Wild Geese and Other Bird Deterrents
How to Get Rid of Geese
If you live near a pond, golf course, public park or any sort of large rural area located by water, you are very likely familiar with geese. These pesky creatures may be elegant, but can easily be major nuisances--creating constant, noisy havoc and leaving large amounts of noxious excrement all over your property. The unfortunate truth is geese are extremely common across North American communities due to the lack of any true predators in these developed environments. Whereas the wolves, foxes and other animals that traditionally hunted geese could not survive in developed urban and suburban areas, geese have been just pesky enough to thrive and survive through these harrowing habitats. Unfortunately for you, that means that geese will continue to live and procreate near your property unrestrained. Fortunately, there are a variety of means available to eliminate geese from around your residence.
1. Get a product like the "Away With Geese®", Prowler Owl, Sonic Shield, or Solar Repeller to harass (humanly) the geese and keep them away.
2. Keep your food away from the geese and don't feed them. Geese work to seek out known feeding grounds. If you feed a herd of geese even once, they will very likely return to that area again and again expecting food. Even if you refuse to feed them again, they will mull around the area and pick away at your lawn or other vegetation.
3. Use decoys. Placing fake plastic swans around your property will naturally deter geese from hanging about. Because swans are larger and more violent and territorial than geese, the herd of geese will avoid any confrontations with swans at all costs. Placing some cheap swans around your property is a cheap, easy and passive way to avoid geese from inhabiting your property.
4. Turn your dog loose. Larger dogs, especially instinctively herding canines like Labradors, are great deterrents for geese. Don't sick your smaller dog on the geese, because they may attack it in large numbers and potentially injure your pet.
5. Install audio and visual repellents. There are now many products available which passively disturb the geese and cause them to flee your property. Audio signals may be heard by you and neighbors, though, and actually disturb you, as well, so visual repellents may be better if you live in a populated area. These devices send reflections of light across the pond or grazing area of the geese, keeping them alert, scared of predators and unable to sleep. If geese feel constantly under attack and unable to rest, they will determine the area unsafe and uninhabitable, choosing no longer to roost on your property.
6. Deter goose habitation in the first place. By keeping your lawn trim and doing away with tall grasses and vegetation around your property and any area of standing water, you can prevent geese from settling on your property at all.