Goose Repellents that are Effective

Sunday, April 13, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose repellentDuring 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.
 

Get Rid of Canada Geese in Parks

Saturday, April 5, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

get rid of geeseCanada geese can cause significant problems when there is no goose control in action.  Geese are sometimes year round invaders in parks and golf courses.  If there are resident geese around, goose control needs to be implemented all year long as well.  Geese will graze along the grass usually near a water source, but it is not only the grazing that is the issue.  More so, the issue is the droppings they leave in their wake.  Accumulated goose droppings can begin to contaminate the area, including the water.  There are many transmittable diseases that humans can catch from the droppings.  Installing goose control methods is a very cost effective way to get rid of geese from an area.

Goose control should include application of combined goose control methods.  It is the most effective way to get rid of geese.  There are experts out there who have successfully tested goose deterrent methods and there are reputable companies that sell these products.

Geese Control Methods

For large areas such as parks, a sound goose deterrent would work well.  Sound devices cover a large area, up to one acre, and additional acreage with added speakers that adapt to the devices.  This type of goose deterrent plays distress calls that alert the geese to danger.  When the geese hear the calls, their natural instinct to flee from danger is alerted and they leave the area.  The sound deterrent devices have an LCD display panel that shows the status and makes it very easy to read and use.   The devices can be programmed to play at different times.  The sound deterrent operates between 65-105 decibels.  Geese and most other birds hear at the same level as humans, so make sure you choose the sonic sound deterrent, not an ultrasonic sound unit.

Liquid goose repellent is another way to keep the geese off the grass.  Liquid goose repellent is a non-toxic substance that can be sprayed on the grass and shrubs.  The active ingredient in the goose repellent is Methyl Anthranilate, which is grape extract.  For some reason this extract irritates the bird’s trigeminal nerves and mucous membranes, and they do not like the sensation of the goose repellent and will fly away to find a more comfortable grazing ground.  This extract will not irritate or harm humans.
 

Get Rid of Geese these Three Ways

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

get rid of geeseGeese should not be allowed to graze on your lawn.  They can be destructive to your grass and contaminate any water source you might have on your property including a backyard pool.  It is not only their grazing and eating of the grass and seeds, but their droppings should be the largest concern.  With any form of goose control, the fresh droppings will be left behind which can cause slip and fall accidents.  Accumulate droppings also harbor diseases and bacteria.

The geese love freshly mowed lawns.  That is why your nicely manicured lawn attracts them.  This is why they are frequently seen in parks and golf courses.  Canada geese are particularly a concern near airports.  Geese have contributed to bird strikes and have been the cause of plane crashes.

There are safe and humane solutions on the market today that get rid of geese and other pest birds.  Implementing a combination of goose control methods is the most effective way to keep geese away from the yard.

Three Goose Control Products that Get rid of Geese

Sound deterrents are an effective way to keep geese away.  Large yards can benefit from the sound goose deterrents as they cover up to an acre of land.  Three acres can be covered with additional speakers.  There are solar sound units that play actual distress goose calls.  The geese will flee the area when they hear the warning calls.

Liquid goose repellent is another way to get rid of geese from your lawn.  The liquid goose repellent is a non-toxic liquid that can be sprayed on the lawn.  The active ingredient that keeps birds off the lawn is Methyl Anthranilate.  This ingredient is essentially a grape extract.  This extract causes the birds’ trigeminal nerves and mucous membranes to be irritated.  They will not like the sensation and immediately fly off to find another location.  The repellent lasts for three months and will not wash off with rain or watering.  It is safe for domestic animals and humans.

A visual goose deterrent such as a coyote decoy is another bird control product that will deter geese from the property.  The coyote decoy is a free standing life size image of the natural predator to the geese and ducks.  This will frighten the geese away.  The coyote decoys are made of weather resistant plastic.

These three methods of goose control will efficiently and effectively take care of the nuisance goose problem.
 

Want a Goose Free Spring? Goose Repellents Needed

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose repellentThe geese can be fun to watch.  Their flying V-formations are amazing.  Their mating rituals of chasing each other around are quite entertaining.  What is not so delightful is their eating all the grass seed and leaving behind goose droppings that harbor parasites and other insects and diseases.  The geese can eat up to a half of a pound of grass a day.  They can swiftly destroy lawns, greenbelts, parks and even golf courses.  If there is any type of water feature nearby your property, you are sure to find the geese very active in the area.  They can be intimidating also.  They oftentimes chase after small pets and children.

Great Goose Repellent Choices

There are great goose repellent choices that range from liquid repellents to sound deterrents that frighten and trick the birds into leaving the area.  Whatever goose repellent product you decide to use, use it appropriately so that it will work effectively and efficiently for the entire season.

A non-toxic liquid goose repellent can be sprayed on lawns to make the grass unpalatable to the geese.  This repellent is made from grape extract which is also known by the name Methyl Anthranilate.  This grape extract aggravates the senses of the geese, namely their mucous membranes and trigeminal nerves.  It is safe and humane, the birds simply do not like the feeling, and they will leave the area to find a more comfortable spot.  It is safe for domestic animals and children and will not cause them any discomfort at all.  It will not wash off when watering or if it rains.  It will last at least three months.  A gallon container is enough to effectively cover a 16,000 square feet area.

Another goose repellent that will work for a large area is the Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic.  It is a sound deterrent that broadcasts pre-recorded goose distress calls.  The distress calls will broadcast about every 10 minutes and it alerts the geese to danger.  They will want to avoid the area all together and move on to safer ground. A single device can cover up to an acre of land.  Additional speakers can be added to maximize the coverage to more acres.  The units are easy to program and can be turned off in the evenings if preferred.  There are over 22 different types of called recorded into the unit, so this one device has the ability to scare away many species of birds.

 

Three Effective Ways to Get Rid of Geese

Monday, March 24, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

get rid of geeseGetting rid of geese from your property should be a priority.  The geese can quickly be destructive by eating the grass and contaminating any water source, including the backyard pool.  Fresh droppings are slippery and can cause a fall, but accumulated droppings are more damaging in the long run.  The older droppings often harbor disease, bacteria and diseases and many of the diseases and such can be transmitted to humans.  The geese are attracted to freshly mowed lawns and water.  This is why they tend to gravitate towards parks and golf courses.  Airports are usually located around marsh land or open land with water, and they are considered a real nuisance at the airports, causing many bird spikes each year.

There are safe and humane resolutions on the market today that will get rid of geese and the problems they leave in their wake.  Combining a couple of goose control methods at once is the most effective way to keep birds away from the area, especially the nuisance Canada geese.

Three Goose Repellent Possibilities

  1. Liquid goose repellent is one way to get rid of geese from any grassy area.  Liquid goose repellent is a non-toxic liquid that can be sprayed on the ground.  The active ingredient that keeps birds off the lawn is Methyl Anthranilate.  This ingredient is actually a grape extract.  This extract causes the birds’ trigeminal nerves and mucous membranes to be irritated.  They will not like the feeling and immediately fly off to find another site to graze and poop on.  The repellent last for three months and will not wash off with rain or watering.  It is safe for domestic animals and humans.
  2. A visual goose deterrent such as a coyote decoy is another goose control method that will deter geese from the property.  The coyote decoy is life size imagine of the predator to the geese and ducks.  This will scare the geese away.  There are also visual deterrents such as flash tape and scare balloons.  Both of these will scare the geese away with the shiny reflective material they are made of.
  3. Sound goose deterrents are another way that is effective at keeping geese away.  Large areas can benefit from the sound goose deterrents as they cover up to an acre of land. More acres can be covered with additional speakers.

Any of these three goose control methods used together will effectively and efficiently stop the geese from making themselves at home on your property.
 

Goose Control that is Effective Yet Humane

Friday, March 14, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose repellentNever undervalue the necessity for humane and effective goose control.  There have been lawsuits in federal court where employees have been attacked by geese.  One such lawsuit was from a man at a receiving yard.  He was awarded over $70,000.  This could have been avoided had goose control been in place. 

The geese are enticed by large ponds, seashores, rivers, reservoirs and man-made lakes.  The geese are known to return where they are born, that is why effective goose control methods are needed.  You may think they are flying away, but they will return.  Without proper goose control measures in place huge flocks of geese will be able to lay claim to an area.  But one of the problems of this is that they leave behind disease-carrying droppings in the water and grassy areas where they graze. 

Goose Repellent to the Rescue

Solar goose repellents are ingenious devices to use the goose’s natural fear of predators to scare them away.  Solar goose repellents broadcast actual distress and predator calls.  They cover an acre of land and with additional speakers one solar repeller can cover up to five acres.  Make sure to choose a solar sound goose repellent that plays actual calls of the birds and not ultrasonic noises, as birds hear at the same level as humans and ultrasonic sounds do not deter the pest birds including geese.

Another affordable, humane and effective way to get rid of geese is to use a chemical goose repellent spray.  There is a non-toxic spray that can be applied to shorelines, parks, golf courses, cemeteries and any shrubs or landscape where geese are congregating.  The spray is a non-toxic substance that makes the area unpalatable to the geese so they move on to a more comfortable area.  The active ingredient in the spray is a grape extract.  The extract is safe but it irritates the bird’s trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes through entry in the nose, mouth and eyes.  It is perfectly safe for humans and pets and the geese.

The spray is easily applied using most commercially available hand-held sprayers.  The spray will last for up to three months, and that includes any rain and normal watering of the area.  Get rid of geese once and for all with the liquid goose repellent or the solar goose sound repellents.
 

Goose Control in Public Places

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose controlPest geese, such as the Canada geese, cause major problems to businesses every year. Extensive clean up and repairs are often needed after an infestation of geese that costs business owners millions of dollars each year.  The answer to this problem is simple.  Goose Control.  To get rid of geese and their hazardous droppings means no contamination of water sources at properties such as parks, golf courses, and any other place with a pool or fountain that attracts the pest geese.  When geese find a water source, the flock will move right in.  Other birds such as crows, grackles and gulls also often move into the area.  Some pest birds have large flocks, often times in the thousands.  The area near their roosting site will be inundated with their droppings and will cause contamination of the area.

There are laws and treaties protecting many migratory birds from harm. A safe and humane bird deterrent for the pest geese is required. The best solution for property owners, ground keepers and property managers is to be proactive when it comes to choosing a solution to get rid of geese and other pest birds.

Safe Goose Control Method

There are very effective means available that are also safe and humane.  There is a chemical goose repellent that will deter the geese.  It is a non-toxic liquid spray that can be applied to the grassy areas and any type of landscaping.  The liquid goose repellent is made with methyl anthranilate which is simply a grape extract.  This extract will not harm the grass or plants or any other animals or humans.  The liquid goose repellent comes as a concentrate that you add water to, one part concentrate and twelve parts water.  The repellent spray should last up to three months.  It will not wash off during watering or with rain.  How it works is the extract irritates the geese’s trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes.  The pest geese do not like the sensation of the extract and they will move to a different location, not wanting the extract in their eyes, nose or mouth any longer.  The extract merely makes the area unpalatable to the geese.

Keeping areas where the public will congregate goose free can only help your business.  No one wants to be harassed by aggressive geese and by installing goose control; it keeps the droppings away and the area clean.
 

Get Rid of Geese Before They Try To Move In

Monday, March 10, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

get rid of geeseThe life cycle for geese begins later winter.  Goose couples pair up and begin to return to their previous nesting places.  Waters are opening up at this time usually.  Any non-breeding geese will remain nearby in flocks for feeding during this time as well.  Canada geese have a very strong inclination to return year after year to the place they were born, to the same feeding and nesting spots.  If you had geese last year, you can be sure to expect them this year unless you implement goose repellents that will keep your property free from the geese and their nasty and hazardous droppings.

There is a choice in the way that you get rid of geese.  If you have resident geese, a combination of methods is encouraged.  Geese that have been in urban areas have adapted and gotten use to humans and they are not as fearful as they should be.

Two Goose Repellent Choices

A goose deterrent that uses sound is very effective for large open spaces.  There are sound goose deterrents that broadcast goose-distress calls.  The calls are played at ten minute intervals and this alerts the geese that there is danger and they will want to fly away to a safer spot.  A solar powered sonic unit covers an acre of space.  With additional speakers, three acres can be covered and protected from the nuisance geese.   The units have an LCD display panel that is easy to program and read.  It is constructed of a rigid material that is U.V. protected and is sun and weather resistant and made for long lasting outdoor use.

Another type of method that is an effective goose repellent is a motion activated sprinkler.  The sprinkler hooks up to an average garden hose.  There is an infrared motion sensor that senses the larger pest bird such as geese.  It detects them from 35 feet away.  Once the geese are sensed, the sprinkler instantly releases a spray of water.  The water spray will scare the geese away in fear.  They will remember the burst of water and will not want to return to the area.  This repellent also keeps the crows and pigeons away.  The motion activated sprinkler works day and night.  A nine volt battery will keep this bird deterrent in action for at least six months.

The simple use of sound and water will keep geese away from your property.  Both products are safe and humane and will not harm the birds or any other animal or persons who come in contact with the goose repellents.
 

Goose Control for Landowners

Friday, March 7, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose controlA lot of time is spent on bird prevention and bird elimination by many landowners.  As an example, geese are extremely social and are found in large flocks around golf courses, parks, wetlands, docks, marshes and even residential homes near a water source.  They are very prolific breeders and if allowed to get comfortable and breed on you property you will have a whole gaggle of geese in no time.  Geese are notoriously messy, leaving unsanitary and messy dropping that are very acidic that eat away at the structures they land on including cars, boats, decks and buildings.  In addition, the droppings harbor parasites, bacteria and diseases that can be transmitted to humans.  Effective goose deterrents are needed for this real problem that property owners face.

Safe and Non-Toxic Goose Control

The geese can still be motivated to leave the area even if they have already settled in.  There is a non-toxic goose repellent that can be sprayed on the grassy areas.  The geese will not like the sensation that the spray gives them and they will want to relocation somewhere else.  The ingredient they do not like is a grape extract.  It irritates their mucous membranes and a nerve when they come in contact with the extract through their eyes, nose and mouth.

There are other bird deterrent methods available that work by scaring birds away from the property.  Bird scare methods take advantage of the goose’s natural fear of predators and harm.  Creating a sense of what the geese perceive as danger in their environment will have them flying away to find less frightening surroundings. There are inexpensive bird scare products that have bright colors and predator markings that will scare the geese.  There are scare balloons with predator-like eye decals on the balloon.  The material of the balloon is also shiny and reflective.  This confuses the geese and makes them uncomfortable and will get rid of geese from the area.

Whether the geese are surveying for new territory, or have found a comfortable place to call home, either of these goose deterrent methods used alone or together, can offer property owners peace of mind and useful, safe and non-toxic bird control.
 

Effective Goose Repellents to Use for Private and Public Properties

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose repellentsMillions of dollars is spent each year on the clean-up and repair from the damage to private and public property from the pest bird.  This includes parks, pools, fountains, golf courses and any other property that has a water source and a grassy area to graze when it comes to the pest geese.  Geese feces are known to contaminate the waters as well as the grass areas.  Humans are at risk when there is a large amount of accumulated bird droppings.  There are many diseases and bacteria that can be transmitted to humans through the feces.  The droppings also harbor molds and parasites.

Lethal methods to get rid of geese such as poisons do not need to be considered with so many other methods available on the market.  Many pest birds are protected under local and government laws and treaties.  A good bird control company can help guide you to the right goose repellent that will be effective for your particular problem.  There are many safe and humane products to choose from.

Non-Lethal Goose Repellent Choices

There are non-lethal chemical goose repellents that can be used on the grass and shrubs.  There is a liquid goose repellent that can be applied using a hand or pressure spray gun.  The repellent will not wash off when the area is watered or if it rains.  The liquid goose repellent is registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, so you can feel confident it is safe.  This non-toxic goose repellent is made from a grape extract.  It has been proven that geese do not like the sensation of the extract.  It bothers their mucous membranes and trigeminal nerve but does not harm them in anyway.

A good resource that protects large areas of land or crops is a solar sound deterrent.  A sound deterrent is ideal for deterring geese from big open spaces.  Solar units can cover up to 3 acres of land.  The solar unit is programmed to broadcast goose distress calls at various intervals.  When the geese hear the distress calls, their natural instinct will be to flee the area.  The solar unit is weather resistant and can be programmed to automatically shut off at night.

Liquid goose deterrents and solar units, or best yet, a combination of both will solve the problem and get rid of the geese and their droppings.

 

Urban Canada Goose Control

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose controlLate winter is when the annual life cycle of the geese begins.  Adult pairs usually return to nesting sites as soon as waters open up.   In spring, which can begin as early as late February in some states, the geese begin laying eggs.  This is the time when the geese can be very aggressive, as they will defend their nests and may attack if they feel your presence is threatening.  Non-breeding geese will also remain nearby in feeding flocks during the nesting season.  Goose control is needed if the geese have found a location where they are a threat to the public.  

Discouraging Geese with Goose Control Products

Geese are often known to feed on athletic fields and other large lawns during the day such as golf courses and at night they return to the water sources.  Resident geese tend to stay in the area and this makes it more difficult to get rid of geese from the area.  No one method is comprehensively effective.  A persistent application of a combination of bird control methods is needed and yields the best results.  

Grazing is a practice of the geese and it makes sense to spray a liquid goose repellent onto the grassy areas.  Migrate Goose Repellent is a non-toxic liquid repellent that will deter the geese from the area.  The substance in the goose repellent spray is Methyl Antranilate that is a grape extract that has been proven to repel the pest geese.  The grape extract aggravates the bird’s trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes through entry in the nose, eyes and mouth.  The geese will want to leave the area to find a more comfortable location to graze.

Using visual scare devices will create a visual image that the geese will want to avoid.  There is a very inexpensive flash tape that can be hung around on poles around the water source that will scare the birds.  Geese are reluctant, normally, to hang around when there is an object hovering over their head.  Along with the flash tape there are flat diverters that can be hung also.  Both have shiny reflective surfaces and the diverters have an extra predator feature as part of its design.  The geese believe they are looking into the eyes of a predator.

Initiate goose control management as soon as you notice geese in the area and you will need to be resistant in your methods.  No one method works well with one attempt but using two or three in unison and changing locations will help get rid of the geese permanently.

 

Humane Goose Control for Canada Geese

Monday, February 24, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose control

Wherever there are Canada Geese and no goose control there are goose droppings.  The goose droppings are the main problem that many have with the otherwise harmless waterfowl.

Killing an entire flock is not humane and in many locations would not and should not be an option.  It would only be a temporary fix anyways, as it just creates space for a new flock to just move on in.  Geese should not be harmed just for doing what comes naturally to them, especially when humane,effective solutions are out there that will get rid of geese.

The humane way to scare geese away is to do this before there are any flightless goslings.  Also before any molting and nesting behaviors are going on.  Right as the snow is beginning to melt, way before spring hits and any mating is happening.

Goose Control Needs Planning

There is a chemical goose control as an option that will discourage geese from an area.  The liquid goose control sprays can be applied to grass areas where the geese like to graze.  The active ingredient in the liquid goose control is a grape extract called Methyl Anthranilate.  It is a non-toxic food grade liquid that has been proven to be effective in repelling the geese from outdoor areas.  It works well on geese because they do not like the sensation that irritates their trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes through entry in the mouth, nose and eyes.  They do not like the sensation and will want to stay away from the treated area.

Visual scare balloons can be used alongside the liquid goose control.  The scare balloons use a mock predator eye design to frighten birds away.  Scare balloons are a low cost secondary deterrent to go along with the liquid goose deterrent or other methods such as a motion activated sprinkler and sound deterrents.  The balloons can be placed in front of the area where the geese are a problem.  They mock predator eye and the shiny surface of the balloon will keep the geese at bay.

Geese are intelligent enough to figure out when something does not pose a real threat, so movement and placement of the balloons should very from time to time, and interchanging methods from time to time will keep the goose control fresh and effective.


 

Lawn Goose Deterrents that Keep the Pest Geese Away

Friday, February 21, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose deterrentsIf the geese have found your lawn, you most likely have a pool or hot tub, or a man-made pond.  You might also live near a golf course or a park with lots of water.  You could also be lakeside or near the ocean.  Common theme here is water.  Goose deterrents will inevitably be needed if you live near the water.  Geese and ducks love to graze on the grass near these water sources.  This means destroying your lawn, but it also means they are leaving behind their dirty droppings.

The most common culprit will be the Canada Geese.  Goose droppings are not only an ugly mess, but they can be hazardous to one’s health.  Without a goose deterrent in action, the droppings will accumulate and the diseases, parasites, viruses and other things such as mold and fungus will also start to accumulate in the droppings.  The health hazards include upper respiratory illnesses.  Children, the elderly and those with immune issues are most susceptible to the diseases transmitting to them from the droppings.

DIY Goose Deterrents

It is an easy enough fix.  Goose control can be a DIY project for the homeowner.  One way to guard against the geese is to implement liquid goose deterrents.  Liquid goose deterrents are non-toxic and sprayed on the grassy areas and shrubs.  Migrate Goose Repellent is a goose deterrent that is available and sold by the gallon.  A gallon of the spray will cover an area that is 16,000 square feet in size.  The active ingredient is grape extract.  It has been proven that geese and other pest birds do not like the sensation of the grape extract.  It irritates nerves and mucous membranes when they come in contact with it through their nose, mouth and eyes.  It is safe for domestic animals and humans, however.  It is also waterproof and will not wash off if it rains or if the grassy area is watered.  The liquid goose deterrent will stay active for approximately three months.

The liquid goose deterrents work for parks, golf courses, greenbelts and shorelines, so it will definitely be effective for backyards.  It is a quick and easy DIY project that will keep the geese away for months at a time.

 

Best Goose Control Practices

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose controlGetting rid of the geese problem on your property takes a strategic approach.  Goose control requires an integrated approach using multiple strategies working together to smite the long-necked nuisance bird.  The migratory geese that are looking for a safe breeding site in spring are more easily dealt with than the resident geese.  But both can be deterred from making your lawn their grazing site.

Goose Control Product Options

Visual goose control options are a great place to start.  Mylar flash tape is very inexpensive and creates an uncomfortable visual distraction for the geese and other pest birds.  It creates a bright reflection when the sun hits it and makes an odd sound when it blows in the breeze.  Be sure to move the tape around from time to time to make sure the geese do not get used to it in one spot. 

Other visual deterrents include scare balloons and tear-shaped diverters.  They can be hung around the property to distract the geese.  The balloons can be attached to a post and planted around a pond to them out of it.  They can be hung near the garden to keep them from trampling your plants and grazing on them.

The natural predator of the geese is a coyote.  There are coyote decoys that will scare the geese away as well as ducks and other large pest birds.  The birds will come across the decoy and fly away in fear.  This is another type of goose control product that is best when moved around from time to time.

Migrate Goose Repellent is another way to ensure your lawn is free from the wandering geese.  This bird control product is a non-toxic liquid spray.  The active ingredient is simply a grape extract.  The grape extract irritates the bird’s trigeminal nerves and mucous membranes.  They do not like the sensation and will want to leave the area.  The liquid goose control spray will stay effective for three months and will not wash off with water or when it rains.

Using a couple of these goose control products together will increase the effectiveness and keep the geese far away from your lawn and family.

 

Non-Lethal Goose Control

Friday, February 14, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose controlIf you have come in contact with nuisance geese, it is not hard to imagine the complaints about these water fowl.  The population of non-migratory Canada Geese (Branta Canadensis) has increased over the past four decades in many parts of the United States making goose control a more defined issue.  Geese are found more often in local parks, private and public lawns, ball fields and on golf courses.  Because there are more geese, the problem of increased fecal deposits is more of an issue.

Attempts have been made to alleviate the conflicts between geese and grassy areas near people and water sources.  Many goose control products have been tried and tested and put on the market for anyone to use.  One such goose control product is a non-lethal liquid goose repellent. 

Liquid Goose Control Spray

The repellent properties in a liquid goose control spray are methyl anthranilate (MA).  MA is a naturally occurring compound found in plants such as concord grapes, orange blossoms and jasmine.  MA is known as a grape extract.  It is used in some grape-flavored gums and it tastes sweet to people.  The geese, however, find it very distasteful and they have a strong oral aversion to it.  It irritates the bird’s trigeminal nerve mainly through the nasal passage, but also the mouth and eyes. 

Geese naturally graze, and when a liquid goose control spray is applied to the grassy area when they try to feed the gees will shake their heads from the sensation that the MA gives them and quickly pass through the treated area.  They will want to seek safe haven elsewhere whenever the goose control spray is present. 

Goose control spray will keep the geese away which in turn keep their fecal droppings away.  Studies have shown that the droppings contain a wide variety of pathogens that are capable of infecting humans.  Zoonotic diseases may be present.  Zoonotic diseases are diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans.  Parasites, bacteria, fungus and viruses can also pose a problem from the droppings.

Using goose control methods will get rid of geese and also keep away droppings and potential health risks. 
 

For Homeowners who have Geese – Goose Deterrents to the Rescue

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose deterrentsYou will most likely encounter the squawking waterfowl if you live near an ocean, river, lake, large pond or reservoir, and there are no goose deterrents in action.  Once they find their spot they will start chomping on your lawn and any decorative or aquatic plants you may have.  Canada geese can do a lot of damage.  They weigh up 24 pounds and can crush gardens and make huge messes.  The geese can also be rather aggressive.  They have been known to chase pets and toddlers.

If your backyard has a spa, pool, pond or fountain, the goose droppings can quickly contaminate the water.  The goose droppings cause algae problems and bacterial issues.  The droppings also carry disease including histoplasmosis, giardia and toxoplasmosis.

Implementation of Goose Deterrents

The first thing to do before implementing any type of goose deterrent is to clean up around the property, clearing away any tall reeds or plants.  For any embankments near water, make sure there is an angle to the embankment.  Once everything is all cleaned up it is easy to install effective yet humane goose deterrents.  Fortunately, you have a few methods to choose from.

A Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler is the perfect type of goose deterrent for a backyard.  The deterrent hooks up to a regular garden hose.  The deterrent is motion activated so when the geese or any other large pest bird comes into the infrared sensor zone the birds immediately get sprayed with water.  This startles the birds and scares them away.  The sprinklers cover a 1200 square foot area (about 35’ by 45’).

Migrate Goose Repellent is a non-toxic liquid goose deterrent that uses the ingredient methyl anthranilate.  Do not let that ingredient scare you, it is simply a grape extract.  It is often used in grape flavored gum.  But for the some reason the birds do not like the sensation of the extract.  It irritates their trigeminal nerves and mucous membranes through their nose, mouth and eyes when they drop down their head to graze.  They will try and shake off the feeling and will fly away and will want to continue to avoid the area.  The liquid goose deterrent comes in gallon containers and will cover a 16,000 square foot area.  The liquid deterrent will last three months, even when the grass is watered or if it rains.
 

Get Your Bird and Goose Control Warmed Up

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose controlJust about everyone is anxiously awaiting the snow to thaw and the grass to sprout up and the sun to give off warmth.  Even the birds are waiting for this.  And when it is time, they will be out in droves.  Bird and goose control need to be activated before this happens.  Many bird species form large flocks.  They form large flocks for various reasons.  They form flocks while foraging.  This allows the birds to take advantage of the same food source.  There can even be mixed species in these types of flocks.  Birds have a larger protection when they stay together as a group.  A group has a better chance at confusing and overwhelming a predator and has a better chance at survival.  Canada geese fly in a very recognizable V-shaped formation.  The geese will often return to where they were born, so if you had geese last year, it is important to institute a goose control method before they return.

Get Ready for Spring with Bird and Goose Control

You can only score if you are on the offense.  Same is true with bird and goose control.  Being the offense means making sure there are bird and goose control products set up, ready and waiting for the birds to attempt to come onto your property.  This means late winter is the time to start thinking about spring.

Geese are grazers, so the lawn area needs to be protected before they come and destroy it.  If you live in a colder climate, once the ground has thawed, the geese will be arriving.  Lawn areas are an inviting source of food for them.  There is a non-toxic liquid goose repellent that can be put on the lawn.  It will not wash off if it rains or if the lawn is watered.  If the geese or other pest birds attempt to land on the grass and graze they will fly away after they get a whiff of the spray.  The active ingredient is simply a grape extract.  This grape extract irritates nerves and membranes in the eyes, nose and mouth region causing them discomfort.  Because they do not like the sensation, they will fly off to find a more comfortable food source.  It will not hurt the birds nor will it hurt animals or people.  It is simply a behavior modification plan to stop birds from staying around your property.
 

Spring is Around the Corner – Be ready with Goose Repellent

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose repellentEvery year spring rolls around.  The frozen ground starts to melt.  You begin hearing the birds start to chirp.  The geese will be very active if there is no goose repellent to help persuade them to go elsewhere.

 

Canada Geese start their annual process of looking for a mate and breeding in early springtime.  In North American, geese are becoming progressively more common.  With all the attractive lawns, parks, and large backyards, geese are seen as a nuisance.  Goose repellent is crucial, especially if there is a water source in close proximity.  Geese build their nests on the ground out of twigs, bark and grass, and they tend to flock back to the site where they were born.

 

A goose repellent is needed before they arrive back.  Goose control can consist of a combination of various goose repellent methods including visual deterrents and liquid deterrents.  Both of these methods of goose control will not harm the bird in any way just frighten them away.  It is also essential to change up the repellents from time to time so that the nuisance geese do not get too use to any individual method.

 

Goose Repellent Methods

 

Visual goose repellents such as predator eye balloons and diverters can be placed around the property.  The predator eye balloon alarms the geese and other pest birds with its shiny reflective surface as well as the design that looks like a predator’s eye and frightens them away.  The movement and the predator eye markings get rid of geese by making them fly away in fear.

 

Bird diverters do the same thing but they are a different contour.  Bird diverters are a little more un-assuming goose control method, but the diverters get the job done.  The design on the side is, again, a mock predator marking that startles the geese and gets rid of them, making it an effective goose repellent.  Coyote decoys are another visual deterrent that would repel the geese from an area.  The decoys are free standing and will scare geese, ducks and large pest birds.  Coyotes are a natural predator to the geese and ducks.  They will not want to stick around if they see a couple of coyote within their eyesight.

 

Migrate goose repellent is a type of liquid repellent.  It can be sprayed on grass areas and shrubs and will make the area inedible to the geese.  The non-toxic liquid, however, is safe for people and domestic pets that may come in contact with it.  It will also not wash off in the rain or during watering.  The application of the liquid goose repellent will last about three months.

 

Say hello to spring cheerfully, and goodbye to the geese.

 

 

 

Three Bird Control Strategies that are Effective

Saturday, January 11, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

bird controlBirds can run a muck on your property if there are no bird control strategies in place.  Every season there is a need for bird control.  Winter, birds are looking for places to hide away from weather elements, and during spring migratory birds are coming back to where they roosted and nested before.  There is no time like the present to install bird control products to keep birds off your property.

Bird control should be a priority.  If not, the bird droppings that accumulate on your property could cause structural damage and there is also a health risk involved.  There are over 60 transmittable diseases that are carried by the bird and their hazardous droppings.  Of course, like most ailments, children, the elderly, and those with immune issues are more susceptible and have a greater chance of being infected by the diseases, fungus, molds and parasites.

Bird Control Choices

Bird repellents are one type of bird control strategy that will keep birds away.  There is a product that is non-toxic that can be sprayed on grass, bushes and trees.  This type of liquid bird repellent is effective because the active ingredient irritates the bird’s trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes in their eyes, mouth and nose.  It is non-toxic because the active ingredient is actually a grape extract called methyl anthranilate.  It is safe and humane for the birds, and others who are around the property.

A second type of bird control method is visual bird deterrents that scare birds away.  Flash tape is one type of visual deterrent that frightens the pest birds.  Flash tape is made of a shiny reflective material that the birds do not like.  When the tape moves in the breeze it makes a crinkling sound that also scares the birds.  There are also flat diverters and balloons that have predator markings on them that will frighten birds away.  They can easily be hung along the sides of the building, in trees, along patio covers and around the garage.  Anywhere that is close to where the pest birds like to linger.

The third type of bird control is physical bird deterrents such as bird spikes.  This type of bird control strategy blocks the birds from an area where the spikes are installed, such as rooftops, under eaves and on fences and any flat or curved area.

Spending a minute amount of time and money will produce benefits that will last season long or years long.
 

Effective Bird Repellent Spray

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by Kathy Fritsch

bird repellentGeese can be quite a nuisance if there are no bird control products in place such as a bird repellent spray.  Geese can lay anywhere from four to eight eggs at one time.  They incubate for only about thirty days, with mother and father keeping a close eye on them.  One female goose can hatch as many as fifty geese in her lifetime.  There is no wonder why geese are so prevalent.

Getting back to them being a nuisance, the geese will invade your yard, garden and pool or hot tub.  They gravitate towards nice and freshly manicured lawns.  This is why most parks and golf courses are always in a battle with the geese.  They love the plants, weeds and grass areas.  But their wake of bird droppings can cause more than just a slippery mess, not to mention the destruction of the lawn and plants. 

Bird Repellent Spray Makes Geese Uncomfortable

Liquid bird repellent spray is highly effecting at getting rid of the geese from the yard.  The liquid bird repellent spray is a liquid that is non-toxic and can be sprayed even where domestic animals and humans wonder around.  The ingredient in the spray is Methyl Anthranilate which is a grape extract.  The grape extract causes the mucous membranes and trigeminal nerves to be irritated and the geese will not like the feeling. 

The bird repellent spray should be applied to where the geese are prevalent.  The spray will not harm the domestic animals, but the goose droppings could do harm to the household.  Dogs roll around in the grass and eat whatever they find in it.  E. coli can be found in the accumulated goose droppings.  This can be carried into the home by the animals and cause serious illnesses. 

Bird repellent spray is not the only form of bird deterrenst that can be used.  There is an array of bird control products not only for the geese but also for pigeons, crows, sparrows and any other birds that you might find in your yard.  Most bird droppings will harbor disease, parasites and bugs such as bed bugs if they are allowed to accumulate in the yard or on the rooftop and eaves of the home.  Installing some form of bird control is advised so the birds will not be able to roost and land.