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.
 

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.

 

 

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.
 

Spring into Action to Protect Your Orchard from Pest Birds

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Fran Prisco

bird damage to orchardsWith spring just around the corner, bird pests will be flocking to your orchard. Unless you’re ready with some effective pest bird deterrents, you’ll experience some heavy losses. As you’ve regrettably experienced in the past, birds will strip berries, and ruin radishes, turnips, rutabagas, cabbages, cauliflower, canola, and kale. Come spring, they’ll also steal your seeds, damage seedlings and eat your almonds, flowering cherries and crab apples.
 
Time to prepare for the invasion of pest birds! Fortunately, you have an arsenal of humane and effective pest bird deterrents to choose from. These can be used to deter a wide range of bird pests. Most of these deterrents are easy to implement and require very little maintenance. Here’s what the bird control experts at Bird-B-Gone recommend:
 
Seal Out Bird Pests from Your Orchard with Bird Netting
 
Bird-B-Gone’s Garden Bird Netting is the barrier deterrent that effectively locks out pest birds. The easy to handle netting is very light and designed for temporary use. It solves your pest bird problem humanely, without having to resort to poisons or traps. Garden Bird Netting is fabricated of tough, UV-protected polypropylene. It’s available in a 3/4-inch mesh to seal out today’s most damaging bird pests. The netting is also available in a ½-inch and ¼-inch mesh to deny smaller birds access to your orchard. Garden Bird Netting comes in bulk rolls of 14 x 100 feet and 14 x 200 feet. The large rolls are easily trimmed down to protect specific areas of your orchard. The netting can be suspended around an entire area and firmly secured with zip ties, twine or similar materials.
 
Scare Birds from Your Orchard with Sonic Bird Deterrents
 
Birds come to your orchard because it’s inviting and a safe area to feed. Remove the inviting and safe and you remove the pest birds. Bird-B-Gone’s Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic broadcasts pre-recorded distress and predator calls that birds recognize as a natural threat. The calls last for two minutes and are repeated every 10 minutes to discourage all types of birds from your orchard—as many as 22 different species. The Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic comes with a built-in speaker to protect over an acre-size orchard. And since the device is powered by sunlight, it can be conveniently placed where pest birds gather most often. It even works on cloudy days. Constructed of UV-protected materials, it’s sun- and weather-resistant.

Fog Force Bird Repellent

Applied using thermal foggers or misting units, Bird-B-Gone’s Fog Force is a non-toxic liquid fogging agent used to deter all birds from open spaces like orchards. The active ingredient is methyl anthranilate, a grape extract proven to be effective in repelling pest birds. The extract irritates birds’ trigeminal nerve and mucous membranes, yet it will not harm birds or work crews.
 
 

 

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.

 

Goose Control that is Effective Yet Humane

Friday, March 14, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

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

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

Goose Repellent to the Rescue

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

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

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

Goose Control in Public Places

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

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

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

Safe Goose Control Method

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

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

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.

 

Effective Goose Repellents to Use for Private and Public Properties

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

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

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

Non-Lethal Goose Repellent Choices

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

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

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

 

Urban Canada Goose Control

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

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

Discouraging Geese with Goose Control Products

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

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

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

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

 

Humane Goose Control for Canada Geese

Monday, February 24, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

goose control

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

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

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

Goose Control Needs Planning

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

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

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


 

Lawn Goose Deterrents that Keep the Pest Geese Away

Friday, February 21, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

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

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

DIY Goose Deterrents

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

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

 

Best Goose Control Practices

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

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

Goose Control Product Options

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

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

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

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

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

 

Non-Lethal Goose Control

Friday, February 14, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch

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

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

Liquid Goose Control Spray

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

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

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

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

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.