Starlings roost and nest on horizontal surfaces on buildings and other structures that provide a small amount of shelter. Balconies, flat roofs, ledges, loft spaces and empty buildings are often used if the birds have access.
Starlings are commonly seen as pests due to the damage they cause to agriculture and urban areas . The primary problem starlings cause is due to their flocking and roosting in large numbers and the resultant large amount of droppings generated in one place.
Starling droppings are not only unsightly but can also cause long term damage to buildings. Droppings, nesting materials and feathers can block gutters and rainwater pipes causing blockages and water damage. Ladders and fire escapes coated in starling droppings become slippery and unsafe to use particularly in wet conditions.
The main problem with starlings is their behaviour of flocking and roosting in large numbers resulting in substantial guano / droppings deposited in a small area. We have over 10 years of experience and knowledge in starling behaviour ensuring that our recommendations will be both affordable and effective.
DB Bird Deterrents have starling control teams covering London, Kent, Essex, Brighton Cambridge, Luton, Oxford, Leicester, Watford, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and throughout the UK. With a wealth of experience & expertise you can be assured of 100% satisfaction with all our starling control work.