State College Borough Public Works crews on Friday will use aerial noisemakers to disperse roosting crows from downtown to less populated areas.
Work will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. fluorescent green work clothes and have been instructed on proper use and safety precautions for the pyrotechnics, according to a borough news release.
Noisemakers are “a non-harmful method for displacing crows,” a borough news release said.
Both the borough and Penn State typically use noisemakers in the winter each year to drive crows out of more urban areas.
“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,” the news release said. “Crows cause various issues for the community with noise and debris from roosting.”
If necessary, crow harassment activities will continue Jan. 7-9 from 6 to 9 p.m.