Starlings are cavity nesters and often clog vent lines in homes. Starling also frequently nest in home and barn soffits. Many people view this as a harmless activity. It is just a mom raising her young, but this simple activity can lead to many problems in your home in Lansing & East Lansing, MI.
The professionals at Stewart Pest Solutions often find newer neighborhoods built in open fields with high starling populations. These newly built homes often will have several vents with covers. Starlings have learned how to manipulate these vent covers and access the pipe inside the home.
Once they have gained entry the Starlings will start building a nest. Starlings will pack the inside of the pipe with nesting material. If the problem is not dealt with, Starlings will be back the following year and build another nest in the pipe in front of the previous nest.
Common problems with Starlings include: