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Canadian Geese Repellents
Canadian Geese are beautiful animals but they are the type that can take over an entire location depending on the proximity to a body of water. There are many places in the continental United States where these birds will make a pit stop on the way to warmer climates of the south. Because of the amount of geese that can fly together at one point during their migration they can end up making a public park of your property if you have a pond or some water where they can rest. They leave a lot of droppings and can even make you and your pets sick. Unfortunately they can also destroy crops and get you a higher car washing bill. Canadian geese can also be a bit aggressive if you try to scare them away, so you should learn other ways to keep them off your property.
Don’t Let Them Land
The best way to get them off your property is to prevent them from ever landing in the first place. You could get some sort of predator decoy that geese can see from the sky. That method is effective because the Canadian geese will see danger and pick another spot for landing. In order for the decoy method to be effective you have to make sure that the decoy is visible from the sky so avoid putting it next to trees where they will be invisible from above. The types of decoys that you should try are the natural predators such as coyotes and wolves. You can also use reflective tape as there is more of a chance that it will be seen from above during the day time. Something that can reflect the light works; some people will even Compact Discs to accomplish the reflection effect.
Scare Them Away
If the birds have already made their temporary home at the location then it is time to scare them away. Because they can be aggressive if you are trying to scare them away with your own body language and movements, you should try other methods. Loud noises are pretty effective in scaring Canadian geese away. The most effective way unfortunately may not be legal in your state and that is fireworks. Check the laws regarding fireworks and if they are not legal in your area you should move to other types of loud noises. Air horns are a great substitute to fireworks and they keep you at a safe distance from the birds. You may also be able to get CDs with distressed geese sounds; these are good up to a point. The problem is that you will either be listening to distressed geese sounds all day or they won’t really be as effective because they will keep landing until you play the sounds again.
Dogs are grrrreat at keeping away Canadian Geese! Some breeds, like border collies or sheep dogs, are super at it. In fact, many companies employ these dogs to harass and chase away geese until they no longer use a particular property. You can hire many companies off of my directory to harass geese with canines. The dogs get paid 10 bones per job, but the wildlife companies charge human money.
If All Else Fails
If the Canadian geese seem to not be afraid of the previous methods, then it is time to carefully try to get them on your own. Do not do so by attempting to grab a goose, because that will only put you and the bird at unnecessary risk. There are ways you can scare them without having to put yourself in that situation. You can use a large towel or a flag to waive close to them. Some people who own dogs will see that they are effective in getting the geese away, mainly herding breeds. The herding actions of a dog will get the geese to leave because there is a lot of barking and movement. If the problem is a huge number of geese then you can call your local wildlife experts to have them removed. The birds are beautiful and there is no need to harm them. Follow these steps and they will be gone sooner rather than later.
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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.
This site is intended to provide Canada Goose deterrent education and information about Canada Goose repellents, such as those you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes, 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. But remember, mothballs and fox or coyote urine won't do the trick, nor will high pitch sound or noise machines. If you are unable to solve the problem on your own, 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 your nuisance Canada Goose.
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