What Does Starling Scat Look Like?
Starlings are nuisance birds that thrive in cities, farms, and fields across North America. These birds trouble gardeners and may even damage homes, but starling poop can be far more insidious. These pests often nest in large flocks near homes and dwellings. As a result, vast amounts of starling droppings accumulates below their roosts. When this waste piles up on the ground under the nests, mold and microbes develop quickly.
Hazards of Starling Feces
Histoplasmosis is a fungus that grows in soil affected by starling droppings. Inhaling airborne spores can lead to infection, which gets worse with long exposure. This illness lives in the lungs and is often serious for those with immune disorders. If you suspect a starling has made itself at home on your property, Contact Us at Critter Control of Greater Pittsburgh for professional removal!
Homeowners can alter nesting sites to deter starling droppings from collecting. Install wooden or metal coverings over building ledges and cover plants with netting to keep the pests off. If issues persist, Critter Control of Greater Pittsburgh can help with the prevention and exclusion of starlings.