In the course of recent years we have pursued a progressing fight with Canadian geese that appear to love the yard at our lake house. We have attempted the greater part of the alternatives accessible to dispose of the geese some effectively and some not. One of those choices was distractions. We found that they didn’t work for us and I think I know why. Under various conditions I have heard great things about distractions, yet they didn’t help in our circumstance.
There are two issues with fakes. The main I believe is that geese are outright imbecilic. This ends up being an issue with a great deal of the strategies we have attempted to dispose of the geese. They are idiotic and don’t learn rapidly that an area is unwelcoming or hazardous. With numerous creatures, if pursue them off a couple of times they will learn not to come around any longer. Geese simply don’t get the message. They will really get used to things that are intended to drive them off. There are a great deal of stories about geese control at airplane terminals where the air terminal sets up a heap commotion producer to drive off the geese but then following half a month the geese get accustomed to it and simply meander around alongside the clamor creators overlooking them.
The second issue is that baits are static. They commonly don’t proceed onward their own and anything that doesn’t move doesn’t appear to exist to a goose. Indeed keeping in mind the end goal to exist something needs to move towards the goose. I have tired this in my yard. In the event that the geese are on the shore line and in the event that I move parallel to the shore they overlook me. On the off chance that I move towards them however gradually they disregard me. So as to inspire them to move I need to move towards them forcefully. Most fakes don’t move and those that do don’t charge the geese.
Fakes come in two essential sorts – those that resemble a predator and those that resemble a contender. Fundamentally this implies canine shapes and swan shapes. A genuine canine would surely be an obstruction yet an outline of a pooch doesn’t generally crease to mean anything to the geese. The drifting swan distractions bode well, yet at last the geese appear to rapidly discover that these swans don’t assault geese to ensure their domain the way genuine swans do. Additionally, and this is the reason I figure they didn’t work for us, a swan (or a canine) that is in a similar area 24 hours daily does not enlist with the geese. I believe that in the event that I could have moved the swan imitations consistently or even a few times each day, and in the event that I could have terrified the geese more than once by moving the fake while they were close-by, the swan distraction may have worked. In any case, as I said this is an end of the week house and we were not there enough to make that work.
So distractions did not work for us, however I have given you a few thoughts on the off chance that you live year round at the house with the goose issue.