Crows are known to harass both humans and animals, and can even be aggressive toward larger birds including hawks, herons, and owls.
Getting Rid of Crows can be difficult for these reasons, however they are opportunistic and will readily go elsewhere if an area is inhospitable.
1. Block access to the area. Bird Netting is an immediate and obvious solution, especially for small backyard crops, because it produces a barrier that crows and other birds cannot permeate. However, this option may not be feasible for very large crops. If you only have crows to worry about, you can get a large-grade netting because they are such large birds.
2. Make the area feel threatening. The Version 2 BirdXPeller PRO (1 unit covers up to 1 acre) and Super BirdXPeller PRO (1 unit covers up to 6 acres), are extremely effective against crows, as well as blackbirds and grackles. Naturally-recorded predator sounds create the illusion that the area is not safe – be certain to follow all directions and keep the device settings on random intervals to keep crows guessing, since they pick up on patterns easily.
3. Make crops or other food sources taste bad. Taste aversions such as Bird Stop are also very popular solutions for berry and fruit crops, as well as corn. By making their food source taste bad, crows will be led to seek food elsewhere.
4. Amplify results by using a multisensory approach. Adding bird scaring devices to an area treated with electronic repellents and bird repellent gels is proven to get results. Visual deterrents (just like scarecrows) work best in combination with other tactics – our Irri-Tape and Terror Eyes are especially helpful in deterring crows.
As with all bird control methods, be certain to clean the area thoroughly of bird mess, if possible, to remove territorial markings and optimize bird control results.
The hunting of crows in the United States is heavily restricted, but humane bird control is allowed. Crows are considered native U.S. species and have special protections afforded by the federal government.
Humane crow control methods are equally effective against all types of crows.