Facts About Crows as Pest Birds
Crow is a black bird averaging around 18 inches long. Crows have black feathers, beaks, legs and feet. Crows and ravens look very much alike and are often misidentified for each other. Crows differ from ravens in appearance by their shorter, thinner beaks, and are about six inches shorter than a raven.
Crows live in a variety of different settings. They can be found in parks, woodland areas, orchards, farms, as well as urban and suburban settings.
Crows are omnivorous, they will eat anything from seeds, grains, and fruits, to invertebrates, carrion (scavenged carcass), and small animals.
HOW TO DETER CROWS
Crow is known to be on of the most intelligent species of bird. If you address the feature that is attracting them to your property, you will have better success at getting them to move on.
Crows live in tight knit communities that work together to defend their territories. They may choose a high point on your home or building as a lookout point.
Keep crows off roof lines and ledges by installing Bird Spikes, Bird Jolt Flat Track or other physical bird deterrents to prevent them from landing.
Keep crows off street lights, A.C. units, signs and other areas with the Repeller 360°, Bird Spider or the Solar Bird Repeller.
REMOVE ANY FOOD SOURCE
Crows are omnivorous scavengers eating anything from seeds and grain to invertebrates and discarded food in garbage. Block crows from any possible open food sources such as garbage cans.
Crows will sometimes tear up lawns looking for grubs. You can treat your lawn for grubs to keep the crows from coming back. The Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler also works well at keeping crows off lawn areas.