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The preferred habitat for geese is a large, unobstructed lawn area close to open water. Many urban features, including parks, industrial sites, residential complexes, golf courses, and planned residential communities, provide such an environment. Urban planners should consider problems with waterfowl and other wildlife while new projects are being developed. It is much easier and less expensive to design a facility without features that attract waterfowl than to retrofit an existing site.
This is often Ohio Geese Control’s first recommendation based on the each facilities aptitude for alterations to their landscape. Landscape modification alone will not be as affective, especially when the geese are well established. However, when coupled with additional tactics (such as harassing geese with border collies) it makes the geese very weary of the location.
Here are some quick tips to discouraged geese from using an area:
- Eliminating islands or peninsulas
- Reduce or eliminate fertilizer, this makes the grass less tasty
- Reduce watering
- Reduce the amount of grassy areas
- Plant foul tasting plants
- Seed surrounding areas with natural prairie grasses
- Place grassy areas away from water areas
- Do not allow anyone to feed the geese
- Turn pond aerators off in the winter to allow pond to freeze
- Limit the amount of mulch beds (zero scape)
- Eliminate nesting structures
For more information or if you would like our assistance in your landscape plans, let us know. Our experts will work with landscape architects, lawn care specialists and property managers to consult on the most effective ways to reduce the attractiveness of your site to Canada geese naturally. Call us at 1-877-91GEESE.