During breeding season, the geese breed and lay about four to eight eggs at one time. It takes approximately thirty days to incubate under the watchful eye of the mom and dad. A mother goose in her lifetime will hatch up to fifty geese. Geese are abundance and it is easy to realize why.
They can be quite a nuisance however. If there is a water source, there will be geese. Parks, airports, golf courses and many planned communities are in constant battle with the pest geese. Geese love freshly manicured lawns. They will graze on the plants, weeds and grass. They will easily destroy the grassy area, and will leave in their wake a lot of droppings. Goose droppings and most other bird droppings are known to carry over 60 transmittable diseases, and some of them are airborne.
Goose repellents should be installed where geese are rampant. Geese droppings can pose a hazard to domestic animals as well as humans. Cats can maneuver around the droppings on the grass naturally, but the dogs love to roll around in it and even eat it. There was a study done by the CDC on a resident flock of Canada Geese in Georgia and North Carolina. There was proof that antibiotic resistant E coli were carried by the geese. It is obvious how one can be affected when the dog comes charging inside after rolling around on the grass laden with goose poop after what appears to be a safe time at the park.
There are many goose repellents that are humane and safe. Liquid goose repellent is highly effective and very cost effective as well. Liquid goose repellent is a non-toxic liquid that can be sprayed on the grass area and any shrubs. The ingredient in the liquid goose repellent is a grape extract, Methyl Anthranilate. This causes the mucous membranes and trigeminal nerves to be irritated, and they will not like it at all. It will keep the geese off the grass, yet the area will still be safe for any domestic animals.
There are many choices of goose repellents. There is also sound deterrents, motion activated sprinklers and coyote decoys to get rid of geese from your property.