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Lin
keeping geese & ducks off waterfront yard

Does anyone have a cheap & successful suggestion to keeping geese and ducks from using my waterfront yard for their "bathroom"?:mad: I've tried installing shiny ribbon material to a string from one end of yard to another, but that doesn't scare them off. I've tried plastic fencing, but in high winds, that blows over. I've tried rope floats but they just swim over them. Geese "waste" is nasty. Can make people and pets very sick.

I know some people suggest sprinkling crushed red pepper seeds to
keep stray dogs from using your lawn for their "pitstops", so wondered if anyone has tried this w/geese.

canuk
Re: keeping geese & ducks off waterfront yard

Having a dog works great.

Lin
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Already gotta dog, but since this is a weekend home, the dog doesn't "arrive" until the weekend. the geese "poop" has actually made the dog very sick, so that's why I need a way to keep the yard geese-free during the week.

Lin
Re: keeping geese & ducks off waterfront yard

Already gotta dog, but since this is a weekend home, the dog doesn't "arrive" until the weekend. the geese "poop" has actually made the dog very sick, so that's why I need a way to keep the yard geese-free during the week.

havanagranite
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kingtrader
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My boat was a landing station for Gulls, Geese and Ducks until I put a fake Owl on the deck. Try attaching a plastic Owl to a post. Also, my brother-in-law had a Goose problem around his pond. He cut-out a few life sized stencils of his Labrador Retriever on sheets of plywood, painted them black and staked them into the ground.

garthbryan
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i can relate.i have tried different deterents such as scents,a blow up shark,a dog,i heard plastic owl might work and tried twine but what has worked for me is a fence-snow fence but you could use latice.it only has to be a couple of feet high so i cut a roll in half so its about 3 feet high almost.and no more bird or what they leave behind.here are 2 pics for you too look at.they may be canadian geese but i am glad when they fly south for winter.with all their babies-boy they multiply.sorry pic is dark took it tonight before i forgot.

Lin
Re: keeping geese & ducks off waterfront yard

Follow up - recently read that human urine is a deterrent to critters. I know, I know. :eek:

Article suggested "capturing" urine for use in a spray bottle, and then spraying areas where you want to keep critters out of. While I'm sure it probably does works, the thought of collecting such is a lil'hard to take. But the article said it works and is cheap. Does needs to be re-applied after rain.

thaxman
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I'm thinking constant-stream oscillating sprinkler, deep-cycle marine battery & jumper cables :eek: Just like cattle, it will only take a few jolts for them to figure out that your lawn "feels funny":cool:

gonzog
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I've had success with fishing line strung between plastic posts. i hammered a piece of rebar into the lawn and placed the post over it. drill small holes in the pvc pipe and thread the fishing line thru and knot it. it works like a charm.

LieslsMom
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I used to deliver to companies in an Industrial Park with ponds that were home to ducks and geese. I noticed what appeared like dead geese strewn about some of the companies' lawns and inquired about it. I was told that they were 'decoys'. Apparently the live geese saw the 'dead' geese and stayed clear. Weird, but it works.

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