Crow Away, the “proven, safe and most humane way to deter crows”. I read the number of positive online testimonials and decided to give it ago. I paid for the full Crow Away Android app from the Google app store.
Crows are significant nuisance in suburbia, picking off rubbish from bins, pecking fruit of trees and displacing more favourable birds.
Basic first test
My first test case was using the phone app in the park whenever crows would come nearby,. In this instance the Crow Away app was played on my speaker which I left on the ground for 5 to 10 minutes. What I found was in some cases crows would be within five meters without any noticeable deterrent.
Lengthy second test
The second attempt was a lengthy trial, to see if crows could be deterred from picking off the mangos in my mango tree.
A speaker was positioned pointed directly at the mango tree. The Crow Away app was played everyday during daylight hours. Even after two weeks of constant playing, I conclude that there is no noticeable difference in the crows congregating around the tree. The problem of crows picking at my mangos still persists.
For both my situations, Crow Away didn’t not work and deter crows. I would not recommend this product to others.