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.

Are You Ready for the Spring Arrival of Canada Geese?

Monday, March 31, 2014 by Fran Prisco

canada gooseCanada geese are highly adaptable and settle in quickly to their surroundings. They can be up to six pounds heavier that ordinary geese, live as long as 20 years and produce many offspring. These big birds need plenty of fresh water, succulent vegetation, safe nesting areas and freedom from predators. They prefer to nest within 100 feet of open water (lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, etc.) and near large lawns of residential neighborhoods, corporate office campuses, golf courses and parks.
Unless you prepare for their spring arrival with effective and humane goose repellents, you can expect some costly headaches around your property. These include overgrazing of turfgrass leading to erosion problems; large accumulations of fecal material, creating a health risk; and degraded water quality due to fecal bacteria and elevated nitrogen and phosphorous concentrations.  
Chasing geese, disturbing their nests, or using lethal means against them are largely ineffective and can be illegal. The preferred way to get rid of geese is by using non-lethal goose repellents. Here's what the professional bird control experts at Bird-B-Gone recommend:
The Scarecrow with a Brain
Bird-B-Gone Scarecrows are smart enough to instantly sense when geese enter their line of sight. Ideal for keeping geese from specific areas where they often gather, the Scarecrow’s motion sensor activates a harmless blast of water that scatters geese from the area. The Scarecrow connects to any standard water hose and covers an area up to 1,200 square feet. Install a few Scarecrows strategically around areas frequented by geese and say good-bye to your goose problem. Each Scarecrow’s sensitivity and coverage pattern is easily adjusted, and the devices stand guard day and night for up to 6 months, delivering as many as 3,000 firings on a single 9-volt battery.
The “Grape” Repellent
Bird-B-Gone’s Migrate Goose Repellent is a non-toxic chemical that turns grass into inedible food for geese.  Migrate’s active ingredient is a harmless grape extract called Methyl Anthranilate that irritates a goose’s trigeminal nerves and mucous membranes.  You won’t need a lot of Migrate, just apply it with a standard sprayer to areas where geese feed most often.
The Sound Solution
Bird-B-Gone’s Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic emits pre-recorded distress and predator calls that scare birds. It can be set to scare geese and convince them “nearby geese” are being attacked. These threatening birdcalls are broadcast for two minutes and repeated every 10 minutes. The Bird Chase device comes with a built-in speaker to cover an entire acre, and more speakers can be added to cover up to five acres.  And because it’s solar powered, you can easily place it wherever geese tend to gather. It also works on cloudy days. Designed for outdoor use, the Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic device is constructed of weather-resistant, UV-protected materials. You can control the volume and program the device to automatically shut off at night.


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.

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 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.

Bird Repellent Choices for the Backyard

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

bird repellentBird repellents that are environmentally friendly, cost effective, safe and humane are the right choices in bird control for your backyard.  You want to make it as safe and easy as possible to get rid of the birds.  Harming the birds is not a good option and in most cases it would be illegal.  The Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects most migratory birds from being hunted, killed, capture and sold.

Some of the birds that are listed on protected migratory birds are Downey Woodpeckers, sparrows, crows and Canada Geese.  These are a few of the birds who can wreak havoc in your backyard as well.  The woodpeckers and geese are interesting birds and often fun to watch.  But the damage they can cause if left unchecked is not quite so entertaining.  Millions of dollars is spent each year on repairing what the pest birds have damaged.  Thankfully, there is woodpecker control and goose repellents that will get rid of these pests and a bird control method for about every species that causes problems.

How to Choose Bird Repellents

To pick the most effective bird repellent, first determine the culprit, and then the area around the home that they are roosting and nesting. Protecting the garden is essential so the birds do not get to it before you have a chance to pick the ripe berries and vegetables.  Are the fruit trees infested with roosting birds?  Garden bird netting would be the choice.  Garden bird netting blocks the birds from reaching the fruit.  Garden bird netting can even help protect areas such as the eaves of the home, rooftops, balconies and garages.  Woodpecker netting would help save the side of the home from the woodpecker’s incessant drumming.

If you have a large backyard, and if there is any kind of water source, the Canada Geese will be sure to find your location very easily.  An effective goose deterrent can be a solar sound device that broadcasts the distress and predator calls through speakers around the yard.  This will get rid of geese and keep them away.

Adding other visual scare tactics alongside the bird netting and sound deterrents is advised.  This will keep the birds, any birds, from getting use to one particular bird control method.

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.

The Business of Controlling Canada Geese

Saturday, March 8, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose controlThere are children’s games where they run around and tap each other on the head yelling “Duck, Duck, Goose”.  You start running after each other when you say “goose”.  This may have started because geese are known to chase after people when they are feeling threatened.  They are a fairly aggressive fowl and can be quite intimidating, especially for a child.

If you are experiencing Canada Geese on your property, it is a good idea to deter them, especially if you are a business owner and the general public may come in contact with the nuisance geese.  It might not be good for business to see anyone running and yelling “goose”.  Goose control issues occur in lawns, parks, golf courses and camping sights to name a few.  In all areas the serious problem is the health concerns that can come about from the droppings.  Geese feces can carry different types of bacteria, diseases and parasites.  They can contaminate water and the grassy areas where the geese graze and bathe.

Safe and Humane Goose Control

There are a couple of safe, humane and easily implemented goose control products that will get rid of geese.  There is a liquid goose repellent and a sound deterrent that both work at keeping geese out of the area.  If there area is contained and somewhat smaller, the liquid goose repellent would be ideal.  It is applied anywhere that the geese are a nuisance.  One gallon can cover 16,000 square feet.  It lasts up to three months even if there is rain or watering occurring.  It works by giving the geese an unpleasant sensation that goes through their nose, mouth and eyes.  It does not harm the geese, just persuades them to go elsewhere.  The active ingredient in the liquid repellent is a grape extract.  It is not harmful to anything or anyone else.

For larger areas a sound goose deterrent is suggested.  There are solar sonic goose deterrents that cover an acre of land and with additional speakers even more coverage.  The sound deterrent device works by programming it for geese.  It then will broadcast distress calls and predator calls designed specifically to scare away geese.  There are over 22 different types of species programmed into the devices.  Since birds hear at the same level as humans, ultrasonic devices that are currently on the market will not deter the birds.  But the sonic devices will.  With solar power, even during the dark times or cloudy days, the device will keep working to deter the geese.  When they hear the calls they will flee the area.


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.


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. 

Goose Repellents are Needed Before Spring

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose repellentsMillions of dollars is spent needlessly because of the damage done by pest birds, and this includes the Canada Geese.  Public property as well and residential is both susceptible to the invasion of the pest waterfowl and other migratory as well as non-migratory birds.  Effective goose repellents and other forms of bird control are needed in parks, fountains, golf courses, school yards and backyard lawns and pools.  The pest bird droppings leave behind a potential risk to humans becoming infected with various diseases, fungus and parasites.  The risks can be a problem in public areas as well as private homes.

Poisons and other deadly methods of getting rid of geese and other pest bird is not the way to go about developing an appropriate goose control method.  Many migratory birds are protected by local government and cannot be harmed.  There are safe, humane and non-toxic goose repellents and bird control measures that can be taken to deter the pest birds.

Confronting the situation before it becomes a dire problem is always the suggested practice.  There are non-toxic goose repellents that can be used on grassy areas and shrubs.  The liquid goose repellent is applied by a hand or pressure pray gun.  It is very easily applied and will last up to six months outside.  The repellent will not wash off with watering or rain.   A good goose repellent will be registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

Goose repellent is very affordable and highly effective when used in backyards, parks, shorelines and any type of landscaping.  This non-toxic liquid goose repellent makes the grass unpleasant for the geese and encourages them to move along to a new area and find a new food and water resource.  The liquid repellent is made from grape extract, Methyl Anthranilate, which irritates birds’ trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes through the entry of the eyes, nose and mouth.  They do not like the sensation of the goose repellent product. 

Whether a liquid goose repellent or visual deterrents are used, or a combination of both, it will accomplish the goal of getting rid of pest birds and their bird droppings.  The bird droppings can put you at risk of coming in contact with various diseases, fungi and parasites associated with the droppings.  It is important to develop a strategy to keep birds away before the damage to property or health even ensues.


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.

Liquid Goose Repellent that is Safe

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose repellentCanada Geese are the type of geese that most people buy goose repellent for.  The Canada Geese flock to golf courses, parks, wetlands, marshes and residential homes near lakes.  The geese are prolific breeders and there will be a whole gaggle of geese in a very short amount of time.  The gaggle of geese that you often see on the lawns is very bothersome for homeowners.  Bird droppings are the main reason you want to get rid of the geese from your property.  Droppings are actually hazardous and not something you want to bring inside with your shoes.  Goose droppings and most other bird’s droppings are very acidic in nature as well.  They can stain cement and just about any other surface.  If the droppings are allowed to accumulate they can destroy the surface.  The droppings also harbor disease and parasites.  This is why goose repellents are needed.

Liquid Goose Repellent

Liquid goose repellent is a safe bird control product to use to get rid of geese.  The liquid is non-toxic and will repel the geese without contaminating the grass area with chemicals.  The active ingredient in the liquid goose repellent is Methyl Anthranilate.  It is actually a grape extract that has been proven to be effective at repelling pest geese from treated areas.  The grape extract irritates the geese trigeminal nerve and their mucous membranes through their eyes, mouth and nose.  The geese do not like the sensation of the extract and will want to get away from the area.  The application of the goose repellent lasts up to three months and will not wash away with rain or watering.  It’s an ideal goose repellent for areas where people hang around because it is not harmful in any way to humans or domestic animals.  It is sold by the gallon, and one gallon will treat 16,000 square feet.  Compared to the damage that geese and their droppings can create, the liquid goose repellent is very cost effective.

There are other various methods to get rid of geese that can be used in backyards as well as public areas.  There are motion-activated sprinkler devices, visual and sound deterrents that work to deter and frighten the geese away.

Pest Geese Create Lawsuit Woes for Commercial Property Owners

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Fran Prisco

goose controlNot long ago, a woman, her daughter, and granddaughter were attacked by Canadian geese. The three-some were walking to the JCPenney store at Greenwood Park Mall in Indianapolis. The goose landed on her head and forced her into a brick wall and finally onto the sidewalk. The attack continued until passersby helped her. The woman subsequently filed suit against JCPenney, the mall, and the security company for failing to protect her from the large attacking bird.

Pest Birds, Costly Nuisance

Large pest birds like geese often pose a major nuisance to commercial property owners. These big birds will aggressively attack shoppers and passersby at stores and shopping malls. They’ve been known to destroy lawns, shrubbery, and gardens by eating and trampling on these areas. Geese also have a nasty habit of leaving droppings everywhere. These droppings can contaminate fountains and other water features, resulting in a smelly nuisance. The use of poisons and other lethal means are either ineffective or illegal, and not a humane solution to this pest bird problem. Canada Geese are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act of 1918, which makes it illegal to harm or injure a goose and damage or move its eggs and nest, without a Federal permit. The only effective, humane solution: professional bird control measures.

Migrate Goose Repellent Keeps Pest Geese Away

Bird-B-Gone’s liquid Migrate Goose Repellent is a liquid repellent that turns grass (what geese love to feed on) into a very unappetizing meal. Its main ingredient, methyl anthranilate, is a non-toxic food-grade grape extract that geese hate. It won’t harm geese, pets or people and it’s easily applied with a handheld sprayer. Migrate can be used on grass, shrubbery or other areas where geese often feed. One gallon of Migrate effectively treats 16,000 square feet of property. The chemical will not wash off with rain or sprinkler systems. And the runoff will not contaminate nearby bodies of water.

Fog Repellent Routes Out Geese Pests

If you have geese gathering in an area behind or around your commercial property, they can be difficult to move. This is especially true if the pest birds have laid claim to the area and stubbornly refuse to leave—even after failed attempts to scare the birds. The solution to this problem is Bird-B-Gone’s Fog Repellent. The fine fog irritates the birds’ trigeminal membrane, making them
leave in a hurry. Applied with a thermal fogger or Bird-B-Gone’s Automated Avian Fogging System, Fog Repellent is ideal for routing out geese from parking lots, around dipsy-dumpsters, water features, storage areas, loading docks and similar areas where geese tend to congregate. Fog Goose Repellent is economical as well. One gallon of the chemical effectively treats 16,000 square feet of 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.




Take Control with Goose Control

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose controlProblems with Canada Geese can occur in urban and suburban areas.  Often times it is the local parks and golf courses that lure them in.  Uncontrolled geese can cause agricultural loss and health issues.  They can become a serious problem if no goose control is in place to keep them at a distance.

In the urban and suburban setting it is not so much an agricultural issue but rather a health hazard.  They will forage on lawns and greenbelts, but the main issue is what they leave in their wake.  Goose droppings that have accumulated become hosts to all sorts of nasty bacteria and parasites and diseases.  The feces often times contaminate water sources, including backyard pools and ponds.  Geese can also be aggressive and combative when protecting their young.

Humane Goose Control

Because they have a potential to harm us, does not mean we need to harm them.  There are humane goose control methods that will get rid of geese from your property and keep them away.  Liquid goose repellent is available and can be applied quickly and easily to areas including backyards, gardens, greenbelts and other grassy areas.  The goose repellent is usually sold by the gallon, and a gallon covers approximately 16,000 square feet.  The substance is non-toxic as the active ingredient is grape extract called Methyl Anthranilate.  This type of goose repellent has been proven to be very effecting at repelling the geese.  It is successful because what the grape extract does is irritates the bird’s trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes which are in their eyes, nose and mouth and causes them enough discomfort and to leave the treated area immediately.  They will not be able to comfortably graze and they will move on to a new food source.

It is a very safe and humane way to get rid of geese, and to keep the property clear of goose droppings.  The liquid goose repellent is even effective during the rainy season because it will not wash off.  It is safe to use near domestic animals and people and will last approximately three months.