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  • #1436
    Bobs Farm
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    Ok, well the three bird boxes are up and I’m checking daily. For the last week I’ve pulled out two House Sparrow nests. I have a pair of blues that I see early morning and of an evening in my yard. By sitting back and watching I believe I have a group of 7 house sparrows in my area. I’m attempting to deal with them (close your eyes, hope this doesn’t offend some of you) with a Air powered BB gun. I’ve seen and heard a lot
    Of trap names on here and other websites so I figured I would ask for suggestions. I’m hoping if I can get rid of there 7 I might be clear of them. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    #1437
    River
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    I would order a Van Ert sparrow trap. While waiting for it to arrive, I would hone my marksmanship skills. If you’re already a crack shot, my condolences to the sparrows.

    Fred
    Waleska, GA
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    #1438
    tamsea
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    Ditto, to what Fred said.

    Tammy

    #1439
    Bobs Farm
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    Call me a newb, but once I catch them in the box how do I dispose of them?

    #1440
    River
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    Info here

    Fred
    Waleska, GA
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    #1441
    Bobs Farm
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    Thank you, next step? Or what do you do to finish them off 😱

    #1442
    tamsea
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    Hey, Bob. You can find options on eliminating them here. http://www.sialis.org/hospdispatch.htm If you’d like info on what is the most popular ways I’ll personal message you that.

    Tammy

    #1458
    Love my blues!
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    Hi Tammy-

    I would be interested in best ways to euthanize & dispose of HOSP. I’m going to start trapping, but that is my biggest question & dilemma. Could you personal message me when you get a chance about this? Would be very helpful. Thanks!

    Nicole
    Birmingham, AL

    #1464
    tamsea
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    Yes, let me get my act together this morning and I’ll PM both of you.

    Tammy

    #1468
    Bobs Farm
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    Thank you

    #1479
    tamsea
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    SEnt you both a PM. Hope it worked and you can see everything. If not, let me know.

    Tammy

    #1529
    tamsea
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    Bob, sorry about your personal message being in code like that. I re-sent it. Let me know if it works. If it doesn’t work then maybe we will have to do it by email instead.
    Nicole, how was your message? Was it readable?

    Tammy

    #1530
    Bobs Farm
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    Thank you for the second message, it was readable. Appreciate you taking the taking the time to do that.

    Bob

    #1590
    Love my blues!
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    Tammy- I responded to your PM & asked another question about disposal. Very helpful & let me know if you have any additional feedback to my question. Thanks so much for your help!

    Nicole

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    Rich KRich K
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    You can’t go wrong with the repeating sparrow trap from sparrowtraps.net. I use this with great success. Put it on the ground and use millet. Put a little of the millet around the entrance and you WILL catch them. I had 9 males in Feb in one day. Then I simply issue them a blindfold, a cigarette and execute them at dawn.
    Be SURE to check on a regular basis to release birds other than HOSP’s (I have even had BLJA’s in there – twice!!). It is the most effective way to capture the little buggers. :TwoHosp:

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