Indian Mynah control

To: Michael Hunter <>
Subject: Indian Mynah control
From: Nevil Lazarus <>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2020 03:54:50 +0000

I agree totally.

The decrease in bird species is alarming - and if one of the reasons is flying 
rats 🐀- then this needs to be addressed.

Best wishes,


> On 16 Nov 2020, at 2:43 pm, Michael Hunter <> wrote:
> Indian Mynahs are a pestilence on much of Sydney's suburbia.
> They can be virtually totally eliminated by blocking  their nesting cavities, 
> which are invariably under the eaves of houses, often via gutters.
> Trapping and wringing their necks ("euthanising") is never ending, stopping 
> them from breeding is permanent.
> In Suburbia it would be a big deal for all houses to block off, but should be 
> a program instituted by all the relevant Councils.  
> Education pamphlets distributed to all households, possibly the provision of 
> mobile teams of ladder men with a supply of old ("nylon") socks or wire 
> netting would get completely rid of these "flying rats".
> Hopefully  the return of many small native bird spp. to suitable areas would 
> follow. Particularly areas without uncontrolled cat populations .
> I can personally vouch for this. The only Indian Mynah nest in a tree cavity 
> that I have seen was short lived thanks to either goannas or other hole 
> nesting birds . Not applicable in most of infested Suburbia.
>              Yours Very Sincerely
>                  Michael Hunter.
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