As annoying as it might be to see those black and green goose droppings across your commercial grounds, attempting to take matters into your own hands could be detrimental and unlawful.
If you’ve been in the area for any amount of time, you know the havoc Canadian geese can wreak on greenery and most commercial properties.
Geese cause damage to landscape, deposit large amounts of bacteria-laden feces everywhere, and pretty much aggravate anyone who comes near. And go near you shall not, according to the law.
So how can you prevent these geese from turning your green landscape to barren dirt?
Here are some tips to help prevent the birds from taking over, without getting you in trouble with the law.
- Canadian geese prefer short grass to feed on. Leave grass adjacent to water tall, as the birds typically avoid such habitats.
- Use scare techniques like noisemakers, strobe lights and distress calls to create a “hostile” environment and deter the geese from nesting.
- Install temporary low fences marked with high visibility materials, to repel the geese. The adults will be able to fly over, but the young goslings won’t. This will deter the adults from nesting there.