I looked out the window in the morning a few weeks ago and there had to be well over 100 geese in our yard. They were up front and in the back yard. They were everywhere. There were just as many geese in the yards of our neighbors on each side of us too. We had just moved here, and our neighbors had been here for years. We did not know what to do, so we called a company that provides Canada geese control in NJ to ask them what can be done. We did not want the birds harmed, but we sure wanted them to be encouraged to relocate to another area other than our yard.
Our neighbors told us that they just tried to put up with them when it happened every year. They would stack their lawn furniture and cover it with a tarp. They put disposable plastic over their barbecue grill. They waited for the birds to leave, then they cleaned the surfaces where pile after pile of large bird droppings were left behind. I don’t know if the birds were carriers of any avian diseases that people or pets could catch or not. Their droppings were quite large and oddly solid for them being birds. You would have to see them to believe it. You would probably think it came from a dog.
They were on our patio and in our driveway. They are not birds that scatter by taking to flight like the wrens and other birds that come to our yard. When we opened the garage to back the car out, they would slowly get up and walk away. I was afraid of running one over. The males would come after you. Again, we did not want a single bird to be harmed, but we did want them to pick another place to hang out.