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Starlings are a small species of birds that work relentlessly to build their nests. They enjoy nesting inside attics, dryer vents, soffits, fan vents in bathrooms, and other areas that are accessible to them.
Starlings are an invasive species to North America. They are one of three species of birds not protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. This means they have an open season year-round, where other birds have a specific hunting season, or no season at all.
Starlings enter attics via abandoned holes made by Woodpeckers. When Starlings nest in attics they have a lot of room to work with and will make a large nests. Even when they nest in confined spaces, such as a dryer vents, they will still make a mess.
It is extremely import to remove the birds and their nesting materials, which can cause fire hazards or block off ventilation to the home, restricting how the home breathes and retains heat in the winter. Their fecal matter is hazardous to human health, so it is imperative to leave their nesting material untouched. If you believe you have a Starling infestation, call a licensed wildlife professional.