Clean the trap in the spring by moving it. Place the trap on the east side of buildings, for early winter morning sun, for best results. Also, place near trees or shrubs. For summer starling trapping set trap next to a mulberry tree or other berry bush. Use corn for bait. Flocks of young starlings will feed on the berries and then come in for the bait.
I Yoder of PA, writes, "I put garbage in it and went off to a farm sale when I returned home all I saw it was just black.