Tired of dealing with geese invading your home or business? Geese have a reputation for being noisy, messy, and oftentimes aggressive.
Geese can adapt to almost any place that offers grass, water, and a safe place to lay eggs. Once these birds stumble upon your property and start feeling comfortable, they won’t be leaving anytime soon.
Thankfully, there are a few easy ways you can effectively manage your goose problem and take back your property. Try these five tricks for keeping geese off of your commercial or residential property:
Don’t feed them
Avoid leaving food where geese may congregate. Not only is human food bad for their digestive systems, but it also encourages them to return for more. Avoid tossing scraps to geese and make sure to clean up any food that may be left behind from picnics or afternoon snacks. If it is a public space, like a park or apartment complex, you may want to post signs that discourage people from feeding geese and other animals.
Use physical deterrents
Physical deterrents like floating swan statues are a simple alternative for pesky geese. If there is any bird that can match geese in aggression, it’s the swan. Geese know this and will usually avoid hanging out in the same space as them. Placing a fake swan on your property will cause geese to think twice and likely keep them from coming onto your property.
A coyote decoy is another alternative to swan statues, as coyotes are a natural predator to geese. Geese will typically avoid an area if the statue is visible. Some geese might catch on to statues or decoys being fake and may ignore them. If this happens try moving physical deterrents once a day.
Plant shrubbery around ponds and other bodies of water
Geese prefer waterfront property with easy access and clear views. This is because they like to keep an eye on their surroundings, and tall grasses and shrubbery prevent them from doing so. Growing plants that reach two to three feet will make your water less appealing and send the geese on a search for someone else’s pond.
Use audio devices
Audio deterrents are a non-harmful way to get rid of geese from your home or business. They produce loud noises from common geese predators and scare them from making a home on your property. Some devices are solar-powered and can be more convenient for far off locations with limited access to electricity.
Use a professional, effective goose and bird repellent
If decoys and devices aren’t working, try using a liquid bird repellent. At Avian Enterprise, we developed Avian Migrate™, an EPA-registered liquid goose repellent that offers professional-grade solutions that are safe for humans, plants, other animals, and the geese that it targets.Geese Invasion? How to Keep Geese Away From Your Property