Five Facts About Canadian Geese
Yes, you’re a nature lover. And, yes, you also love your property and try to keep it in good shape. So what are you supposed to do when Canadian geese are wreaking havoc with your yard? Here are five facts about these fine feathered friends, including an ingenious way to make sure they get it and move on to greener lawns when you declare: “Not in my backyard!”
1. Canadian Geese Migrate at Night
You probably already know that Canadian geese honk when they are flying, and that they fly in a ‘v’ formation for more aerodynamic efficiency. But did you know that many of them also migrate at night? This has been attributed to the smoother air, and less crowded flight paths, that night flights provide.
2. Canadian Geese Mate for Life
Yes, it’s true. Canadian geese are monogamous. *Sigh.*
3. Canadian Geese Have a Long Lifespan
The first year for a Canadian goose is perilous, primarily due to predators. But if they make it through that year, they can expect a long life of approximately twenty, perhaps even up to twenty-four years. Also, there are eleven sub-species of Canadian geese, making them range in size from the largest to one of the world’s smallest species.
4. Canadian Geese Have Excellent Eyesight
Not only do they have great vocal strength, with ten different calls, but the eyesight of Canadian geese is outstanding. This is a great advantage and very helpful to them when they are flying. Their peripheral vision (horizontal, or side-to-side) is about 180 degrees, as is their vertical (up-and-down) range.
5. Canadian Geese Have Successfully Adapted to Our Environment
It is true, Canadian geese have successfully adapted to our environment. This is particularly true in terms of adapting the landscaping that we have done in the past 40-50 years. Areas with lakes, golf courses and landscaped playing fields and lawns are paradise for Canadian geese. Not only has their population soared, but so has the damage that they do to grassy areas. Fortunately, a bird repellent gel has been developed as a goose repellent. The bird repellent gel is applied to the lawn and does not harm the geese; it is just an excellent way to get rid of geese. The geese do not like the way it smells, and so they simply relocate. It is one of the best goose deterrent products developed thus far.
If you asked a homeowner or a property manager one of their biggest pet peeves, what do you think the answer would be? Well, it would probably have to do with a flock of loud Canadian geese who have landed on their property and are enjoying themselves on the lawn. Their presence can damage and contaminate grass, even though they do not mean any harm. For all the graceful beauty to provide, it is a good solution that a bird repellent gel has been developed. This and other geese control products can help ensure that we all continue to coexist peacefully and enjoy the environment.