William D. Fitzwater
New Mexico Outdoor Communicators
7104 Bellrose Aveneu, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Fig. 1. House sparrow, Passer domesticus. Male (left) and female (right).
Damage Prevention and Control Methods
Block entrances larger than 3/4 inch
Design new buildings or alter old ones
to eliminate roosting and nesting
Install plastic bird netting or overhead
lines to protect high-value crops.
Remove roosting sites.
Plant bird resistant varieties.
Fireworks, alarm calls, exploders.
Scarecrows, motorized hawks, balloons, kites.
Sharp metal projections (Nixalite® and Cat Claw®).
Fenthion in Rid-A-Bird® toxic perches. (editors note, No longer available).
Funnel, automatic, and triggered traps.
Air guns and small firearms.
Dust shot and BB caps.
Scott E. Hygnstrom;
Robert M. Timm;
Gary E. Larson
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