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Sparrows

Small birds

Mostly brown with grey tones on the underside; males are more vividly marked with black and white during certain times of the year

Very common in rural or urban areas

Build nests anywhere they find suitable, outdoors or indoors like in a warehouse or chimney

Well adapted to living around humans

Found throughout the US

Eat agricultural products

There is a potential for them to spread various diseases

Displacing native birds

Nests can be unsightly and inconvenient

Prevent nests from establishing

Make the area unappealing by using decoys, spikes, and noise

Treatment is difficult because of how successful these birds are in human environments