Always consider your local laws and regulations before choosing a solution to get rid of starlings.
Are Starlings Invasive?
Starlings are highly social birds. This characteristic is evident in their roosting behavior, as some roosts can count thousands of birds. So, It is not hard to imagine why they are considered invasive species.
A flock of starlings can create severe damage to buildings, including:
Leaving highly corrosive droppings.
Building nests that can block drainage pipes and gutters.
Posing health risks to people as they are vectors for disease.
Starlings are also a nuisance to farmers as they assault a wide range of crops and eat animal feed.
Furthermore, starlings are highly vocal and, well, loud. So they are not the kind of neighbor you want around.
How to Get Rid of Starlings with Lasers
Starlings, like many birds, are food-driven. So at first, remove all food sources available that may attract them.
In some cases, this is not possible, especially on farms where the crops or the animal feed attracts starlings.
Green lasers are proven to be powerful in scaring starlings away. Birds perceive the moving green light as a physical object and flee immediately when the beam reaches them. After repeated experience with the laser, the starlings will relocate and learn to avoid the area.
This technique works well on big flocks thanks to the ’domino effect’: the first bird reached by the laser will fly away and make all other birds in the flock flee too.
Below is a video showing Bird Control Group’s laser starling repellent moving more than a thousand starlings from a dairy farm.
Bird Control Group’s automated laser bird repellent provides 24/7 protection from starlings by shining a green laser light in the area affected by the problem. It is particularly indicated for agricultural areas, as well as commercial and industrial sites, refineries, feedlots, and many more.
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