Many birds can be pleasant to have around thanks to their attractive look and birdsong. However, you need to be aware of certain bird species that can be a real issue for you and your home.
Find out more below about typical pest birds found across Australia.
The House Sparrow is considered a major pest because they have the potential to deface your home and bring disease.
Their numbers have continued to increase in Australian urban areas, they have become a major pest problem wherever there is easy access to food.
Also referred to as city doves or street pigeons. Pigeons thrive in busy, urban areas and only require the smallest amount of shelter on your home to build their nests and settle in.
(Family – Laridae)
If you live in a coastal town or city, this is where gulls are typically found. Only a small number such as Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae), the Lesser black–backed gull (Larus fuscus) and the Herring gull (Larus argentatus) are recognised as being pest birds.