Maintenance supervisors and workers have their work cut out for them when they deal with goose droppings all over the lawns on golf courses, parks and cemeteries. Goose deterrent methods are needed ASAP for these kinds of locations. Interruption of a golf game when the golfers have paid hundreds of dollars to play the course will make for some unhappy golfers. Geese can also be a real nuisance at parks and cemeteries. Geese are known to be quite aggressive and will chase animals and small children.
When their natural predators such as foxes and coyotes are not around to chase them away, geese will gather in huge numbers and then you have a real mess and a lot of noise. Geese are more often found near water sources such as lakes, reservoirs, large ponds and rivers. Thankfully, there are highly effective and humane goose control methods that can be installed to get rid of geese in these areas.
Effective Geese Deterrents
There are great geese deterrent products out on the market. Sonic deterrents work well. Ultrasonic devices will not work, so make sure that it is a sonic sound deterrent. Geese hear at the same level as humans, so if you cannot hear it, they will not be able to either. The sonic sound deterrents work with the goose’s natural fear of predators by broadcasting distress calls and predator calls. Some units can cover as many as four acres of land. The speakers can be directed towards certain areas.
There are also non-toxic liquid goose deterrents that discourage geese from eating the grass since it leaves a bad taste and sensation in their mouth. The active ingredient is grape extract and it is safe for pets and humans. One application lasts up to two weeks outdoors, and it won’t wash off with rain or sprinklers. The liquid deterrent is ideal for large outdoor areas. The best chemical goose control products are registered with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure they can be safely used.
There are also visual deterrents that are effective and are great goose-scare devices. These include scare balloons and flash tape. Geese like to feel comfortable when they nest and roost and bird scare deterrents make them uncomfortable. The best balloons have large predator eye designs that look threatening to the geese. Flash tape is reflective in the sun and rustles in the breeze, making geese even more nervous.
To ensure maximum effectiveness, goose deterrents should be set up before geese arrive. They should also be used at night when geese tend to roost. It is recommended to use these methods together since geese may eventually get used to them and no longer see one particular goose control product as a threat.