How to Get Rid of Geese in Backyard Pools

How to Get Rid of Geese in Backyard Pools

Posted on June 30, 2014 by Kathy Fritsch in Goose Control

Summer time is fun time. The backyard pool beckons you on the hot days. Rafts are being blown up. Pennies and toys are thrown in for the kids to dive down and find them. What stops this fun playtime? Geese. Geese are drawn towards water and grassy areas. This is why you often see them at parks and golf courses. Goose control is needed for the backyard area when geese have found your outdoor summer haven. Installing Goose control will be the only way to get rid of geese from the pool and yard.

Canada Geese Facts

One of the best-known birds in North American.
Found in every contiguous U.S. State at one time of the year or another.
Adaptable to many habitats.
Only 50 geese produce two and a half tons of droppings in a year.
The oldest known wild Canada goose was over 30 years old.
Babies often remain with their parents for an entire year.

Geese are interesting creatures and can be a lot of fun to watch. But watching them from a distance is what you are striving for. Backyard geese are a real nuisance and will contaminate the backyard grassy area as well as the pool. Geese feces can be hazardous to your health, especially when inhaled or ingested. Geese feces may contain parasites such as giardia, coliform, cryptosporidium and campylobacter. The most serious is cryptosporidium which causes symptoms which could include watery diarrhea, dehydration, fever, nausea, vomiting, weight loss and stomach pain.

Getting rid of the nuisance geese and other pest birds from your backyard pool does not need to be difficult or expensive. Installing a couple of goose control options will keep the family having their fun in the sun. One goose control product is a simple scare balloon. The scare balloon is the same size as an average beach ball. What scares the geese away is the predator design on the shiny surface of the balloon. The balloon can be filled up about half way with water and can float around the surface of the pool. The design and movement of the balloon will scare the geese and ultimately getting rid of geese from the pool area. The balloons can also be hung in trees, along the sides of the home, or on posts around a garden area. It not only scares geese, but other pest birds as well.

Another goose control device that can be used to deter the Canada geese is the Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler. The Scarecrow is a motion-activated device that releases an immediate spray of water when the fowl gets in the way of the infrared sensor. It can detect the birds from 35 feet away. For the most part, the birds will not be present when you are in the yard and all the kids are running around and screaming. The sprinkler is ideal for the times you are not in the backyard.

Using both bird control tactics together will give you continuous bird control which in turn will keep the pool area bird free and disease free.