Fortunately we don't have house sparrows at our current home in semi rural Central Ohio. They were a common site in our neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio. Click on this article if you are considering building bird boxes for songbirds. Definitely not a favorite bird of mine.
HOUSE SPARROW Passer domesticus Bird Spotting: Male house sparrows are reddish brown with a black bib, a small area under the beak. Females are brown with a darker brown eye stripe leading back from the eyes. Habitat: True to its name, house sparrows tend to stay close to the homes and buildings of people. They can be found in cities, towns and agricultural areas.