One seemingly obvious answer to removing large groups of pigeons is to stop giving them a source of food. Individuals must be careful of leaving uneaten food where pigeons can get it encouraging them to flock and remain there. It is unnecessary to kill them and that does not work in pigeon control anyway.

The best way to prevent starlings from grouping in large numbers is to be proactive. Try to keep them out altogether by figuring out what needs to be done to prevent them from being able to get into your home. “A humane way to keep starling populations down is to close off current and potential nest cavities to prevent more birds from hatching rather than kill birds” (www.humanesociety.org, 2009).

humane bird removal

Sparrows should be treated the same way as pigeons and starlings when it comes to being proactive and avoiding providing food and nesting sources. After careful consideration, it seems that there are many different humane ways to deal with different wildlife animals. Sometimes, it is best to leave the animal alone because disturbing it at all could create serious trauma. It is helpful to be aware of the positive aspects of the animals that we may be housing temporarily. Being proactive can also be extremely beneficial for preventing future predicaments with wild animals. Killing wild animals is not humane or effective, so it is not necessary to do at any point in dealing with wild animals.

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