U.S. Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service



Date of this Version

April 2001


Published in Wildlife Services' Tech Note. USDA/APHIS.


DRC-1339 is an avicide registered by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) Wildlife Services (WS) program for the control of blackbirds, starlings, pigeons, crows, ravens, magpies, and gulls. Only certified applicators working for WS, or persons under their direct supervision, can apply this avicide. APHIS/WS has five DRC-1339 products registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use for bird problems that cannot be resolved by other commercially available products. The Compound DRC-1339 Concentrate- Livestock, Nest, and Fodder Depredations registration (1 339-COR) provides for the use of egg or meat baits to control damage to livestock, wildlife nests, and fodder tubes caused by ravens, crows, and magpies (corvids).