Crow Control

Crow Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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Crows are one of America’s best-known bird species. They are extremely adaptable and highly intelligent. This makes them tricky adversaries for property owners looking to control their presence.

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APPEARANCE

Large birds, crows grow between 17 and 21 inches long. The pests are completely black in color, including their beaks and talons. They’re easily identified by their familiar “caw” sound.

DIET

These birds are omnivores that easily adapt to whatever food is available given the region and season. Crows eat insects, snakes, other bird eggs, garbage, carrion, plants, and vegetables, particularly targeting corn. Their skill at hunting and scavenging makes it difficult to control their numbers by eliminating food supply.

HABITAT

Highly adaptable, crows can be found in woodlands, orchards, on farms, in suburban neighborhoods, and urban areas. They live in bulky nests, which are framed with sticks, strengthened with mud and grass, and lined with soft material like moss, feathers, and more grass. Crows build them in trees at least 10 feet off the ground. As social animals, there are also winter nights when the pests communally roost. These gatherings can number in the thousands.

TREATMENT SOLUTIONS

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Because crows are able to thrive just about anywhere, they often end up visiting and living in yards. They build their nests in nearby trees, scavenge food from trash cans and gardens, and store excess food in the grass or rain gutters.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Large numbers of crows can overwhelm an area with noise and harass both people and other animals. The pests generate voluminous droppings and odor and create health risks. Flocks spread diseases like gastroenteritis and avian cholera, with their scavenging habits increasing the risk of transmission. Roosts can also be home to mold that causes histoplasmosis, which infects people who breathe in spores.

Crows also exhibit peculiar habits that can disturb and annoy homeowners. They sometimes leave dead animals in birdbaths and other standing water to soak up fluid that can be carried back to the flock. Crow parents become aggressive toward people who unknowingly get too close to their nests in late spring and early summer, when babies are just beginning to venture out. There have been reports of crows tearing off the windshield wiper blades from parked cars, as well.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

In general, exclusion isn’t effective against crows, but there are some things property owners can try. Keep garbage bins securely lidded at all times, don’t leave pet food outside, and only use birdfeeders specially made for smaller species. To preserve backyard gardens, cover certain plants and small areas with plastic netting to keep crows out.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Getting crows to flee a given area is often a losing proposition for novices. The birds are not easy to fool, and something that works for a day or two can quickly become ineffective. Homeowners find themselves having to always stay one step ahead the crows, which becomes tiring and discouraging. The easiest, surest way to rid a yard of crows is to call the wildlife removal experts at Trutech. They have the animal control expertise to safely remove the pests for good.


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