The house sparrow is a gregarious, hardy little bird found throughout the United States. Brought here more than a century ago to help control insects, they quickly spread across the country and are now reviled by many bird-lovers for their natural competition with native songbirds for scarce resources.
When sparrows look for cavities in which to nest each spring, they often end up in our unprotected stove, dryer, microwave, and attic vents. Protect sparrows and your house by making sure your vents are covered.
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