The finch is natives to the Northern Hemisphere and found across North America. Several different species of finches exist and they can live for up to 6 years. The feed mostly on insects and seeds.
Finch Nesting Problem
You can tell you have a finch nesting problem since these birds are noisy and travel in groups. The finch is known for its constant chirping. They feed on the ground or at bird feeders, or will be perched in tall trees. Nests are made of stems, leaves, roots, twigs, wool, and feathers and measure up to 7 inches in length. Parks, backyards, farms, and forests will be home to these birds.
Finches love fruit. On blueberry bushes, they will start at the top and work their way down, eating the fruit as fast as they can. Grapes will also be busted open to feed on juice and pulp. When it comes to feasting on apples, they will leave tiny puncture marks in the fruit that will open the plant up to further insect damage, or even disease. Places where they decide to make their nests, too, may cause problems. Not only will debris pile up in these areas from feeding, but it will become a mess if they deposit their droppings there, too.
Types of Finches
Finches can measure from 3.8 inches to 10 inches long. They come in a variety of different colors from brown and green to blues and yellows.
Finches On The Roof & In The Chimney
Anywhere humans are living, finches will live, too. They’re often found nesting around buildings, lawns, trees, barns, stables. Some species thrive in warm, dry areas like deserts and grasslands.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I remove finch nests?
Before removing any bird’s nest, consult a professional, especially if there are eggs in it. Many species of bird are protected by laws during their mating seasons.
Benefits of Professional Finch Pest Control
A pest management professional has the education, equipment and skills necessary to effectively address a finch problem. Finding and treating the finches can be challenging, especially if they are spread throughout your yard. A pest management professional provides their expertise to identify the pest problem and determine the best possible solution to resolve the finch infestation.