Whether crowding the barn or eating feed designated for your livestock, pest birds are an expensive inconvenience that farmers can certainly live without. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services, 1,000 starlings can eat about 36 to 40 pounds of food a day! As the cost of feed rises and birds find more barns to inhabit, many farmers wonder how they should go about taking care of the unpleasant situation. If you’re stuck in a similar situation, follow these helpful steps to help get rid of barn swallows – for good!
Birds are never an issue until they decide to cause problems, especially in and around barns. These pesky creatures may steal your insulation for their nests, contaminate food, leave their droppings all over and possibly spread disease to the animals in your barn. While there are many ways to deter birds from your barn, below are a few methods to try out to help you find the solution that works best for you.
- Barn swallows head south for the winter
- Track swallows throughout their yearly migration
- Numerous factors can change swallow migration patterns
Does your barn seem unusually quiet during the colder months? Without their loud chirping and messy droppings, you may forget about the problems these pest birds can cause in your barn. Find out where all the barn swallows go during the winter with Avian Enterprises.