As graceful as they appear in flight, Canada Geese pose a costly nuisance for many property owners. A growing number of national wildlife organizations suggest taking an “integrated” multi-faceted approach to deter geese. Altering geese behavior continues to be more effective than lethal or harmful means. Identifying and altering/removing the “geese-attractive” features of your property, combined with professional grade goose repellents/deterrents, comprise the most effective way to solve your Canada Goose problem.
There are many humane options for deterring geese from invading your property. It’s important to thoroughly clean up any bird droppings or nesting materials before any repellent/deterrent products are installed (geese are attracted to the scent of their droppings and nests).
• Clear away reeds or plants. Canada Geese prefer a secure, protected area for nesting. Removing tall reeds or vegetation can help decrease a goose infestation.
• Increasing the angle of an embankment near water can help discourage geese from entering your property.
Remove any food source
Geese are grazers and generally attracted to areas near water that provide an ample food source like grass. Treating lawn areas with Avian Control Bird Repellent discourage geese and convince them to look for a new food source.
Sound deterrents such as the Goose-B-Gone Super Sonic broadcast recorded goose distress and predator calls to scare geese from large open spaces.
Humane Removal/Professional Installer
If you don’t have the time, resources or expertise to solve your goose problem, a number of wildlife and pest control companies offer bird control as a service. These professionals can install bird control products and offer other services such as clean-up and humane trap and goose removal.