Crow Removal Services

As social and adaptable birds, crows are a common sight across North America. Crows are intelligent and have been observed creating tools to catch bugs, store food, and work as a team to keep predators away. Due to their unique process of cooperative breeding, American crows remain with their parents for years to help raise additional offspring. This leads to a large number of crows per flock, which can lead to crop damage and noise pollution.

AppearanceBlack Crow Perched at Bottom of Tree in Seattle

Crows are entirely black, including their feet and bills. A fully-grown crow weighs about a pound and has iridescent black feathers. American crows are fairly large birds, with a wingspan of up to 36 inches. Crows are also recognizable due to the unique cawing sounds they produce.


American crows typically reside in areas with ample open field space for foraging and plenty of nearby trees for roosting. Because of this, crows are usually found in open areas like parks, cemeteries, farmlands, and orchards. They occasionally demonstrate migratory propensities by flying south seasonally and then returning for the breeding season. During the colder months of winter, crows are notorious for gathering together in large groups to roost, often in the same area each year.


Do crows get into homes or yards in Seattle?
Crows are commonly found in suburban and urban areas, so they are found in neighborhoods regularly. They thrive in human-inhabited areas because their preferred food sources can often be found in gardens, trash cans, public garbage dumps, and, in the case of carrion, along roadsides. Crows will also invade yards and parks to roost in trees.

Crow Damage

Do crows harm people or property?
The majority of damage caused by crows comes in the form of damaged property. Their foraging activity is harmful to seedlings and ripening crops. Big crow flocks can also cause damage to trees and other sites when they look for a place to roost. In addition, their loud noises create upsetting noise pollution, and their droppings produce unpleasant odors and can even facilitate the spread of diseases like histoplasmosis.

Crow Control and Safety

In order to effectively control crow populations, you must act quickly. Crows can be hard to get rid of once they're established in the area. Productive crow control usually will consist of netting or scare tactics to keep birds away from roosting sites. Keeping trees trimmed before crows arrive to roost can discourage them from the area.

Trapping and Removal

Because crows gather and roost in such big populations, they are fairly hard to remove, especially for untrained homeowners. In fact, DIY crow removal can actually make the problem worse by encouraging the birds to move to a potentially more inconvenient location. Call the professionals at Critter Control of Seattle for effective crow removal services. Our professional wildlife removal technicians will handle your crow problem safely and humanely.

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The true crows are in the genus Corvus; they are large Passerine birds. As a collective group, crows show exceptional intelligence; it would not be at all an exaggeration to classify crows as being to birds what higher primates (including humans) are to mammals.
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