Sparrow

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Passer domesticus

How to Identify an 

Sparrow

Sparrows are about 6 inches long.

Males have dark brown streaks with black above and a gray underside. They have large black patch under the beak.

Females are dusky brownish gray color with blackish stripes above and gray underside. They have a yellowish beak.

Where do they come from?

Sparrows nest in protected areas in or near buildings, such as: ledges, gutters, signs, light fixtures and under eaves, etc.

They build their nests from grass, straw, feathers, string, paper and debris. They will frequently reuse nesting sites.

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What do they look like?

Sparrows contaminate many different areas with their droppings
Sparrows have a large black patch under their beak
They build nests from grass, straw, feathers, string, paper and debris
Starlings feed insects and food refuse to their young

Where do they live?

Name:

Passer domesticus

Size:

Diet:

Grains, seeds, garden plants and fruit; feed insects and food refuse to their young.

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