Although geese are a beautiful part of nature, they also can be messy, potentially harmful to humans and damaging to your lawn. Each goose can eat up to four pounds of grass daily and can drop two to four pounds of excrement per day. Geese can also deter clients from visiting your establishment or alter the path of residents from entering their homes. If you have a property located near a body of water that attracts geese, we have the solutions for you. Suburban Landscaping offers commercial, multi-family, and industrial properties the service of deterring the geese from feeding and nesting on your property. Our methods are humane and harmless to the geese, yet highly effective. We currently offer three different options for goose control and are listed below.
Using visible replicas of predator animals, like Coyotes, we are able to deter geese from landing and nesting near your pond or water feature. These life-like and full-size replicas have a mowing tail that blows in the wind giving a very real appearance. This is one of the most humane and safest ways to dissuade geese from landing and nesting. This is also the least expensive method of goose control, starting at $95 per replica statue.
Flight Control Spray
Flight Control is a liquid lawn application that is applied to your turf where the geese are feeding. The chemical is undetectable by human eyes, but the goose will see the lawn in the ultra-violet spectrum. The chemical also gives the goose a harmless, temporary digestive irritation that usually will last for around 20 minutes. The combination of the digestive problem with the change in the look of the turf in the ultra-violet spectrum will train the geese to nest and feed in other areas. This application usually takes about two to three days to start showing signs of improvement. the Flight Control application is harmless to humans, dogs, cats, birds and insects. This application is different from other Canadian goose repellents in that it is not made from grapes and will not wash away with natural rainfall or irrigation.
Goose Away Lights
These solar powered lights are used to deter the geese at night from nesting by disrupting their sleep pattern. The 100 watt bulb flashes out a light in all directions that simulates the eye reflections of predators. Each light is guaranteed from the manufacturer for two years and has a replaceable photo cell head. Made out of a heavy plastic which can withstand snow and ice, the lights can be left outside year round, maintenance free. There are two main types of lights, land based and water based.
Geese can be very territorial when nesting, and can even be hostile towards human adults and children. These products are designed to help deter geese from populating your property each year, and the combination can be very effective. Suburban Landscapings' project manager can manage this entire process for you, from designing the installation of these lights to the proper placement and installation.
Often overlooked, geese can be a curable liability to your property. If your property is suffering from a rampant goose population and is in need of a solution, Suburban Landscaping has your solution. Call our office for a goose control free estimate or send us an email on-line.
- A goose can weigh 6-13 pounds
- A goose can live for 25 years
- Geese mate for life
- Once you have geese, more geese will follow.
- During a six week summer Molt season, geese are unable to fly
- Geese are herbivores and eat only grass, grains and water plants
- Goose excrement has been linked to parasites and diseases
- Property value can decrease by 5% due to Geese flocks
- Geese flocks nesting will attract predator animals as well
- Flocks grow annually by 10-15%
- Geese carry disease including Swimmers Itch & Salmonella
- Shooting or poisoning geese is illegal
- Insurance companies often pay the costs for Goose removal