Crows are highly intelligent animals capable of making tools and manipulating the world around them to solve problems. Social birds, crows roost together in large flocks through the fall and winter months. They are opportunistic omnivores and will eat almost anything, including fruit, seeds, worms, eggs, and trash.
As crows are intelligent and adaptable animals, traps are largely ineffective. The best method of crow removal is contacting Critter Control. Our trained professionals are well versed in crow behavior and can efficiently remove large populations. Equipped with the necessary resources and knowledge, wildlife control specialists offer safe and legal removal of crow infestations.
Control and Safety
Since crows are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, residents may only take steps to control the birds if they pose a threat to property or health. To prevent large numbers of crows from roosting nearby, property owners can thin the branches of large, dense trees. Crows also respond to frightening tactics, such as hanging effigies of dead crows and playing recorded distress calls over loudspeakers. In agricultural areas, wires and fishing line strung over the tops of crops in a grid often prove effective in repelling the birds.
Crows do not typically enter homes but may nest or roost near human habitations on farms or in urban areas. When large groups of crows gather to roost, they can be extremely loud, especially during the early morning hours just before dawn. The noisy presence of crows is compounded by the fact that their droppings can spur the growth of histoplasmosis fungus, which causes respiratory disease in humans.
Do crows harm people or property?
Crow damage mainly occurs to farms and gardens, where the birds find easy meals of seeds, grain, corn, fruit, or vegetables. The noise caused by large roosts in towns and cities may disturb residents, and the birds may cause damage to trees or rooftops. Crows may also cause health hazards for humans and livestock by spreading diseases and parasites.