Starling Birdhouse Trap
Starlings are pests because of the problems they cause, especially at livestock facilities & near urban roosts. Starlings eat the high protein supplements that are added to livestock rations. Starlings are responsible for transferring disease from one livestock facility to another. This is of concern to swine producers. Tests have shown that the transmissible gastroenteritis virus can pass through the digestive tract of a starling can be infectious in the starling feces. Starlings consume cultivated fruits such as grapes, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, figs, apples, and cherries. They are found to damage corn, a problem associated with blackbirds. Starlings damage turf on golf courses as they probe for grubs. Starling flocks seeking warm shelter for roosting is serious. Roosts that occur in buildings, industrial structures, and in trees near homes are a problem in both rural & urban sites because of health concerns, filth, noise & odor.
The Starling Birdhouse Trap will not only catch Starlings but, Woodpeckers, Sparrows, and Bluebirds, too. This trap is manufactured with a bottom release for ease in removing captures. The birdhouse traps are dipped in a natural dye to give them a more natural look. They can also be painted for longer durability. Just screw or nail the Starling Birdhouse Trap in the desired location thru the pre-drilled hole. This trap is very easy to set and check. We also have a Sparrow Birdhouse Trap if you need a smaller version.
When catch is made you will see a yellow dot appear in the entrance hole. This starling birdhouse trap has a 2″ opening. You can also easily remove the trap door and this box can then be used as a birdhouse for Kestrels and similar sized birds.
Pro tip: To remove bird, take a kitchen garbage bag and cover the bottom half of the trap, reach through the bag and unhook the latches and open the door. The bird will immediately fall or go into the bag! Just tighten the top and you now have it secured.
*Please check this trap often to remove protected species.
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