How to Get Rid of Crows

How to Get Rid of Crows

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Crows are frequently a big agricultural pest bird due to their fondness for corn and other farm crops, but they are a minor urban pest compared to the pigeon, starling or house sparrow. These birds can overwhelm trees, creating a lot of noise and harassing people and animals in the vicinity which can be a nuisance to the suburban resident. Furthermore, like any pest bird, dropping buildup can lead to structural damage from the uric acid while also posing a health risk due to the harborage of disease.

Physical Deterrents are the Best Way to Keep Crows Away

Bird Barrier offers several solutions to repel crows. The best solution is complete exclusion with a 2" mesh StealthNet. Many ledge problems can be solved by using products such as Bird-Coil, Birdwire, Bird-Flite and Dura-Spike spikes or Bird-Shock electrical track.

Steps to Deter Crows

To determine how to best solve a pigeon problem, we must first know the answer to two questions:

1. What is the bird pressure?
  • Heavy: Birds are nesting, extremely committed to the site
  • Medium: Birds are eating nearby, really like this site
  • Light: Birds are hanging out here from time to time, not really committed

2. What are the crows landing on?
  • Roof peak
  • Trees
  • Narrow ledge
  • Wide ledge
  • Pipe
  • Flat surface
  • Signs
  • Protected nook
  • Underside of loading dock roof, on pipes and beams

Roof Peak
  1. Medium Pressure: Bird-Shock Flex-Track
  2. Medium Pressure: Bird Spikes » Bird-Flite or Dura-Spike
  3. Light Pressure: Bird Barrier Optical Gel

Trees
  1. All Pressures: Tree-Shock
  2. All Pressures: Optical Gel

Narrow Ledge (less than 6 in.)
  1. Heavy Pressure: BirdSlide
  2. Heavy Pressure: Bird-Shock Flex-Track
  3. Medium or Light Pressure: Bird Barrier Optical Gel
  4. Medium or Light Pressure: Bird Spikes » Bird-Flite or Dura-Spike

Wide Ledge (more than 6 in.)
  1. Heavy Pressure: StealthNet
  2. Heavy Pressure: Bird-Shock Flex-Track
  3. Heavy Pressure: BirdSlide
  4. Medium or Light Pressure: Bird Barrier Optical Gel
  5. Medium or Light Pressure: Bird Spikes » Bird-Flite or Dura-Spike

Pipe
  1. All Pressures: TowerGuard
  2. All Pressures: Birdwire with Railing Clamps
  3. All Pressures: Bird Spikes » Bird-Flite or Dura-Spike

Flat Surface
  1. Large Area - Medium or Light Pressure: Daddi Long Legs
  2. Large Area - Medium or Light Pressure: Eagle Eye
  3. Large Area - Medium or Light Pressure: StealthNet (over roof top)
  4. Smaller Area - Medium or Light Pressure: Bird Barrier Optical Gel

Signs
  1. Heavy Pressure: StealthNet
  2. Medium or Light Pressure: Bird Barrier Optical Gel
  3. Medium or Light Pressure: Bird-Shock Flex-Track

Protected Nook
  1. All Pressures: StealthNet

Underside of Loading Dock, on Pipes and Beams
  1. All Pressures: StealthNet
  2. Medium to Light pressure: Bird Barrier Optical Gel

Audio/Visual Deterrents Also Work for Crows

It is possible to drive away large flocks of Crows and other blackbirds with audio/visual scare devices such as the Bird Gard unit combined with visual scare devices like Scare Eye Balloons, Octopus and Flash Tape. To maximize effectiveness, hang visual products in trees before commencing noise campaign.

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