There are many parts of the country in which it is not uncommon to walk out into your front yard and see a plethora of geese just hanging out. While they do not pose an imminent threat, they also are not exactly the kindest or cleanest of creatures which can lead to a number of issues in your day to day life. Not to mention, these birds can pose a major threat to the health of your lawn. When you find yourself in this position, it is often very frustrating trying to get rid of these pests. Luckily, the experts at Lawn Connection have plenty of solutions to your geese problem. Continue reading to discover the many ways you can make your lawn a less attractive congregation spot for the geese in your area.
Take Note of How Long They Are Sticking Around
While you may be annoyed by the geese in your yard, there is a very good chance that they are simply using your lawn as a resting point during their migration. If you notice that they only seem to show up every once in awhile and are gone within a day or two, there is no use try to evict them. They will be gone soon enough.
Leave Your Grass a Bit Higher
Naturally, geese are attracted to very short grass. Keeping this in mind, you may want to consider leaving your grass a bit longer than you usually do. We would suggest keeping it three inches tall or higher.
Boost Any Waterfront Vegetation
If you live near a body of water, even a small one, this is likely the cause of so many geese flocking to your property. In order to prevent them from stopping at your home, we would suggest letting the foliage around your waterfront grow a little more than you normally would. This will make your body of water far less enticing to geese.
One of the best ways to keep geese off your property, especially around bodies of water, is to install wire to deter them. Simply stringing one row that is six inches high around the water’s edge and you will be able to keep them away must better than you could previously.
Do Not Feed Them
Animals go where the food is. Even though you may think it is fun to feed the geese in your yard, there is no way you will be able to get rid of them if you continue to do so.
Get A Dog
While we would recommend getting a dog to prevent geese from flocking to your property, it is important that you get the right kind of dog. Border collies are known to be one of the most effective breeds of dogs for getting rid of geese. This is because they do not have the desire to eat them, but instead will simply herd them out of your yard. Geese do not like being herded and therefore will not likely return after being chased off by a dog once or twice.
Call The Experts
If you don’t have any desire to handle your goose problem on your own (which, who would?) you can always call the experts at Lawn Connection. We can make a plan depending on the severity of your specific situation, and treat your land monthly so that these pests will leave your yard once and for all. Call us today to learn more about our goose control services. We have helped many people in the New Jersey area take care of their geese invasions and we can help you in no time at all!