Deterring Crows But Keeping Other Birds - Knowledgebase Question

Savannah, GA
Question by KRapach
April 13, 2001
We just bought a house and started our rose and perennial garden. Now we are inundated with crows poking our lawn and dislodging some of our perennials. If we put up a "scarecrow-like" post, will it keep other birds from coming to our birdbath? We also planted plants to attract butterflies. Will the "scarecrow" keep them away? Thank you


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Answer from NGA
April 13, 2001

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Noise makers like a radio (got any neighbors who might be bothered?), aluminum pie pans on a scarecrow or line, metallic flash tape and mylar balloons (the reflection bothers the birds), have been used with varying degrees of success. Varying your scare tactics works best, as it keeps the birds from getting used to them.

Good luck!


Noise makers like a radio (got any neighbors who might be bothered?), aluminum pie pans on a scarecrow or line, metallic flash tape and mylar balloons (the reflection bothers the birds), have been used with varying degrees of success. Varying your scare tactics works best, as it keeps the birds from getting used to them.

Good luck!

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