HOUSE FINCHES (LINNETS)

Jerry P. Clark Figure 1. House Finches (Carpodacus mexicanus)

Primary State Biologist
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Sacramento, California 95814

Scott E. Hygnstrom

Extension Wildlife Damage Specialist
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68583-0974

Fig. 1. House finches (left to right, female and male), Carpodacus mexicanus

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To be added

Damage Prevention and Control Methods

Exclusion

Cover crops with plastic netting.

Habitat Modification

Remove cover used for nesting and resting.

Frightening

Av-Alarms® and gas cannons have been somewhat effective.

Avitrol®

Repellents

Capsicum

Toxicants

None are registered or are currently available for use.

Trapping

Modified Australian crow traps, converted cotton trailer trap.

Shooting

Limited Effectiveness.

Editors

Scott E. Hygnstrom; Robert M. Timm; Gary E. Larson

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage Logo 1994

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WILDLIFE DAMAGE — 1994

Cooperative Extension Division Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Nebraska -Lincoln

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Damage Control

Great Plains Agricultural Council Wildlife Committee

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