Father Knows Best: Implementing Canada Geese Pest Control Measures for a Happy and Healthy Outdoor Environment

It’s Father’s Day and you’re enjoying the warm June weather outside in nature, the whole family is enjoying itself and everyone is happy.

Suddenly, you hear it – the honking. A chill descends over your group as you realize that your fun times are about to end. The Canada geese have arrived and they’re here to ruin your day.

What do you do about it? How can you prevent this from happening? How do you protect your family from the geese? Our blog will give you some advice on how to keep them from goosing your Father’s Day outdoor adventures.

Canada Geese: How to Handle Them

Canada geese are well-known as an aggressive species of bird. They have a reputation for attacking innocent bystanders out of nowhere. Every year, reports flood in about goose attacks.

However, you need to keep in mind that they are only likely to attack if they feel their nest or eggs are threatened. That’s something we can all understand; surely, you would act similarly if you felt your family was in danger, right?

Most of the time, Canada geese will let people be without incident. Of course, if you are near their nest, all bets are off. So, how do you keep them from building nests in your area?

Canada Goose Pest Control

You don’t want Canada geese nesting in your backyard. If they build their nests there, they will, as previously mentioned, attack anyone who gets too close. They can also be bad for your landscaping as they tear up the grass and leave their feces everywhere. Rather than trying to remove them once they’re already there, your best bet is to prevent them from setting up shop in the first place.

To protect your family, how do you prevent geese from nesting near you so you can enjoy a safe and enjoyable Father’s Day in peace? There are a few methods:

Habitat Modifications

One of the best ways to prevent geese is to make an area less desirable as a habitat. Canada geese prefer open spaces with young, tender grass and clear sightlines to water, so there are a few things you can do:

  • Build fences
  • Grow trees to interfere with flight paths
  • Grow tall plants
  • Avoid feeding geese
  • Create barriers near water

These are very environmentally friendly ways of Canada goose pest control. If you continue to have problems, you may want to try more drastic measures.

Fear Deterrents

Scaring geese away is another route you can go down. These methods can include:

  • Set up effigies of humans or coyotes (scarecrows for geese)
  • Motion-activated sprinklers (buy these from our Poulin’s store locations!)
  • Lasers
  • Dogs
  • Flags, balloons, reflective tape
  • Pyrotechnics, propane cannons, other sound deterrents and distress calls

Lethal Techniques

If all else fails, you may need to resort to lethal methods such as hunting or egg destruction. However, these methods require permits and should be considered a last resort.

Poulin’s Pest Control for Canada Geese

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