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Forum topic by Edwin posted 02-09-2014 04:08 PM 1383 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2014 04:08 PM

I don’t know if this is appropriate for the coffee lounge but I had to start somewhere. I was wondering if you guys had any experience with getting geese off your property. I goggled it but now all they want to do is sell me something… There has to be something I can *build to deter them. I have between 40 & 50 every day. I tried fire crackers . all they do is look at me like I had two heads. I live in an area with family’s SO FIRE ARMS ARE OUT… But don’t you think I didn’t think of that… YEAH… I saw the silo-wets of dogs and that don’t work… I just thought that-maybe your grand father or some one you knew had a solution to this… Please help I am so tired of looking like I am walking through a land mine… Thanks ED

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#1 posted 02-09-2014 04:14 PM

I feel your pain.
Our office park in Atlanta had a small lake and GEESE. Goose butter all over the sidewalks, and those creatures can be aggressive too.
Hand grenades?


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#2 posted 02-09-2014 05:02 PM

I live in a lakefront house,what has somewhat worked for me was to put a bright orange ribbon around the edge of the lake low enough so they’ll need to jump over it to get to my yard,it needs to be adjusted periodically.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 02-09-2014 05:43 PM

If you look up Methyl anthranilate in wikipedia you can read all about it. It is used to flavor Grape KoolAid. Maybe you can mix up a big batch of Grape KoolAid and spray it on a test patch of lawn or attack the birds with it and see what happens. You can also buy the chemical in bulk and spray it.

Wikipedia also says it occurs naturally in Concord Grapes, mandarin orange and oranges. Maybe you could buy some CONCORD GRAPE JUICE and use it. I wonder if you could take mandarin or orange peels and blend it up in water and spray that on your lawn or on the birds themselves. Anyway itʻs an interesting thought.

Do a google search on Methyl anthranilate.

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#4 posted 02-09-2014 06:18 PM

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#5 posted 02-09-2014 07:26 PM

When I worked for AT&T and at the Corporate office in New Jersey and all of the officers flew to NJ from New York. They would have to tip-toe through the geese droppings at the heli-pad so they stuck some plastic Swans at the corner of the pad and it worked.

It seems that Geese and Swans don’t mix. Or maybe you could buy some real swans for a $1,000.00 a peace

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 02-09-2014 08:16 PM

Get a dog that like to chase birds. Geese hate dogs coming after them

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 02-09-2014 09:20 PM

Big dog… Or at least 20lbs with a lot of fire in his @$$.....

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#8 posted 02-09-2014 09:35 PM

Rubber snakes? Plastic owls?

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#9 posted 02-09-2014 09:41 PM

I’m with tyvekboy. It was used to keep them off the crops on the farm. Worked pretty good.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#10 posted 02-10-2014 01:30 PM

12 gauge may work

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#11 posted 02-10-2014 01:39 PM

This was a big problem at our golf club, goose sh*t everywhere. The greenskeeper after trying daily shotgun blasts, letting his live dog chase them, finally came up with a winner. Try to google “Wind-motion Dog Decoys ” the one they have is off a wolf and the wind moves it back and forth around the pole it’s attached to. We haven’t had geese anymore…

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#12 posted 02-10-2014 04:55 PM

Have seen in some parks – where they use Coyote’s (decoys actually) around the pond.. so maybe a styrofoam predator will ward them off.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#13 posted 02-10-2014 05:17 PM

I have a friend that has the same problem….he figures out which bird is the Alpha Male and shoots him with a BB gun. When he leaves the rest go. He also bought an RV toy boat and chases them with that. What worked the best is shooting one with a sub-sonic 22 round and leaving it float around…it was a great deterant to the rest coming back….but his wife put an end to that!

-- Mike

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#14 posted 02-10-2014 05:21 PM

Goose Gumbo…just add some sausage and onions and a good roux

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#15 posted 02-10-2014 05:50 PM

The golf course i belong to had problems with geese. They made foam alligators and put them on a rope in the ponds. Left enough slack so they moved with the wind. They also had some coyote decoys that were set up on rotating axis like a windmill so it looked like the coyotes were moving around. That was the last we saw of any geese.

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