Date of this Version
Peebles, L.W. and J.O Spencer Jr. 2020. Common Ravens. Wildlife Damage Management Technical Series. USDA, APHIS, WS National Wildlife Research Center. Fort Collins, Colorado. 17p.
Damage Management Methods for Common Ravens
Type of Control -- Available Management Options
Exclusion -- Often ineffective or impractical
Fertility Control -- None available
Frightening Devices -- Effigies • Pyrotechnics and propane cannons • Lasers and flashing lights
Habitat Modification -- Bale and bury garbage • Install dumpsters with secure lids • Remove or bury dead livestock • Remove abandoned houses, sheds, and barns to eliminate nesting structures
Nest Treatment -- Allowed with proper Federal and State permits; Egg oiling or addling and nest destruction
Repellents -- Methiocarb (EPA Reg. No. 56228-33) • Methyl anthranilate (food-grade grape flavoring agent)
Shooting -- Allowed with proper Federal and State permits; Requires use of non-toxic/non-lead ammunition
Toxicants -- Compound DRC-1339 Concentrate (EPA Reg. No. 56228-29, 56228-63); May only be used by USDA Wildlife Services employees or people working under their supervision.
Trapping -- Allowed with proper Federal and State permits; Live-trapping with modified soft-catch #1½, #2 or #3 coil-spring traps