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The use of live traps to remove starlings and protect agricultural products in the state of Washington


Live traps have been used successfully to trap European starlings causing damage to cherry orchards in Washington State since 1960. The most suitable trap is a modified Australian crow trap, and we have acquired such a trap mounted on a trailer, capable of being handled by one man. On several occasions, this trap has rapidly reduced local flock buildup and contributed greatly to crop protection.

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