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How to Use Gridwire: Does It Work for Geese?

Oct 14

Gridwire can be used to deter large birds. Gridwire can be a great solution for customers who have problems with geese. Learn more about gridwire, how it is installed and when it might be most effective for birds.

What is Gridwire?

Gridwire can be used as an exclusion bird control method to deter large pest birds. Gridwire is made up of a number of cables with different thicknesses. It can be used to protect roofs or other large open spaces where large birds gather. Professionals can use gridwire to discourage large aquatic birds. Protect lakes, parking lots, warehouse rooftops, and other nesting areas against gulls, geese, and other large aquatic bird species by using gridwire.

Gridwire installation can be more complicated than other methods. It can be used when other bird deterrents may fail. Gridwire is not the only solution. You will need to talk with your customer in order to determine why gridwire will not work or what specific issues might make gridwire ineffective.

Gridwire Installation

Gridwire installation is more involved than other methods of bird control. You will need to customize installation to discourage specific birds, just like other exclusion products. Installing the bases on the roof or structure is as simple as attaching them at specified intervals, ranging from a few inches to three feet. Grid spacings vary depending on the species and site.

Once the bases have been installed, cables of different thicknesses are tied in a grid on the roof. This process is ideal for experienced bird control professionals with experience in intermediate and advanced projects.

The Dangers for Geese at Rooftops

It is surprising to many people that geese nest on so many different rooftops. Geese are migratory birds that often migrate into urban areas. Therefore, nesting on rooftops of warehouses, commercial buildings and even roofs of homes is quite common.

Although the idea of geese living near your business or home may seem small, there are many reasons why you won't want them around. These facts are important to remember before you feed migratory geese.

  • * One adult goose can produce as much as 2 pounds of excrement per day.
  • * Nesting geese can be very protective of their nesting areas, eggs and goslings.
  • * Bird excrement can block gutters and contaminate standing water.
  • * Geese can damage roofing materials and cause leaks.

Canada geese are protected by federal law in the United States. Without permission from the US Fish and Wild Service, it is illegal to harm eggs, nests, or goslings of Canada geese. It is legal to scare away Canadian Geese in the United States if they are not being harmed in any manner.

Gridwire works for geese

Gridwire's effectiveness on geese is dependent on your specific location and circumstances. Adult geese are able to fly easily over roofs and land. Because they are higher than predators, choosing them to nest in areas is a smart decision. Geese have easy access to water and food because they are close to humans.

These features make roofs ideal nesting spots for almost any bird. As with all bird control efforts it is more difficult to control high pressure areas. Gridwire may be the ideal solution. The features of your project will determine the best gridwire solution.

Gridwire Roofs

People use netting in many places to prevent birds from nesting on rooftops. Netting is not recommended for areas with snow and ice. This is because snow and ice can accumulate on the netting, making it unusable. Gridwire can be used as a substitute in such situations. Gridwire is a good alternative to gridwire. It can be used to deter larger birds such as geese and gulls. If geese are not nesting on the roof, gridwire can deter them.

Geese can be very protective of their young. Geese will try harder to return to their young if there is an active nest on your roof.

It is important to act quickly to solve the problem. Even if gridwire is effective in keeping geese off your roof, it's possible for persistent birds to break the gridlines. Gridwire is a long-lasting solution to deterring geese. These lines can be easily repaired.

Gridwire is a great way to keep geese away from roofs or other open spaces that they use as roosting and nesting areas. Gridwire is not the best option for every situation. It's important to understand the reasons why geese nest in your area and to take steps to stop them from returning.

A combination of several methods can be effective in deterring pest birds. This could mean using visual deterrents as early as possible and moving on to exclusion methods such gridwire, before the geese become active nesters.

Last Thoughts on Gridwire for Geese control

It doesn't matter if you are a pest control specialist who adds bird control to your services, or a full-time specialist in bird control, it is important to have a range of solutions in your skillset. The most important part of bird control is finding the best solution for every situation. Gridwire is also covered in our "Five Things to Know Series".

Gridwire is not always the best choice to deter geese. However, it is an effective way to do so in areas that see a lot of snow and ice. There are two other options for deterring geese. Daddi Long Legs are a cost-effective option that can be used to cover a particular nesting area or the entire roof. Optical Gel can be used to treat nesting geese in areas where budget is a constraint. Bird Barrier's bird control experts can help you learn more about the different products and training available. There is always more to be learned, no matter where you are at your bird control career.

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Solid Avian Solutions is a pioneer in innovative technology that prevents birds from nesting, landing, and roosting. Our focus is on urban bird control. We can remove birds quickly and humanely. Our website,, hosts a wealth of content to help people understand and identify bird control solutions for various problems with pest birds. If you have a problem with birds, please contact us. 


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