up proper measures to prevent them from nesting in the first place.

A bird control company can help you clean up nests and droppings and ensure that you don't worry about any pest birds in the future. If you have a bird problem, we can help. AviAway professionally installs bird control solutions for all bird species. We have 30+ years of experience in bird control and have performed work for companies like Amazon, Rite Aid, and the U.S. Postal Service. Click here or call 844-247-3373 to request a free bird control quote.


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