Corvid Bird Control & Management
Predator Pest Solutions are specialists in corvid management. If you would like a free no obligation quote, please call us on 0800 112 3480 or fill in the form on the right.
Information on Corvids
Corvids is the name given to members of the Corvidae family, this includes the following:
- Carrion Crows (Corvus corone)
- Magpies (Pica pica)
- Rooks (Corvus frugilegus)
- Jackdaws (Corvus monedula)
Corvids are known to be very aggressive towards other animals and even humans, demonstrating mobbing behaviour when threatened or breeding, which can often result in injury or death to a mobbed animal. Corvid species will commonly be found in intraspecific (same species) groups and are believed to have a strong social dynamic amongst themselves. All corvid species are predominantly omnivorous scavengers and predators, some of which demonstrate a great deal of intelligence when trying to extract fruit and nuts. All species defined by the term corvids can be found to eat carrion (dead animals) and raid birds’ nests to eat their eggs, as well as some selecting live prey such as mice and frogs.
Corvid (Crows, Magpies, Rooks & Jackdaw) Risks & Environmental Impact
In rural areas, corvids can have a negative impact on livestock, poultry, game farms or release pens and equestrian facilities. Corvids will feed on the defenceless young of livestock such as lambs and calves, they will generally peck at the soft parts of the young such as eyes, tongues and rectums, leaving the animal to die an unpleasant death. More mature livestock can also be attacked by corvids if they become stuck in fencing or injure themselves to the point of incapacitation. Crows and magpies will target the eggs in birds’ nests as an easy meal, it is for this reason that they pose a threat to not only the wild song bird populations, but also poultry farms and game farms or release pens, as crows have also been known to take small game birds such as red legged partridge. In recent years song birds and other farmland birds have suffered a dramatic decline in population, whereas corvid species have shown an accelerated increase in population density.
Corvid Bird Control & Management
Our corvid management team specialises in the control of corvids within both urban and rural areas, controlling the population to promote song bird populations or reduce the loss of poultry, livestock or game species. With many years’ experience in effective management of corvids, the team have a variety of different management options to suit different corvid management requirements. The team conducts ethical and sustainable management of the corvid populations and tailor each job to the requirements of both the land and the client.
If you have a corvid management problem:
- Try to log any damage to the property
- Highlight roosting locations, flock size and sighting times.
- Where possible take photographs to aid in identification.
- Ensure any food or refuse is safely stored away.
- Ensure all areas requiring inspection are easily accessible.
- Call Predator Pest Solutions.
On arrival, our technician will:
- Establish the location and estimate size of the corvid management issue.
- Determine the most appropriate method for access and treatment.
- Brief the customer on their findings and recommended next steps.
- Ensure the safety of others.
- Wear their protective equipment and commence with the treatment.
- Determine the correct and optimum locations for any traps and deploy these with minimum impact to the customer.
- If required, implement a regular monitoring regime and maintain a site plan of the bait or trap locations.
- Make arrangements to complete any requested proofing of the property.
- Ensure the area is left safe and provide a written report.