How to Keep Canada Geese Away From Your Yard or Lawn

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Canada geese are becoming more of a problem for homeowners all around the world. They’ll invade your community, pollute your yards with their poop and generally drive you crazy while destroying your property and the crops that you’ve worked so hard to grow. Believe it or not, they can be quite territorial meaning you won’t be able to get rid of them easily. If you have a Canada geese problem, you may have heard about repellants that could keep them away. Let’s take a look at a few.

Herding Dogs
If you’ve wanted a pet for quite some time now, this is the perfect time to obtain a herding dog. Herding dogs such as border collies can be trained to repel Canada geese. They will not harm the geese but force them into the water while not allowing them to come back out to feed on land. They will harass the geese over and over again; prohibit them from nesting and courting on your property as well. The herding dog doesn’t even touch them to accomplish this and soon after, the geese will no longer feel the hospitality of hanging out in your yard. Considering that herding dogs have to be trained to handle this task, you will be out of some money and there’s no guarantee that the geese won’t keep attempting to take over your land.

Geese Decoys
Okay, so maybe buying a dog is completely out of the question, but you could still invest in a swan decoy. This is basically a swan like figure that you put into your pond or lake to keep the geese away. Swans are more territorial than geese, so when they’re in the water, geese will not swim up to them so as to avoid confrontation. All you have to do is tie the figure to something with some weight, set it in the pond or lake and allow it to float around. This will give it a more natural appearance and life like look. Geese decoys are very cheap, but don’t you think that at some point in time the geese will figure out that it’s not real? Once they do, you can forget about repelling them, because they’ll be moving back in.

Bird-X Irri-tape Ribbon
Did you know that certain sounds and colors can send birds into a frenzy? That is exactly what the irri-tape claims. Yet, it doesn’t just affect two of their senses; it affects all of their senses. It is basically iridescent foil that scares them when the light hits it and causes it to display different reflections and shadows. Also, when the irri-tape blows in the wind, it makes a metallic like noise that is supposed to annoy the geese and send them in another direction. It acts as a physical deterrent that blocks geese using its brackets on all types of surfaces. It can be used anywhere and it’s inexpensive. However, there is no real evidence that it will repel geese for good. Eventually, the Canada geese may actually start to become immune and they will continue being the nuisance that they are.

Change in Your Landscape
Being able to repel geese may be as easy as making some changes in your landscape. According to a study done in BerryMan Institute in Kentucky, geese like to eat bluegrass and other types of grass, but there are some species of grass that they will avoid such as Tall Fescue Grass, Euonymus, Japanese Pachysandra, English Ivy, Shrubbery and Tall Trees, Natural Meadow and Wildflower Areas and Periwinkle. Geese like to be in open areas where they can watch out for their predators and move quickly when needed. Avoiding areas with tall grass and shrubbery ensures their ability to fly. Changing your landscape in this manner definitely won’t be cheap and will be time consuming. Besides, you really shouldn’t have to change the way your yard looks to keep geese away.

Audio Repellants
There are a variety of audio repellants that you can invest in to use for 5-7 acres of your land. If you have more land than this, you’ll need to buy more than one. These repellants send out Canada geese danger and warning calls that will scare the geese and supposedly make them leave. The problem is that geese are very quick learners and will eventually figure out that you’re toying with them. Then, you will have wasted money on a repellant that only worked for a short period of time.

More in-detail how-to Canada Geese removal articles:

Information about Canada Goose trapping - analysis and methods for how to trap.
Information about how to kill a Canada Goose - with poison or other methods.
Information about how to keep Canada Geese away - prevention techniques.
Information about how to catch a Canada Goose - remove one stuck in the house.
Information about Canada Goose repellent - analysis of types and effectiveness.

This site is intended to provide education and information about how to keep Canada Geese away from your house, yard or lawn, so that you can make an informed decision if you need to deal with a Canada Goose problem. This site provides many Canada Goose control articles and strategies, if you wish to attempt to solve the problem yourself. If you are unable to do so, which is likely with many cases of Canada Goose removal, please go to the home page and click the USA map, where I have wildlife removal experts listed in over 500 cites and towns, who can properly help you with keeping away Canada Geese.

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