Keep Geese Away with Goose Repellent
Canada Geese are very social creatures. They are often in large flocks and gravitate towards golf courses, park areas, wetlands, marches and residential lakeside homes. Geese are very prolific breeders and a small group will become a whole gaggle in a short amount of time. Gaggle of geese is the term used for a flock of geese that are not in flight. The inflight groups of geese are called a skein. The gaggle of geese you often see in the parks, golf courses and such are rather bothersome. They leave messes and unsanitary fecal droppings wherever they roam. If the geese are on the docks or boats, the droppings could eat away at the surface. All bird droppings are very acidic and will eat through and damage just about every type of surface. The droppings also harbor parasites and disease and the geese should be controlled when the area is inhabited by people.
There are goose deterrent options that will get rid of geese from the area. Liquid goose repellent is a non-toxic food grade liquid repellent that will deter geese from any outdoor area. The active ingredient in the liquid goose repellent is Methyl Anthranilate. It is actually a grape extract that has been proven to be effective in repelling the pest geese. The active ingredient irritates bird’s trigeminal nerve and their mucous membranes through entry into the eyes, mouth and nose. The birds do not like the sensation they feel and will want to leave the area. Once applied, it can last as long as three months and will not wash off with rain or watering. It is ideal in places where the public congregate as it is safe and will not harm people, other animals, ducks or the geese. One gallon will treat 16,000 square feet. It is a very cost effective goose control product.
There are other types of goose repellents that can be used for backyard use as well as public areas. There are motion-activated sprinkler devices, sound deterrents and visual deterrents that work to deter and scare the geese away.