Facts About Crows as Pest Birds

Crow is a black bird averaging around 18 inches long have black feathers, beaks, legs and feet. Crows and ravens look very much alike and are often misidentified for each other. Differ from ravens in appearance by their shorter, thinner beaks, and are about six inches shorter than a raven.

Lives 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.

Also 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 anatomy
Full body Crows anatomy
Crow feather detailed


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 them off roof lines and ledges by installing Bird Spikes, Bird Jolt Flat Track or other physical bird deterrents to prevent them from landing.

Keep them off street lights, A.C. units, signs and other areas with the Repeller 360°, Bird Spider or the Solar Bird Repeller.

Crows are omnivorous scavengers eating anything from seeds and grain to invertebrates and discarded food in garbage. Block them 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 them from coming back. The Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler also works well at keeping off lawn areas.

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