How to get rid of the geese?

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how can I keep the geese of my lawn? they are really making a mesh, please help have to fight them twice a day with water hose

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  • Judy Judy on Sep 04, 2018

    Carolyn, this made me laugh visualizing you with the hose.

    Do you have a dog? They will scare them.

    An owl or coyote plastic figure in your yard works too.

    Amazon has them.


  • Leah Leah on Sep 04, 2018

    I live in a Lake community, and people on water side use old smelly tennis shoes. They also look for a nest on property and destroy it and eggs.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 04, 2018

    Hello Carolyn


    Me too....Some research say swan decoys work heres a link below. A few of my neighbors have them. Active herding type dogs are the best for mitigation, but sadly my rescue dog is very passive. Squirrels yes, geese no!


    Best wishes in your geese elimination efforts. Let me know what works!


    https://www.amazon.com/Decoy-Inc-Floating-Swan-Pair/dp/B018H847L4


    https://pilotonline.com/news/government/local/article_c86bbdd2-9128-58c4-ac79-39829e329ee9.html

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Sep 04, 2018

    Here in Rochester, MN we have an overabundance of Canadian geese year round. One of our golf courses that is on the river used a novel idea. They had cutouts of dogs placed on the fairways scattered along the river. They also invited the golfers to bring their dogs along while they golfed. It seems to have worked, you very rarely see the geese anymore when you drive by the part that was the worst problem. They used cutouts of German shepherds, attached them to something and pushed them into the ground. They are still there and it has been about three years. We have a big problem with both geese and crows that is on going, especially the crows downtown. What a mess!

  • Leah Leah on Sep 05, 2018

    I am not for or against destroying eggs. However, most of eat chicken eggs, and many eat duck eggs. Many people live here to enjoy the lake and accept the geese, but we had an over abundance of geese. People on lake side could not use their yards because of duck do,do. Therefore, the board that runs this place started the nest and egg hunt. All animals should be treated with respect. I do not hunt eggs or nests, but I understand why they did it. We also have a safe haven for deers, no hunting allowed. They thrive on our vegtables and flowers, but they do not make our yard unusable.



  • Carol Kobelski Carol Kobelski on Sep 05, 2018

    Put a string fence their height around it. We have been successful all summer but not neighbors

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 06, 2018

    Geese that are nesting can be a lot more aggressive and may not permit you to approach them. However, they are afraid of sudden loud noises which might indicate danger. Firing a hunting rifle, using an air horn, or using some other method to produce an unexpected noise may be enough to drive the geese away.


    Of course the obvious is not to feed them, cut tall grass, use swan decors.

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