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goose problem

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by silverscapes, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. silverscapes

    silverscapes LawnSite Member
    from de
    Messages: 88

    is there any thing out there that i can put on grass so geese will not eat it or go near it... besides a shotgun and a dog.... its on a golf course...
  2. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    golf course?? hey i've used a fungicide called 'defender' that is labled for geese control. works good, but haven't found it on the markert for awhile. i use a local guy that trains his bird dog. he sets it free and keeps the geese'a fly'n and the dog doesen't harm the birds and control is amazing!! flight control is an option, but it gets VERY expensive! and you need multi-apps.
  3. pinto n mwr

    pinto n mwr LawnSite Senior Member
    from gr8, mn
    Messages: 422

    flight control plus, changes the uv index of grass. also causes mild indigestion for the buggers'
  4. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,720

    I could say something about Alka Seltzer tablets :rolleyes: here....but I'd be afraid some PETA person might read this blog and start to :dizzy: freak out !!!
  5. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    I have used Flight Control plus with good results.
  6. tyaroch

    tyaroch LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 119

    30-06. lol
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969


    Somewhere I heard stretching Fishing line every 3 to 4 feet 2 feet off the ground keeps them from landing. They can see it and don't land. No personal experience to back this up.
  8. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    The option that Ric states does work....another option is to plant some tall grasses and such at the edge of the water. or even put op the fake coyotes.

    The taller grasses give predators a place to hide, and as such the geese will likely stay away. given it s golf course, the golfers won't like th tall grasses, and the stringing the lake might also cause some issues with the golfers as well.

    There are some companies that use dogs to chase em away, and another option is to give one of your guys a rc truck to drive around and keep the geese occupied.
  9. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,720


    " Plop, plop " !!
    " Fizz, fizz" !!
    " Oh, What a Relief it Is" !!

  10. tyaroch

    tyaroch LawnSite Member
    from MI
    Messages: 119

    Marcos, Good idea!

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