Why Geese Are Attracted to Gardens

Gardens are hotspots for geese infestations. The pests keep seasonal diets, eating various types of grasses in the summer and grains, seeds, and berries during the winter. As such, gardens offer them access to food year round. Unless property owners have erected fences or employed the use of frightening devices, geese are able to wander right up to gardens and start feeding.

Problems Caused

Geese in the garden are mostly problematic because they defecate excessively. Their feces accumulate at an impressive rate. The presence of goose excrement is detrimental to the health of residents because it can contribute to the spread of diseases like histoplasmosis, psittacosis, E. Coli, and salmonella. Geese in the garden also have a negative effect on plant health.


Deterrents usually only work as short-term control methods, and there are many federal laws in place protecting geese. As such, property owners attempting to remove geese in the garden should contact a professional wildlife control service. The trained experts at Trutech have enough knowledge of geese behavior to remove the birds without disrupting gardens. Our technicians can also sanitize the affected area to prevent the spread of disease.