Myna Birds

  • Scientific Name: Aridotheres tristis

Myna Birds

Scientific Name:

Aridotheres tristis

How to identify a Myna

The Common Myna is brown with a black head. It has a yellow bill, legs and bare eye skin. In flight it shows large white wing patches. The Common Myna is a member of the starling family and is also known as the Indian Myna or Indian Mynah

Where are Mynas commonly found?

The Common Myna is closely associated with human habitation. In the evening, large groups of Common Mynas gather in communal roosts, mainly in the non-breeding season, in roof voids, bridges, and large trees, and numbers can reach up to several thousands

Why are Mynas considered a pest?

Mynahs are considered a pest due to their noisy habits and bullying behaviour with other bird species. Potential for mite problems and the transfer of disease is also a problem. Myna's also drive native birds out of the area.

What is the biology and lifecycle of Mynas?

Breeding season from October to March., with one batch of 3-6 eggs. Myna birds have a lifespan of 4-10 years

Management Tips for Myna Birds

To effectively protect a building from a bird problem, it often requires a combination of products.  Take into account the following in designing your bird protection system:

  • Bird species/pressure
  • Building structure
  • Location of problem
  • Installation issues
  • Durability requirements
  • Aesthetic requirements
  • Safety/environmental concerns
  • Cost

A wide range of bird protection systems are available to effectively protect a building from a bird problem with various different methods:

Area exclusions - When installed correctly, bird netting provides the most complete, humane and durable system for bird exclusion.

Ledge exclusion - Large Birds: A system of spikes, wires and spiders can be utilised to discourage birds from landing on ledges. All Birds: a system of slopes and shock systems can be utilised.

Scare devices - A variety of scarer and repeller devices are available

Traps - For humane and safe removal of birds, particularly in sensitive areas

Solar panel protection - Solar panel exclusion kits are designed to prevent nesting under solar arrays - avoids expensive damage and reduction in efficiency due to bird droppings on panels.

Disease protection - PX Ornikill can be used as a clean up product and disease protection treatment, kill a range of disease organisms associated with pest birds such as ornithosis and psittacosis.

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS FOR Myna Birds

Each pest control product is registered for use in specific environments, situations, pest life stages and other key factors. Please always consult the product label for detailed information about how to use each product.

Premium Bird Net 19mm

Globe's 19mm Premium Bird Netting is suitable for smaller birds as well as larger birds such as pigeons and seagulls. Our premium bird nets are suitable for all levels of bird infestation and are manufactured from knotted high-density polythene (HDPE) for durability.

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Vexo GX21 Stainless Steel Gutter Bird Spikes

VEXO GX21 gutter spikes are stainless steel bid spikes uniquely designed and shaped to prevent birds from perching and nesting in gutters.

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Vexo K6 HD Wide Stainless Steel Bird Spikes

VEXO K6 bird spikes are extra dense, light weight spikes that can deter smaller birds like starlings, mynas, and even sparrows.

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Vexo MZ30 Solar Mesh Guard Kit

VEXO solar panel guard kits are designed to keep birds and other rodents from getting under solar panels and protect the roof, electrical wiring, and solar panels from damage. Use this solar panel mesh to build an effective physical barrier around your solar panels to keep birds and rodents from nesting underneath.

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Vexo Spikes SS21 Stainless Steel Narrow Bird Spikes

VEXO SS21 Narrow Bird Spikes are lightweight fully Stainless steel spikes that provide discrete protection against pigeons, mynas, starling, galahs, magpies and cockatoos.

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Vexo Spikes SS41 Stainless Steel Wide Spikes

VEXO SS41 Wide Bird Spikes are stainless steel spikes that provide discrete protection against pigeons, mynas, starling, galahs, magpies and cockatoos. SS41 spikes are the most popular bird spike as a durable versatile solution against pest birds.

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Vexo Spikes SS61 Stainless Steel Ultra Wide Bird Spikes

VEXO SS61 Ultra Wide Bird Spikes are stainless steel spikes that provide discrete protection against pigeons, mynas, starling, galahs, magpies and cockatoos. SS61 spikes provide extra wide protection coverage against medium size birds.

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Vexo Spikes SW71 Stainless Steel Solar / Eave Bird Spikes

VEXO SW71 Eave and Solar Bird Spikes are stainless steel spikes that provide discrete protection against pigeons, mynas, starling, galahs, magpies, and cockatoos. SW71 spikes are highly versatile, used to protect eaves, solar panels, and window ledges.

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D-Ter Animal & Bird Repellent

D-Ter Animal & Bird Repellent is a safe and effective repellent used to deter unwanted animals and birds. D-Ter is ideal for use as a repellent for dogs, cats, birds, possums, kangaroos, bandicoots and many other animals.

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Bird Free Optical Gel - 15 Pack

Bird Free Optical Gel keeps birds off all structures without harming them. It does so by altering their behaviour, not by acting as a physical barrier. Once applied, birds will completely desert a habitat, even one they have been using for years.

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Bird Free Optical Gel with Magnet - 15 Pack

Bird Free Optical Gel keeps birds off all structures without harming them. It does so by altering their behaviour, not by acting as a physical barrier. Once applied, birds will completely desert a habitat, even one they have been using for years.

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