Problems Associated with Pest Geese:
- Unsightly mess – at least a pound of droppings per day per goose
- Disease risk – droppings can carry histoplasmosis and other infectious diseases that can be harmful and even fatal to humans
- Liability of slip-and-fall lawsuits or occupational disease lawsuits
- Danger of attack – geese are aggressive and territorial during nesting season
- High cost of cleanup, repair and maintenance
- Property devaluation
What’s the Difference Between “Distress,” “Alert” and “Alarm” Calls on Sonic Goose Repellents?
Several years ago, Dr. Philip Whitford, wildlife biologist and animal behavior expert, recorded alert and alarm calls under natural conditions, evoking immediate recognition. These were the first (and remain the only) such recorded calls in the world. “Alert” signifies uneasiness or concern about potential danger sources; “Alarm” denotes immediate danger requiring instant evacuation, without lingering to identify the source.
Dr. Whitford’s studies over the years have shown that the realistic nature of the alarm and alert calls is the best way to permanently rid a facility of birds – the geese are too intelligent and discriminating to be fooled by anything unnatural. The Bird-X GOOSEBUSTER is the only sonic goose repellent available that reproduces these sounds.
Testing has shown considerable variation in initial goose reaction to alarm-call geese control products, from instant and total departure to a nervous response and threatened behavior without evacuation. Results depend on past experience of geese, length of residency and season. For specific information about Canada Goose nesting habits and seasonal behavior, download our helpful Calendar of the Goose.
Bird Stop® is our best-selling liquid aversion that prevents geese from grazing. The active ingredient in Bird Stop® liquid is methyl anthranilate, a derivative of concord grapes. Methyl anthranilate has a taste and smell that birds avoid because it irritates their trigeminal systems and causes temporary discomfort, causing them to search elsewhere for food. Bird Stop is safe and does not harm birds.
Floating Bird Balls are great goose deterrent products for airport retention ponds. These balls provide up to 99% surface coverage, effectively eliminating waterfowl from landing in bodies of water. The balls even allow sunlight to maintain the water’s ecosystem and provide other benefits such as algae control and odor control. Bacteria and other vegetation growing on the balls is not a problem due to the continuous motion on the surface of the water.