Do you have a Canadian Geese problem? Here are a few helpful tips you can try to deter them from your lawn. Geese can be very problematic to your lawn and its overall health and appearance.
Geese Lawn Damage
Do Canada geese eat grass?
Canada geese are primarily herbivores, although they sometimes eat small insects and fish. Their diet includes green vegetation and grains. The Canada goose eats a variety of grasses when on land. It feeds by grasping a blade of grass with the bill, then tearing it with a jerk of the head. Kentucky bluegrass is a favored food of geese, it should not be planted near newly constructed or renovated ponds.
Floating White Swan Decoy
Floating White Swan Decoy
The White Swan is a perfect addition. Use for decor or to deter Canada Geese more economically and without all the costs, hazards, and time required when spraying repellents. White Swans are very territorial, making it great to help keep geese away!
In nature, Mute swans aggressively protect their young from Canada Geese, making this swan an effective deterrent as part of an overall repellent strategy. Head and neck can be adjusted for a realistic look. This plastic decoy may be free floated, or secured in the water with string or decoy weights. It may also be secured on shore with two steel anchoring stakes (included). Decoy should be moved periodically to increase effectiveness and used with other deterrent methods.
White Swan Decoy will help deter Canada Geese from landing in your pond or water garden. In nature, White Swans are very territorial and will fight off most intruders who venture into their area. Geese will not want to confront an angry White Swan and most times will choose another body of water to land in.
If unwanted Canada geese are lingering near your pond, you can install wire to deter the geese. According to Audubon, stringing one row 6 inches off the ground by the water's edge, and another 6 inches above the water three feet into the pond, can keep geese away from their popular water spots on your property.
Dogs / Coyote
Dog / Coyote decoys are another technique used to control the geese. The dog decoys are designed to make the area less attractive to geese, causing them to land elsewhere. The dogs represent a natural predator to the geese and when they blow in the wind, they appear to be moving. This method is simple, cost effective, environmentally sound, non-lethal, and requires minimal effort on the part of the owner.
Don't give them shelter
Geese feel safe from predators where there are open sight lines, so they can see predators coming, and where they can easily escape onto open water.
- Use dense tall plantings along shorelines to make a barrier between the food and the water.
- Add variety to landscaping with clumps of taller plantings where predators could hide.
Away With Geese
The success of our geese control product is based around a simple concept: At night, geese sleep in or near water areas where they feel secure from predators. Placing a unit into these secure areas makes the geese anxious and they will no longer consider the area “safe” and will simply move to another suitable habitat within a few days.
If the geese feel insecure in an area at night, they won’t be back during the day, either. Geese, by necessity, have to be efficient. They tend to stay close to their secure areas during daylight hours in order to minimize the distance they travel each day. Away With Geese is effective in deterring the geese, so that they find a different nighttime home far enough away to discourage daily commutes back to your lawn. Simply put, it is how to get rid of geese efficiently and effectively.
The unit automatically operates at night and produces a solar-powered amber beam of light directed at goose eye-level in a 360° radius. It recharges itself each day and has an effective area of 3.5 acres. All of our products are 100% guaranteed effective, so let us help you say, Away With Geese for good!
I hope this info was helpful, and I wish you the best of luck taking care of your geese problem.