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There are a wide range of bird species in Australia and unfortunately some of these species are a nuisance for homeowners. One of the most common pests are Starlings.
Starlings were introduced into Australia during the 1880’s, to destroy insect pests. They are now one of the most common bird species in suburban areas in the south eastern part of Australia.
They feed on protein, namely invertebrates as well as fruit, vegetables, meat, seeds and food scraps. Starlings breed seasonally most commonly in August and September each year. As pairs, they nest in eaves, roofs ceilings, tree hollows, holes in the ground, shrubs, tree stumps and even fence posts.
Starlings are visually striking however they cause a significant amount of damage to a range of industries and homes. In particular the horticultural industry including:
Dried fruit racks.
The damage is related to parasites and diseases that are carried and transmitted. This raises obvious concerns in food factories, industrial buildings and the livestock industry.
The native environmental impacts include their relentless competition for nesting areas. Their aggressive behaviour drives out native species such as parrots who rely on specific areas to survive. The other major concern is their presence in urban areas. Starlings nest in house roofs and where they can be unsightly, noisy and infest homes and other areas with a range of health risks.
Starlings carry a range of allergens, bacteria, parasites and infectious diseases such as salmonella, meningitis and histoplasmosis.
These are spread via their droppings which can become airborne when dry or carried into a property or on the soles of shoes. Furthermore a decomposing starling can contaminate a water supply due to displaced parasites which can lead to other pest infestations.
Starling nests consist of sticks, leaves, feathers and other materials that are highly flammable, that poses a serious threat to building. This is especially dangerous when nests are created near electrical boxes or near machinery.
In addition, nests are created in a destructive manner and as their droppings are corrosive. This can cause extensive surface damage to homes and buildings.
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