Scientific Name: Corvus brachyrhynchos
Netting to exclude crows from high-value crops or small areas.
Protect ripening corn in gardens by covering each ear with a paper cup or sack
after the silk has turned brown.
Widely-spaced lines or wires placed around sites needing protection may have
some efficacy in repelling crows, but further study is needed.
Alternate or decoy foods; example: scatter whole corn, preferably softened by
water, through a field to protect newly planted corn seedlings.
Use with roosts, crops, and some other situations. Frightening devices include
recorded distress or alarm calls, pyrotechnics, various sound-producing devices,
chemical frightening agents (Avitrol®), lights, bright objects, high-pressure
water spray, and, where appropriate, shotguns.
None are registered.
None are registered
Check laws before trapping. Australian crow decoy traps may be useful near a
high-value crop or other areas where a resident population is causing damage.
Proper care of traps and decoy birds is necessary.
crows uninjured in size No. 0 or No. 1 steel traps that have the jaws wrapped
with cloth or rubber.
Helpful as a dispersal or frightening technique but generally not effective in
reducing overall crow numbers. Crows may be hunted during open seasons. Check
with your state wildlife agency for local restriction.