Pesky Indian Mynas in Brisbane


You may have noticed more and more Indian Mynas moving into Brisbane. Indian Mynas are the cane toads of the bird world. They were introduced into Australia to eat pests in crops (which they totally ignored) and ended up aggressively forcing out native birds from every area they moved into.  In recent years, Indian Mynas have been rapidly moving into South-East Queensland.

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has declared Indian Mynas as one of the top 100 most invasive species in the world, and they have been identified as the second greatest threat to native birds after land clearing.

Indian Myna nest and eggs

Indian Myna nest and eggs

Indian Mynas are small sized brown birds, with black heads and distinctive yellow colouration of the eye patch, beak and legs. They are most active during the day, and at night they prefer to sleep in large communal roosts.

While trees (particularly palm trees) are the most popular roosting locations, we have noticed a significant increase in the numbers of colonies taking up residence inside roof cavities.

Similar in many ways to problems caused by feral pigeons, the accumulated bird droppings and bird lice of Indian Mynas creates a significant health risk for people living with them in the ceiling space.

If you have Indian Mynas nesting in your roof, call us. Standard bird traps are not effective for Indian Mynas, as they quickly learn to evade the traps and will loudly warn other Indian Mynas of the traps in the vicinity.  They are remarkably clever and persistent birds, so a strong response is needed to solve the problem.

If you have Indian Mynas in your roof, we will remove the birds and their nests, bird proof all entry points, and install bird spikes if needed, to ensure that they will not return to your home. We can also quote clean your roof cavity by our ceiling vacuum specialists.