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:

  • Foul odors
  • Increased allergies from bird dander and waste (poop)
  • Bird mites
  • Maggots from dead birds coming through vents.
  • Fire hazard
  • Clogged vents
  • Mold
  • Bird waste on the outside of the your home or business.

Stewart Pest Solutions will clean out and install a proper cove on the vent so these birds can't make another nest in your Lansing & East Lansing, MI home. In certain situations, we may have to fully replace the line. Don't be fooled by some other companies that only install covers and leave the nesting material inside.

No matter the situation, the experts at Stewart Pest Solutions will do the job right the first time. Contact us today by calling (517) 525-4753 or by filling out our online appointment form.