If your garden, pool or spa area is being invaded by pest geese, you’re going to have a busy spring and summer—cleaning and chasing these pest birds. If you haven’t already discovered, geese are big, aggressive and noisy. And they pretty much go where they feel like it, trampling your flower garden and pooping in your pool, spa or decorative water feature. Goose droppings can cause bacterial and algae problems. And they can carry a number of diseases, including swimmer’s itch, histoplasmosis, toxoplasmosis and giardia.
If your home is near a lake, reservoir, or large pond, you’ll have geese snooping and pooping around your property. Homes near a river or seashore are equally vulnerable. Geese enjoy munching on grasses and aquatic plants—plants you can say goodbye to if geese decide to pay you a visit. Geese possess superb homing capabilities, which means if you failed to effectively deter them last year, they’ll be back this year. To prevent this, you’ll need an effective and humane goose control strategy.
Fortunately, the bird control experts at Bird-B-Gone offer a number of goose deterrents that will keep geese away from your property.
Scare Birds Away with Sounds Geese Hate
The Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic broadcasts pre-recorded distress and predator calls that convince birds—including geese—that their winged brethren are being attacked. The calls are broadcast for two minutes and repeated every 10 minutes to convince geese that the threat is imminent and real. The Solar Bird Chase Super Sonic was designed to discourage geese and other bird pests from flocking to large commercial areas, so it has plenty of range and reach to handle your backyard. The device comes with a built-in speaker to cover a full acre of property. Best of all, it’s solar powered and works even on overcast days. The rugged, high quality device is constructed of UV-protected materials, making it sun- and weather-resistant. A handy LCD display panel lets you set the volume and program the device to automatically shut off at night.
Scare Birds Away with the Scarecrow
Geese bold enough to enter a yard guarded by the Scarecrow will get a sudden and annoying surprise—a blast of water that will send them running. The harmless water blast, alarming sprinkler sound, and realistic looking bird-like moving head will "persuade" geese to stay away. Simple to set up and easy to use, the Scarecrow connects to your garden hose, yet it uses only 2 to 3 cups of water per spray. Scarecrows cover approximately 1,200 square feet with a stream that reaches out 35 feet and 45 feet wide. They guard your backyard, day and night for up to 6 months, delivering as many as 1,000 water blasts on one 9-volt battery. And you can easily adjust a Scarecrow’s sensitivity and coverage distance.