HOUSE SPARROWSFig.1. House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

William D. Fitzwater
Director
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

Exclusion

Block entrances larger than 3/4 inch (2 cm).

Design new buildings or alter old ones to eliminate roosting and nesting places.

Install plastic bird netting or overhead lines to protect high-value crops.

Cultural Methods

Remove roosting sites. Plant bird resistant varieties.

Frightening

Fireworks, alarm calls, exploders.

Scarecrows, motorized hawks, balloons, kites.

4-Aminopyridine (Avitrol®).

Repellents

Capsicum

Polybutenes

Sharp metal projections (Nixalite® and Cat Claw®).  

Toxicants Fenthion in Rid-A-Bird® toxic perches. (editors note, No longer available).

Trapping

Funnel, automatic, and triggered traps.

Mist nets.

Shooting

Air guns and small firearms.

Dust shot and BB caps.

Other Methods

Nest destruction.

Predators.

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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