Getting Rid of Pest Geese
If your golf course, commercial park or greenbelt is near a pond, lake or other body of water, pest geese can pose a number of problems. Besides their noise and aggressive behavior (geese have been known to attack passersby—especially small pets and children), the average Canada goose can produce one to two pounds of droppings every day. Fail to remove these droppings and they will quickly saturate an entire area with an unpleasant odor. Geese can also be quite destructive, trampling and destroying flowerbeds and other delicate plants. Finally, goose droppings often carry diseases, which can contaminate ponds and other decorative water features on commercial, residential or municipal property.
The use of poisons, pellet guns, firearms and other lethal means to get rid of geese is illegal. Canadian Geese are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act of 1918, so you can’t kill or harm a goose, or damage or move its eggs or nest without a Federal permit. Bird B Gone offers a number of effective and humane ways to get rid of pest geese: