State College Borough’s crew will begin crow harassment activities, Friday, January 4th in the evening starting at 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The crew will be shooting off aerial noisemakers to drive the roosting crows into less populated areas.  This is a non-harmful method for displacing the crows. 

If necessary, these activities will be conducted again next Monday through Wednesday, January 7-9, during the same hours. The crew will be dressed in their fluorescent green work clothes and have been instructed on proper use and safety precautions with the pyro-techniques.
Crows are attracted to urban areas like State College because they generally feel safe around people, have ample agricultural fields in close proximity, like the ambient light, and have fewer predators in urban areas. Crows cause various issues for the community with noise and debris from roosting.
All questions about this operation should be sent directly to the Public Works Department at

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