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Getting Geese to Leave Permantly?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Tim Wright, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,034

    Does anyone know what to do to get geese to permantly leave a property, in a friendly way that is?

  2. befnme

    befnme LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,413

  3. Tim Wright

    Tim Wright LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,034

    Great! I will look into this.

  4. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 649

    Lesco makes a product that will deture them .Check with your local dealer
  5. crzymow

    crzymow LawnSite Senior Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 378

    the product lesco works pretty good, never used it, talked to a few that have. it is something you have to spray on the turf, not sure how costly it is. It is something you have to spray every few mowings as well if i remember right. it leaves a bad taste in the birds mouth, kinda like heartburn. it also has some kind of thing it that only geese or maybe all birds see, but they remember it so they wont go back to that area if they see it.
  6. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 372

    I rep a product for one of my networking partners from Sepro. It is about (3 times) the cost of a normal lawn application. It goes down (3) times per year - minimum, and has it's greatest affect when applied just prior to the mowing season starting. As in....right now. The product gives the geese indigestion "squirts" and conditions them to the fact that this particular lawn tastes like bad Taco Bell. Once they digest the product and pass it through their digestive track, the waste appears to have sparkles in it, due to the UV rays in the product. The geese see the sparkles in the waste and become conditioned to the terrible affects of eating from the lawn. Keep in mind that geese have more "cones" in their eyes and can see the UV rays, which we cannot. This is not a full-proof method, as they may stick around the property if someone else is feeding them nearby. The desired effect is to have them jump ponds before they start to nest. Once a canadian goose hatches, it returns annually to that very location.
  7. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    Fishing line strung about 6" high across a lawn wil drive them crazy. They'll avoid the area.
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Remington and Winchester make a great product as well :laugh:

    BRAD'S LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    Were do you leave i will kill them for you! Kill them that's how you get rid of them!!!
  10. Ol'time Lawncare

    Ol'time Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 497

    They have a thing about feeding them at wildwood>my wife go a ticket while on vacation for feeding the stupid things. i like a good ol'45 quick and easy!!!:rolleyes:

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