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getting rid of geese?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bligh61, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 239

    any ideas on how to get geese off of my customers lawns, any sprays or tricks used?
  2. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 811

    Gempler's Catalog has something in it that may work. www.gempler's.com
  3. Blades of Steel

    Blades of Steel LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 599

    here in the south we use #4 shot and a 12 guage !
  4. Popsicle

    Popsicle LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    Are they walking onto the yards from the water?

    A property I service had them something horrible and the solution came in a simple wrought iron fence (only about 36" high) along the top of the short bulkhead. Apparently, most geese prefer to walk onto land rather than fly in. No more geese.

    Shotguns wouldn't have gone over real well up here. ;)
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    A Rosting pan and some butter.
  6. Birddog Lawncare

    Birddog Lawncare LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 73

    If you can't use a 12ga, try putting up some pink flamingos and that will run them off.
  7. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,850

    it isn't very practical but, the country club around here use some Dogs that patrol the course.
  8. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    A single wire that is 18" or so, off the ground. stretched for the length of such pond or water area.

    The Idea stems from turkeys. All birds can walk and most can fly. A study came out that to keep particuarly turkeys (but also ducks, chickens, geese, emu, and other fowl for eating) is that you place a fence or wire about 2/3-5/8 the birds height around area you want to keep them in.
    The birds will not fly over it because the wire is too low and they wont go over it because the wire is too high.
  9. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    I live on a golf course and we use dogs also, but the dogs can't keep them off of every whole at the same time so it seems like they are always somewhere! I think a shot gun is your best bet!
  10. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Posts: 1,557

    That would work well except the animal control dept would pick the dogs up here.

    What about an air blast cannon on a timed controller.

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