The state Department of General Services said it will begin its annual crow dispersal program at the state Capitol on Thursday.
Capitol Police offices will discharge blank rounds and whistling devices to deter crows from roosting on the grounds.
DGS Secretary Sheri Phillips said the measures are not harmful to people, crows, other animals or the environment.
She said dispersing the crows helps to maintain safety on sidewalks by reducing the amount of waste that can present a slipping hazard to pedestrians, especially in wet weather.
Police will disperse the crows each evening from approximately 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., as needed, throughout the coming weeks.