Deployment Scenarios

Areas for Canadian Geese Nuisance Control

The Goose Guardian is a feature protection device that chases away and repels Canada geese to prevent them from trespassing into areas where they create a nuisance. Goose management by the Goose Guardian is most effective for defined areas that include some bounded perimeters where the geese habitually loaf and feed. The Goose Guardian can be used as a Canada goose deterrent for open, un-bounded areas if the nuisance pests have established patterns for a particular location.

It is helpful to know the infection patterns of the geese for a particular area. Most of us have had goose nuisance issues for quite some time and are familiar with where the geese come from when they infect an area. If you have a goose nuisance problem but do not know the travel paths the geese use, spend some time observing their habits. This knowledge is helpful to solving the problem with the Goose Guardian.

The device has been optimized for a 30-foot range and a 45-foot horizontal distance. While optimized for these distances, the Goose Guardian has the ability to detect Canada geese at 60 feet from the unit, with a horizontal distance of 70 feet. When placing the unit, it should still be positioned such that the geese repeatedly come within the 30/45 feet distances.

It is helpful if the area is bounded by location features or barriers, such as shrubs, trees, fence, walls, etc., that cause the geese to habitually pass into the field of view. The shoreline of a water feature can also be used as one boundary, provided the geese regularly exit the water from a consistent location.

The picture on the right shows the Goose Guardian placed about 35 feet from the end of a wall. The geese exit the pond in the left of the picture and then graze up the hill. They regularly move left to right, headed to an open field to feed and loaf, covering it in droppings, rendering it unfit for human foot traffic. The location of the Goose Guardian effectively hazed the approaching birds and prevented them from entering the field.

To protect larger areas, additional Goose Guardians can be added to the site such that the fields of view nearly overlap.

The deployment below shows two Goose Guardians placed in an open field that is bounded by a stand of trees at either end (out of the field of view). In this location, the geese would exit the pond anywhere along the shoreline and graze up the hill. When they reached the sidewalk as seen in the lower part of the picture, they would cross the sidewalk into the adjoining parking lot and move to the other side where another field of grass was waiting. Of course, when they'd cross the sidewalk and parking lot, the geese would lay down a blanket of droppings creating a disgusting mess.

This deployment has the Goose Guardians placed approximately 50 feet apart and 30 feet from the crest of the slope as referenced by the sign post on the right. When the geese crested the hill, they were effectively hazed. This configuration successfully protected approximately 150 feet of sidewalk from goose droppings.

Popular features to protect are docks, which seems to be a favored loafing location for geese. Shown below is a Goose Guardian poised at the dock entrance to prevent the geese from coming onto the dock after they've had their fill on turf.

And another dock deployment.