Crows in E.Utica, Mayors answer, you wont believe it.

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Shortsays

Utica, NY

#1 Mar 12, 2014
City officials have tried everything from lasers to making some noise of their own through various machines. Nothing has solved the crow problem for good. Public Works Commissioner Dave Short says he and the mayor checked out the problem in the east Utica neighborhoods Tuesday night. He says they've contacted the state Department of Environmental Conservation and that officials there have said consistency is the key to driving crows out of a neighborhood.

"You've got to be there consistently at that tree for them not to come back. So that's why I'm saying to homeowners, if you have a particular tree in your backyard that the crows like to roost in, it's best to go get a bright light and laser pen and sit there when you're there, to disrupt the birds. The city does not have the resources to sit there in your backyard and to that all night long."

Short says the city is still exploring solutions, but that the best bet for consistency is the homeowner.

All the city has done is chase and relocate these birds. Can you believe the mayor and Shorts answer to the solution? It is now up to the homeowner. You can't make this stuff up folks.
heckle and jeckle

Utica, NY

#2 Mar 12, 2014
Shortsays wrote:
City officials have tried everything from lasers to making some noise of their own through various machines. Nothing has solved the crow problem for good. Public Works Commissioner Dave Short says he and the mayor checked out the problem in the east Utica neighborhoods Tuesday night. He says they've contacted the state Department of Environmental Conservation and that officials there have said consistency is the key to driving crows out of a neighborhood.
"You've got to be there consistently at that tree for them not to come back. So that's why I'm saying to homeowners, if you have a particular tree in your backyard that the crows like to roost in, it's best to go get a bright light and laser pen and sit there when you're there, to disrupt the birds. The city does not have the resources to sit there in your backyard and to that all night long."
Short says the city is still exploring solutions, but that the best bet for consistency is the homeowner.
All the city has done is chase and relocate these birds. Can you believe the mayor and Shorts answer to the solution? It is now up to the homeowner. You can't make this stuff up folks.
I thought the city bought a $10,000 lazer gun last year to disperse the crows .
oh brother

Wilmington, DE

#3 Mar 12, 2014
Have obama stop welfare, they'll die off.
true man

Utica, NY

#4 Mar 12, 2014
What happened to the lazer gun that the city bought.
underdog

United States

#5 Mar 12, 2014
true man wrote:
What happened to the lazer gun that the city bought.
they are mounting it on top of the armadillo
underdog

Wilmington, DE

#6 Mar 12, 2014
I wish I could mount the armadilldo, dad would be proud of me.
Angela

Utica, NY

#7 Mar 12, 2014
Keep those freaken birds on Eagle, Albany, Allen. They deserve them.
proctor park riggies

New Hartford, NY

#9 Mar 13, 2014
Should have seen the crows flocking at the county building. Had to be 1,000 of them waiting to sign up for welfare.
jack

Utica, NY

#10 Mar 13, 2014
true man wrote:
What happened to the lazer gun that the city bought.
Palmieri sold it and pocketed the money.
Relocator

Utica, NY

#11 Mar 13, 2014
All the city does is move them around. From so utica to downtown back to so utica and now to east utica and mvcc area. Utica at its finest.
american

Utica, NY

#12 Mar 13, 2014
They must be killed or they will always relocate. If I had the problem in my yard I would be out with lights and laser. Maybe poison and BB gun too. They make a horrible mess. Get your neighbors together and help yourselves.
Hmmm

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Mar 13, 2014
Must be nice to be a crow in Utica, or a pigeon in NYC.

Utica really ought to be reclaimed by possums and brush. I think it would be a big improvement over drug dealers and petty criminals. Compared to THAT blight, the crows are no big deal.
Julius Johnson

South Easton, MA

#14 Mar 13, 2014
Many cities around NY have problems with crows. Albany, troy, Rochester, Alburn, Watertown and Utica. Maybe Utica should contact the other cities and find out how they deal with them. Consistent harassment works but ultimately the crows will adjust. The best solution is lethal control. Eventually someone is going to get ill or die from fecal contamination. They can always hope the crow population gets a lethal virus that lowers the population and mother nature takes care of it.
Vin Eichler

Utica, NY

#15 Mar 13, 2014
true man wrote:
What happened to the lazer gun that the city bought.
I think the laser gun should reside next to the giant watering can at the zoo.
vescera riggies

New Hartford, NY

#17 Mar 13, 2014
Julius Johnson wrote:
Many cities around NY have problems with crows. Albany, troy, Rochester, Alburn, Watertown and Utica. Maybe Utica should contact the other cities and find out how they deal with them. Consistent harassment works but ultimately the crows will adjust. The best solution is lethal control. Eventually someone is going to get ill or die from fecal contamination. They can always hope the crow population gets a lethal virus that lowers the population and mother nature takes care of it.
The city can't use lethal means because the tree huggers & peta will go apeshit.
you moron

Utica, NY

#18 Mar 13, 2014
Hmmm wrote:
Must be nice to be a crow in Utica, or a pigeon in NYC.
Utica really ought to be reclaimed by possums and brush. I think it would be a big improvement over drug dealers and petty criminals. Compared to THAT blight, the crows are no big deal.
the DRUGS are all over, which the LEAST is Utica....Haven't been around have ya, moron!
Hmmm

United States

#19 Mar 13, 2014
No kidding. Really? Wow.@@
Chaharly

Council Bluffs, IA

#20 May 22, 2014
Are they nesting in town?
Ex Utican

Utica, NY

#21 May 22, 2014
utica invented crows

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#22 May 22, 2014
Are we all talking about the same thing here?

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