Feral birds

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Feral Birds

Feral birds
Pigeons, starlings, Indian mynahs, sparrows and other feral birds can carry common diseases, including:
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Encephalitis 
  • Salmonellosis

Feral birds can be a major liability for businesses. Feral birds become pests simply by being a nuisance in a particular area at a particular time. When they congregate in large number their noise, droppings, feathers and simply their presence can be offensive.

Feral birds are a problem because of the following issues associated with their presence:


  • Bird droppings are corrosive to metal surfaces
  • Droppings carry and spread disease and as such are a health hazard
  • Contamination of stock
  • Droppings deface building facades
  • Create slippery surfaces- e.g. ladders, floors, sidewalks


  • Can block gutters and drains
  • Contaminate food stuffs
  • Bird nestings spread mite and lice that will affect staff

Many disease organisms are carried by feral birds such as Pigeons, Starlings, Indian Mynahs and Sparrows. The list of diseases is extensive and includes Histoplasmosis, Cryptocaccosis, Toxoplasmosis, Encephalitis and Salmonellosis.  These diseases can affect staff or visitors to a facility if bird numbers are left to grow out of control.

An effective feral bird control program is essential to protect you company's reputation and to prevent stock from being ruined due to damage and contamination. Regular management is required if you have a site that is susceptible to bird attack.

Feral bird prevention, treatment and control

Having a feral bird control program in place is crucial for protecting your stock, premises and staff from any adverse effects of feral birds in the area. At Bug Stop Industrial Extermination, we can provide all the help you need in this regard by carrying out an on-site inspection to determine the extent of your feral bird problem.

During our survey, we’ll record any bird species present, along with the number of birds. We will identify their feeding areas, nest sites and record any other non-pest species in the area. We’ll then recommend a suitable course of action, with all of our programs humane, extremely efficient, and tailor-made to suit your individual circumstances.

Feral bird control measures include:


Our professional team can install UV resistant woven netting to undersides of awnings or selective facades to prevent access for feral birds to ledges where they roost and nest. The netting is discreet and installation methods are customised to suit each specific situation.


Bird spikes can be installed on ledges and selective surfaces to prevent birds from landing. This forces bird populations to move on to another location.


This method is taken as a last resort or if there isn't an alternative solution. Culling is only undertaken to target, non-native species, i.e. Pigeons, Starlings, Mynahs and Sparrows.

Culling can only be undertaken if the program can be safely carried out without threat to other species. All culling programs are subject to authorisation from NSW department of Parks and Wildlife.


Should feral birds be gaining access to the inside of roof voids or other building areas, proofing measures can be employed to block them out. This situation is hazardous should they begin nesting in internal areas, as bird lice and mite can invade office and work areas.

Signs of birds

Feral birds identification guide

Call us today on  02 9796 7999  to find out more about feral bird control in Sydney.

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