Canada Geese in Westfield Massachusetts
For centuries, Canada Geese have migrated and passed through and stopped in Westfield, Massachusetts. Their journey takes them from Northern breeding grounds to milder climates. However, Massachusetts is home to two populations of geese. One migrates and the other has set up permanent residence. These feathered neighbors of ours will take off looking for food in different bodies of water, but they never go far.
The migrating geese start to arrive in Spring and leave in Autumn. They are the harbingers of the changing seasons. As lovely as these creatures are, many lakefront property owners are not so happy to see them. Geese can cause a significant mess in their yards and on their docks. The geese like to gather, feed and relax. They also like to poop. Leaving behind their feces that in addition to being unsightly can harbor bacteria like E Coli, Salmonella, Histoplasmosis, Campylobacter, Coccidia, and Giardia.
The Bird Store and More in Sturbridge, MA has some suggestions to help you keep geese away:
- Geese Fencing – Many homeowners are installing geese fencing that keeps the geese from stepping out of the water and onto your lawn or dock.
- Anything that blows or waves in the wind. Flags, windmills, chimes, and scarecrows. If you have enough wind blowing, the movement of these items will help scare the geese away.
- Noise or strobe light – action activated, will startle the geese and chase them off.
- Fake owls, coyotes, or other known preditors that geese are afraid of can keep the geese safely away.
Whichever method you choose, keep in mind you may have to change this up as the geese get used to the objects or figure out there is no threat.
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