Prevent Myna’s with Gutter Guard & Bird Proof Your Home
Australia is home to a wide range of bird species. Unfortunately some of these species become a nuisance for homeowners and proprietors. One of the most common pests are Myna’s. Common Myna’s or Indian Myna’s are an introduced species to Australia that feed on almost anything. They are true scavengers that eat insects, vegetables, fruit, scraps, pet food and even baby sparrows. They are regarded as one of Australia's most feral enemies due to their threat to native birds. They also pose many potential health risks to humans due to factors such as bird mites and faeces dust.
They were originally introduced into Australia to control insects however it lead to a disastrous change in native bird populations. Due to their aggressive behaviour, they chase out native birds and small marsupials that reside in trees such as the feather-tailed glider.
Interestingly, they thrive wherever humans live and their numbers are ever increasing around waste disposals, commercial buildings, schools and homes. They are a familiar sight along Australia’s east coast from Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and increasingly further north. Myna’s often nest in house roofs, which causes damage, audible disturbances and significant health risks.
Nesting & Breeding
Breeding season leads to aggressive competition for nesting sites. Myna’s compete for nesting areas, often killing other chicks or destroying their eggs. They also block entries to hollows, causing inhabitants to die of starvation and then lay their own eggs. Once they have established a nest, they aggressively defend it. Myna’s then raise two broods of young each year.
Often nesting locations are in the walls, ceilings and roofs of buildings which makes them a nuisance to humans. They also nest in tree hollows, normally reserved by native birds. Their nests consist of a variety of materials including leaves, grass, rubbish and feathers.
Health Risks & Implications
Myna’s residing in homes lead to an accumulation of droppings and mites over time. This leads to a breeding ground for disease which can include:
Bites that cause itching.
Infections leading to pneumonia.
Furthermore, their untidy nests located in roof cavities are a fire risk.
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