Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Sturnus vulgaris

How to Identify an 


Starlings are 7.5-8.5 inches long; they are stocky and short-tailed. They are black in color with green-purple sheen in the summer and spring. They are heavily speckled with white and gold in the winter. Starling eggs are white to light blue, some with dark spots.

Where do they come from?

Starlings nest in building cavities, ledges, vents, tree cavities or holes, nooks and crannies in and around structures, etc.

They build their nests form grasses, twigs and debris lined with feathers and other soft materials.

Some starlings migrate south for the winter while others remain year round.

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What do they look like?

Starlings are stocky and short tailed
Starling are a health concern and are associated with over 25 diseases and ectoparasites
Starlings are black with green-purple sheen in the spring and summer time
Starlings make loud noises that can be disrupting

Where do they live?


Sturnus vulgaris



Insects, other invertebrates, grains, berries, fruits and seeds

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