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.
However, for the best control in large open spaces, the fully autonomous ProHawk UAV Drone is the most advanced geese deterrent solution. Bird-X teamed up with Google Maps on state-of-the-art GPS technology to set geographical waypoints and a flight path for the ProHawk UAV. The natural goose deterrent drone also emits terrifying predator cries, which combined with its threatening physical presence, has been used to scare geese away from large agricultural areas, golf courses and parks.
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 geese nesting habits and seasonal behavior, download our helpful Calendar of the Goose.
Floating Bird Balls are great goose deterrent products for airport retention ponds. These balls eliminate waterfowl, like geese, by completely covering the water’s surface to prevent pest water birds from landing. The balls even allow sunlight to maintain the water’s ecosystem. Bacteria, and other vegetation growing on the balls is not a problem due to the continuous motion on the surface of the water.