many geese pooping on our dock every night

Asked August 12, 2020, 8:52 AM EDT

How can I best keep geese off our dock at night . Will lights help? They leave large piles of poop very night. It is filthy and with children using the dock is unsanitary. We wash it off . It takes about an hour and they are back again every night. Help please. We live on a large creek that really is more like a river.

Calvert County Maryland

1 Response

This is not our area of expertise. Here is a page from the DNR on controlling conflicts with geese and there are no easy answers. Take a look at exclusion methods.
https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/ResGeeseProblem.aspx

We also recommend that you contact the Nuisance Wildlife Information Line for more information at 1-877-463-6497. They offer ways to deal with nuisance wildlife.
https://dnr.maryland.gov/Wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/wildlifeproblems.aspx


Marian