Crows are highly intelligent birds, but even so each and every American wants to send these birds away from their property. Crows can be extremely irritating due to the raucous calls they make and nevertheless, due to the damage they can produce in your garden. These noisy birds will eat almost anything in the garden from freshly planted seeds to young grown vegetables. Also they can make a real mess in the bird feeder, eating every single grain and beating other nice-chirping birds.
As a matter of fact, crows are social birds that move from one place to another alongside with their families so, when you see one crown, there are probably more.
In case you are among those Americans that want to scare these annoying birds away, you would probably want to know some helpful tips.
How to get rid of crows in the garden?
- Make the yard less attractive to the crows by cleaning it well. Do not have any bits of food or garbage lying around. With nothing readily available to eat, the crows are less likely to invade your yard.
- Scare away the crows. The most traditional way of scaring off unwanted birds, such as crows, is to build a scarecrow. Use a bamboo pole stake and old clothes that will flap in the wind.
- Hang a plastic owl in your yard. Although this will have some effect, the crows will soon get wise to the fact that it’s fake.
- Hang up something shiny across your yard. Crows dislike anything shiny. Many people repel crows by hanging several CDs on a string across the yard.
- Hang up shiny aluminum plates. This will work the same way as the CDs, and if they are hung up close enough together to make a noise, that’s even better.
- Play CDs of sounds of the predators of crows to frighten off the crows.
- Some people like shooting the birds. However you should check the legality of doing this first, as in some states crows are a protected species, which can only be killed in designated areas at certain times of the year.
- Hang a fake dead crow upside down from a stick or from your patio cover so that it moves a little in the wind. Real crows are supposed to find fake crows to be so disturbing that they fly away. They may consider upside-down crows to signal danger.