Take back your yard
Canada geese are a common fixture of many parks throughout the United States. The product of controlled breeding conducted throughout the 1960s in an effort to stave off the dwindling numbers of the Canada goose species, Canada geese have now unfortunately become a bit of a problem in many areas. The geese have lost their biological impulse to migrate, and have found that they prefer the surroundings of golf courses, public parks and well-manicured lawns to the colder climes of Canada.
The shorter grass in these areas provides the geese with a good source of food and lets them monitor predators better. The bodies of water that abound in such areas, like pools and ponds, provide an ideal source of drinking water. Unfortunately, Canada geese do a good bit of harm to areas they inhabit. They eat local plant life (which can wreak havoc on a garden), leave copious amounts of waste and flock in great numbers.
There are various ways to get rid of Canada geese and prevent them from using your property as a home. Many homeowners have resorted to using goose repellent.
Natural Goose Repellent
Geese enter an area by landing in a body of water and then coming ashore. To prevent them from nesting in your area you can use a hedge or other barrier at water's edge. This will keep geese away by cutting off their point of entry. Another effective repellent for geese is to keep a dog around. Geese think of dogs as predators, and a well trained canine that will harass but not attack geese will do a great job of convincing them to go elsewhere.
Homemade Goose Repellent
There are a number of homemade solutions to your Canada goose problem. Balloons can be used to make geese uneasy. The geese perceive balloons as potential threats that are hovering above them and will not be able to relax with them around. Scarecrows that have some movement and flags are also good deterrents. Reflective Mylar tape can also work well to repel the geese. Set it up around the area that the geese are frequenting and it will drive them off.
Rejex-It Goose Repellent
If those solutions don't work for you, then Rejex-It Goose Repellent may be the way to go. Rejex-It makes a line of non-toxic, water soluble products that spoil food sources and water bodies for the geese so that they become unusable and unpalatable. Rejex-It comes in various forms, from powder to liquid and can be used either on land or water areas, depending on which product you buy. Rejex-It is expensive and must be regularly employed if it is to be effective, so it should be used as a last resort for your Canada goose problem.