It seems that geese are becoming more prevalent in urban areas. In the newer areas that have been built up, there are more parks and golf courses with water sources. The water source and grassy areas are what attract the geese. Living next to an ocean, river, lake or reservoir are also areas that geese are attracted to.
Geese can be destructive to your yard. They chase small pets and sometime toddlers. They graze off your lawn and plants, including the garden. If there is a pool in the backyard, the goose droppings will also contaminate the pool water. The droppings can cause bacterial problems in the pool and on the grassy areas. The droppings carry disease such as histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis, giardia and swimmer’s itch. There are humane goose deterrents on the market that will keep these birds off your lawn and out of your pool.
Liquid Goose Repellent
Liquid good repellent is an excellent goose control product that can be sprayed over the grassy areas. The active ingredient that gets rid of the geese in this liquid bird control product is methylanthranilate. This ingredient irritates the goose’s trigeminal nerves and their mucous membranes. There is no fear with the bird control product around humans or domestic animals or even the geese. The goose repellent is non-toxic and safe for all. The gallon container of the goose repellent will cover 16,000 square feet. The goose repellent will last approximately three months and will not wash off with rain or watering.
Goose Sound Deterrent
A goose sound deterrent is a more advanced from of a goose deterrent. This type of goose deterrent system broadcasts pre-recorded goose distress calls. The series of goose distress calls have been recorded in their natural habitat. The sound deterrent system repeats the calls every ten minutes. The geese hear the distress calls and will want to avoid the area and move to a “safer” environment. The systems are constructed of a rugged plastic and are weather-resistant and come with a built in speaker. The coverage of the one speaker is an acre. There is capability of adding four satellite speakers, which will ensure maximum coverage.