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.
 

Goose Control at the Golf Course

Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

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Golf courses have man-made designed hazards to make the course more interesting.  There is water and bunkers.  This is what the Official Rules of Golf designate as hazards.  To a golfer, a hazard is anything that is hazardous to the ultimate golf score.  Another hazard on the golf course is the Canada Geese.  Goose control is a hot topic for golf course workers and superintendents.  It takes effort to keep the course clean and green.  With geese running amuck depositing their droppings everywhere they go just adds to the cleaning up portion of the course maintenance worker’s job.

Golfers are not very happy stomping in goose droppings or having their golf balls rolling around in the droppings.  Golfers pay a lot of money to play a course usually, and they should not have to worry about picking up their golf ball and having to sanitize their hands each time they touch it.  When geese are present, their residual feathers are usually all over the place as well.

Goose control is especially relevant with golf courses that have a lot of water features.  The goose control problem even filters over into the surrounding luxury homes, condos and apartments that are often built around the golf courses.  The noise of the geese is also a factor.  A golfer lined up for a shot does not like to be distracted by the geese flapping their wings or diving into the pond.

Goose Control Methods

How can the golf course and paying golfers be spared from the geese? The course and players are spared by applying a goose control method or two. Visual bird diverters, or bird scares, placed sporadically around the waterholes with bird deterrent balloons attached to a type of stake pounded in the ground would be a great start to getting rid of the pest birds.  A goose control using a visual deterrent such as the visual balloon deterrent, works by frightening the geese away.  As the balloon will look like a decorative item to the golfer, it is a predator to the pest birds.  The “mock” predator eye is printed on the sides of the balloon. The surface of this visual bird deterrent is shiny and reflective which adds to the uncomfortable visual stimuli of the pest bird, confusing and frightening the bird and forcing the feathered nuisance to find an alternate bathing, resting and eating place.  These balloon diverters can also be hung in trees, wherever the problem occurs.  There are also diverters that act in the same way, but they are not balloon shaped.  They are more flat but still have the shiny surface and the predator markings which confuse and scare the geese.

There are also motion activated sprinklers and sound goose deterrents that work well in unison with the visual scares.  A professional from a successful bird control company will be able to guide you to the best combination of goose control methods that will keep the course free from the Canada Geese.


 

Geese are Returning – Install Goose Control

Friday, April 11, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose repellentsIt is spring and the migratory geese are returning.  Grass and shrubs will be eaten until there is nothing left.  Well, what will be left is the mass of goose droppings all over the place.  They take the food, but they leave their fecal matter behind.  Goose control products are needed to take control of the goose problems.  Goose control methods are safe and humane and a great solution to get rid of geese from the area.

Goose Control Repellents

Geese graze and chomp on the grass and shrubs so the best way to deter them is by putting something on the area that will annoy them.  Migrate Goose Repellent will annoy the geese and make them leave the area but will not harm them or anyone else who comes in contact with this non-toxic liquid goose repellent.  The active ingredient in the liquid goose repellent is Methyl Anthranilate, which is a fancy term for a non-toxic grape extract.  This extract has proven to be effective in repelling pest birds including the geese.  The geese are annoyed because the extract irritates their trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes through the entry in their eyes, nose and mouth.  The birds dislike the sensation it causes and they will want to leave the area that is treated with the liquid repellent.

Another method to get rid of geese is a sound goose deterrent.  A solar powered scare tactic can deter geese from a few acres with additional speakers that are set up strategically.  Birds hear at the same level as humans so do not be deceived into buying an ultrasonic device.  The Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic is not ultrasonic, and this device features actual distress and predator calls of over 22 different types of birds, including the unwanted geese.  The goose control method is great for large areas such as parks, golf courses, cemeteries and sports fields to only name a few places.

Goose control products are simple to install, but if you have neither the time nor resources to install the goose deterrent products, there are wildlife and pest control professionals that offer advice and services.  The cost effectiveness of bird control outweighs the cost of damage and repair to lawns and fields.

 

 

Protect Large Grassy Areas with Goose Control

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

Maintenance supervisors and workers have their work cut out for them when they deal with goose droppings all over the lawns on golf courses, parks and cemeteries.  Goose deterrent methods are needed ASAP for these kinds of locations.  Interruption of a golf game when the golfers have paid hundreds of dollars to play the course will make for some unhappy golfers.  Geese can also be a real nuisance at parks and cemeteries.  Geese are known to be quite aggressive and will chase animals and small children.

When their natural predators such as foxes and coyotes are not around to chase them away, geese will gather in huge numbers and then you have a real mess and a lot of noise.  Geese are more often found near water sources such as lakes, reservoirs, large ponds and rivers.  Thankfully, there are highly effective and humane goose control methods that can be installed to get rid of geese in these areas.

Effective Geese Deterrents

There are great geese deterrent products out on the market.  Sonic deterrents work well.  Ultrasonic devices will not work, so make sure that it is a sonic sound deterrent.  Geese hear at the same level as humans, so if you cannot hear it, they will not be able to either.  The sonic sound deterrents work with the goose’s natural fear of predators by broadcasting distress calls and predator calls.  Some units can cover as many as four acres of land.  The speakers can be directed towards certain areas.

There are also non-toxic liquid goose deterrents that discourage geese from eating the grass since it leaves a bad taste and sensation in their mouth. The active ingredient is grape extract and it is safe for pets and humans. One application lasts up to two weeks outdoors, and it won’t wash off with rain or sprinklers. The liquid deterrent is ideal for large outdoor areas. The best chemical goose control products are registered with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency to ensure they can be safely used.

There are also visual deterrents that are effective and are great goose-scare devices. These include scare balloons and flash tape. Geese like to feel comfortable when they nest and roost and bird scare deterrents make them uncomfortable. The best balloons have large predator eye designs that look threatening to the geese. Flash tape is reflective in the sun and rustles in the breeze, making geese even more nervous.

To ensure maximum effectiveness, goose deterrents should be set up before geese arrive. They should also be used at night when geese tend to roost. It is recommended to use these methods together since geese may eventually get used to them and no longer see one particular goose control product as a threat.

 

Effective and Humane Goose Control

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose controlEffective goose control is much needed.  Every year thousands of dollars is used in clean up and repairs from what the pest bird droppings destroy.  If the areas such as a park, airport and golf course are not covered by goose control measures, large flocks of geese will often lay claim to the area, and this means leaving disease-carrying droppings in their wake.  The droppings will contaminate the ponds, lakes and any other body of water.  They will also leave the area unsightly and unsanitary.  Geese graze on the grassy areas and shrubs and they will destroy the area.  Geese are drawn to large inland bodies of water, and that is why they are attracted to parks and golf courses.

Most airports are also near large areas of land that usually have bodies of water.  Geese cause other hazards around an airport, causing major damage to engines and props.  Collisions are potentially lethal between the airplane and geese.  There are many bird strikes reported each year.  Not all develop into catastrophes, but some do.

Most species of geese are protected by federal and local statutes, so only non-lethal goose deterrents can be used against them. Below are some of the most effective and humane goose control methods that are often used.

Sound Goose Deterrent

Using sound to scare pests exploits the goose's natural fear of predators.  Sonic bird deterrents scare geese off with sounds of distress and predator calls. They are most effective when they are strategically positioned in open spaces.  They can work day and night, and are easily programmed.

Motion Activated Sprinkler

Sprinklers deliver a vigorous blast of water when wandering geese approach the radius of detection. The sudden blast of water, startling sprinkler sound and realistic looking bird-like moving head delivers an aggressive message to pest geese. The sprinkler simply connects to a garden hose, yet uses just 2 to 3 cups of water per spray. It covers approximately 1,200 square feet with a stream that reaches out 35 feet and 45 feet wide. The sprinkler works day and night for up to 6 months (over 1,000 'bursts") on a single 9-volt battery. For added flexibility, you can fine-tune both the sprinkler's sensitivity and spray distance. They are perfect for keeping geese out of the area.

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 Repellents – An Effective Way to Get Rid of Geese

Friday, March 21, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose repellentsPest birds, including geese, cause extensive property damage every year.  Millions of dollars is spent repairing what the pest birds and their droppings have damaged, with a lot of the expense also going to cleanup.  Effective goose repellents will stop parks, pools, fountains and golf courses from becoming contaminated by the nasty and messy droppings that the geese leave behind.  Geese are particularly notorious for causing the problem of contamination in public areas.  Other pest birds that leave their droppings behind are the pigeons, sparrows, grackles and crows.  There are many transmittable diseases that humans are susceptible to when they come in contact with the bird’s accumulated droppings.

Poisons and other deadly means to get rid of the geese and other pest birds is not an option, as it creates an additional risk to humans and domestic animals.  Also, many pest bird species are protected by local government and cannot be killed.  There are safe and humane methods that can be used to get rid of geese.

Safe Goose Repellents

There are non-lethal goose repellents that can be used in trees and on ledges, bushes and grass.  The liquid bird repellent is applied by a hand or pressure pray gun.  It is very easily applied and usually lasts up to three months outside.  The repellent will not wash off with watering or rain.   A safe goose repellent will be registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The liquid goose repellent is made from grape extract, Methyl Anthranilate, which irritates the birds’ trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes through the entry of the eyes, nose and mouth.  They do not like the feeling that the extract gives them.

Another means of protecting a large area of land or crops is a solar sound goose deterrent.  A sound deterrent is perfect for deterring geese from large open places.  Solar units can cover up to 3 acres when additional speakers are used.  The solar unit is easily programmed to broadcast actual goose distress calls at ten minute intervals.  When the geese hear the distress calls, their natural instinct will be to flee the area.  The sound deterrent is weather resistant and can be programmed to automatically shut off at night.

Whether a non-toxic liquid or sound goose repellent is used or a combination of the two, it will achieve the goal of getting rid of geese and their droppings.

 

Get Ready – Spring is in the Air – Pest Birds Need Bird Deterrents

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

Spring is not the only thing in the air.  Late winter, is when the life cycle for geese begin and when goose control methods need to be in place.  The adult pairs return to their nest areas from the previous year.  Late February and March is when the waters begin to open up.  The non-breeding geese also are close by in large flocks for feeding during the nesting season.  There are resident geese and migratory geese.  The resident geese will spend their lives in one area as opposed to migratory geese.  Canada geese are migratory and they have a very strong inclination to return to where they were born year after year looking for the same nesting areas and feed areas.

There are goose deterrents that will discourage the geese from settling in an unwanted area.  A mixture of methods with a persistent application of products will produce the best results of deterring the geese.  In more suburban areas, geese are more use to people and they are not as afraid, so scare techniques need to be fresh and innovative.

Two types of Scare Bird Deterrents

Sound goose deterrents have been proven very effective in large open spaces. There are sound deterrents that broadcast goose-distress calls.  The calls are played every ten minutes and they alert the geese that there is danger and they will want to flee the area.  Each unit covers an acre of space.  With additional speakers, more acres can be covered and protected from the pest geese.   The sound bird deterrents have an LCD display panel that is easy to program.

Another type of goose deterrent that is effective on geese is a motion activated sprinkler.  The sprinkler hooks up to a regular garden hose.  There is motion sensor that detects the larger pest bird such as geese.  It detects them from 35 feet away.  Once the geese are detected, the sprinkler immediately releases a burst of water.  The water spray will scare the geese.  They will remember the water and will not want to return to the location.  This deterrent 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.
 

Migration and Bird Control

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

bird controlMigration brings to mind the image of the geese flying their way south in their V-shaped flocks.  This is an example of the annual, large-scale movement of birds between their breeding homes and their non-breeding grounds between winter and summer.  There are more than 650 species of nesting birds in North America with the majority of these species being migratory birds.  There is no wonder that there is such demand for effective forms of bird control.

Safe and humane bird control methods need to be used.  The Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects most migratory birds under the law.  Installing proper bird control methods will ensure they do not stick around and roost and nest.

Bird Control Methods that will Scare Pest Birds

Visual bird deterrents are a great place to start.  Using a visual bird deterrent with any other type of bird control is ideal.  An area that is treated with visual deterrents frightens the birds away using a common scare trigger such as a predator feature.  There are scare balloons and other reflective diverters that have predator eye designs on them.  To a human, it looks like a simple design, but what the bird sees is a predator’s eye.  This is what forces them to leave the area in fear.

There are physical bird deterrents that will stop a pest bird from landing in a certain area.  A motion activated sprinkler, for instance, will deter larger pest birds like the geese, crows and pigeons from landing.  The motion sensor will detect the movement of the bird from 35’ out by 45 wide.  It hooks up to a regular garden hose, and when the bird is in the area it will blast a spray of water.  The goose and other pest birds will associate the area with this sudden blast that scared them and will want to avoid the area.

Sound bird deterrents will also frighten away a variety of birds.  There is a solar sound deterrent that has over 22 birds species programmed into it.  It scares the birds away by playing actual bird distress calls and predator calls.  The units are easy to program.

All three types of bird control methods will work immediately when set up correctly.  Have one or two products working in conjunction with each other is always a good idea.  Birds are smart, and you do not want them getting use to one particular method.
 

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.
 

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.
 

3 Ways to Keep Grassy Areas Free from Pest Geese

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

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Golf course and parks, for example, spend ample time taking care of the grass.  It is more than a full time job to keep the grass and water sources green and clean.  It is important for these areas to be protected.  One major threat to the area is pest birds, and this includes the ducks and Canada Geese.  Their grazing on the green lawns can leave ugly bare patches that are not attractive.  Even crows will dig around and destroy the area.

Another problem that arises is the accumulate bird feces.  It is not only unsightly but infested with diseases such as E. coli and Salmonella.  The goose problem is also compounded with the aggressive behavior of the fowl.  When geese feel threatened and if you come too close to their nesting site they become quite territorial and have been known to take off after small children and pets.

Solar Sonic Goose Deterrent

Solar sonic goose deterrents are ideal for large areas.  They broadcast goose distress and predator calls that mimic normal bird sounds to humans.  The sounds will not be irritating to anyone visiting the area.  They will be normal sounds you expect to hear in open areas such as parks and golf courses.  The devices cover up to an acre of land and with additional speakers a few more acres.  The devices are easily programmed and can be programmed to turn on or off at night.

Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler

The motion activated sprinkler is not only a great goose control for parks, pool areas, docks, shorelines and golf courses but it is ideal for koi ponds for Herons.  The motion activated sprinkler deters large pest birds by immediately releasing a spray of water when the infrared sensor detects the movement of the bird.  It can detect them from up to 35 feet away.

Visual Scare Tactics

Flash tape and scare balloons are two types of visual goose deterrents that will confuse geese and frighten them away.  The visual deterrents frighten away the geese using common scare triggers such as predator features and reflective surfaces.  Both have a shiny reflective surface that unnerves the fowls when the sun reflects off the surface and the scare balloons also have a design that appears as a predator eye to the bird.

Using a few goose control products in tandem is always a good idea.  It keeps the area new to the bird and they will not become accustomed to any one product.
 

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.

 

A Better Bird and Goose Repellent than Ultrasonic Bird Control

Monday, March 3, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose repellentSome pest control companies will advertise the effectiveness of an ultrasonic bird control product.  Do not be deceived.  There is no scientific evidence that the ultrasonic devices work on birds.  Birds cannot hear the high frequency noises just like humans cannot.  In fact, the pigeon, for instance is a notorious pest bird for businesses and they actually hear lower frequency sounds than people.  Do not waste money on ultrasonic bird scaring devices.  Invest in other effective forms of bird control.

Effective Bird Control Devices

There are other sound bird repellents that are effective on pest birds, including geese.  The Solar Bird Chase Supersonic is not an ultrasonic device.  It plays actual distress calls and predator calls of over 20 types of birds, including the geese.  The sounds can be heard by humans, and they are played every 10 minutes.  The sound can be adjusted, and it can be programmed to turn off at night.  When the birds hear the distress calls, their natural instincts will cause them to flee the area.  The solar supersonic unit uses sustainable solar energy.  It comes with rechargeable batteries for operation during nighttime settings as well.  There is an easy to ready LCD display panel that will show the status and user settings at all times.  It is constructed of rigid, U.V. protected materials and made for a long outdoor life. To fully charge the batteries it needs to be in the sun for approximately 8 full hours.  Then turn on, and away the pest birds go.

Visual bird deterrents are another route to go, or a great additional to any other bird control method.  Visual bird deterrents are used to frighten birds away from an area.  They use a common scare trigger such as a predator feature.  Another trigger for the bird is shiny and reflective items.  The visual bird deterrents use both scare triggers.  There are scare balloons that are the size of an average beach ball that have predator markings and the material is shiny.  There is also a tape that has a shiny reflective surface.  Both can be hung on the sides of the building, on posts near crops or around the edge of the water sources.

Save your money on the ultrasonic devices and other gimmicks.  Rely on professionally tested and proven forms of bird and goose repellents.
 

How to Get Rid of Geese in Planned Communities

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

Get rid of geeseMany planned communities have community swimming pools and man-made lakes and parks.  This type of environment is a playground for the Canada Geese.  If the geese are allowed to congregate they will not want to leave.  And if they are migratory geese, they will be sure to come back around.  Geese tend to come back to the locations where they were born.  There are solid reasons why the geese should be deterred.  The main reason is because of the fecal matter they leave behind.  They can harbor disease, parasites and bacteria that can be transmitted to humans.  The water sources can become contaminated.  Homeowner associations have enough issues to worry about besides the liability of pest birds infecting the area.  There are enough goose control products to take care of this issue efficiently.

Goose Control for Community Parks and Water Sources

Community parks and open grassy spaces affected by unwelcome Canada geese would profit highly by using a solar sonic goose deterrent. Solar sonic goose deterrents are state of the art sound deterrents. Recorded goose distress calls of the actual birds are broadcasted every few minutes which deter the geese from the area. The solar sound deterrents are easy to install. There is an LCD screen display that is uncomplicated to program.

Community pools and man-made lakes where pest geese are inclined to gravitate towards can be protected by using a goose control method such as a visual deterrent. Geese see the visual deterrents as a threat and will simply want to find a more comfortable location where they can swim and graze. Using a post with a scare balloon attached will scare any pest bird, including the geese, away from the area. They can be placed sporadically around the lake or the areas where people gravitate towards. The balloons are the size of an average 16” beach ball and are made from U.V. and weather resistant vinyl. The balloon acts as a visual scare device that confuses the bird because the birds see the shiny reflective surface and bright colors and are made to believe they are looking at a predator’s eye. In pool areas, they can be hung around and onto the safety fence.

Applying goose control is cost effective and will keep the communal areas free from the geese and their dirty droppings. Goose droppings can be problematic when left to accumulate. Harmful spores can be consumed when breathed in. These unsafe spores carry over 60 transmittable diseases to humans and domestic animals. Feeding the ducks and geese at the park may sound like a fun activity for the kids, but the risk all around is just not worth it. The geese will continue to prosper and flourish without our day old bread.
 

Goose Control – Act Quickly

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose controlGoose control issues are everywhere.  If you have a lake front property, business or residential, there more than likely are geese around.  Golf courses, parks, farms and airports are other locations where geese are known to gather.  It is important to act quickly when you notice any geese on the property.  Acting quickly before spring arrives when they are more easily dealt with before they are looking around for suitable breeding spots.  It is much more difficult to get rid of geese once them have settled in and become entrenched in the area.

Canada geese are most likely the culprits.  Whether they are migratory or resident geese, they could be subject to different laws and regulations.  A reputable bird control company can help you navigate your specific area and what laws govern your area.  But there are many different bird control methods that are effective in dealing with geese.  An integrated approach using multiple strategies together to smite the geese is usually required. 

Goose Control Strategies

Goose control for commercial properties needs safe and humane methods especially if the public is in contact with the property as well.  Visual bird deterrents are a good place to begin.  Mylar tape is a very inexpensive product to put into action.  When the sun reflects off the shiny tape the brilliant shine will confuse and irritate the geese.  Also when it moves in the wind it makes an odd crinkling sound that scares birds away.  Just make sure to move the tape from time to time so the geese do not become accustomed to the tricks.

Another technique to trick the geese away is to use a coyote decoy.  They are a free standing, life-size visual deterrent that will scare large birds and geese from open spaces.  The coyote is a natural predator of the geese and ducks and the image of the coyote will frighten them. 

Another method that is entirely different is a bird sound deterrent.  Bird sound deterrents work by scaring the birds and geese away using their own predator and distress calls.  Each unit has pre-recorded actual bird calls that are broadcasted from a speaker.  The birds believe they are being warned about the area and their natural instinct will be to fly away.

Using these various goose control methods simultaneously and occasionally moving them around will keep the methods fresh and new to the birds and will keep them away.