Installing one Away With Geese unit completely solved the geese problem for an Ohio Homeowners association. They were amazed how much it improved the quality of life for the residents (and in a humane way!):
Our community had a family of 5 geese literally take over our retention pond area, surrounding yards and sidewalks. The geese pulled out the turf, leaving behind dead grass and an unbelievable amount of unhealthy residue. Families had to walk in the street in order to avoid the geese and what they left behind.
After installing just 1 Away With Geese light in the pond, our problem was solved in less than 2 days. They just disappeared and thanks to Away With Geese we were able to do this in a very humane way. I would highly recommend this simple light system.
Families can now walk to the pond area, sit on the benches and enjoy the entire area without fear of stepping in the unknown.
Thank You Away With Geese!
White Gate Farm Homeowners Association, President
Away With Geese is a great way to solve issues at athletic fields, as Elder High School's Facility Manager has realized. Check out his quotes from a recent Cincinnati Enquirer article:
When a large flock of geese suddenly began gathering on Elder High School’s 65-acre athletic complex two years ago, leaving droppings where students practiced and played games, the school’s facilities manager, Dick McCoy, knew he needed to do something fast.
“The first day I saw 20 geese,” he said. “The next day I saw 30 or 40 geese. After a week there were about 60 geese and they were all over the fields. It was taking hours each day to clean up after them.”
In the fall of 2011, just a few weeks after the initial geese appeared at Elder, the school bought three of Wells’ lights at $350 apiece and placed them around the athletic complex where they can protect up to three acres of space each.
“After two days of the lights, I never saw them again,” said McCoy, who now uses the lights during the spring, summer and fall to keep the geese from coming back. He also added a fourth to the school’s tennis courts after the geese showed up there.
Elder High School, Facilities Manager
If you are skeptical that Away With Geese is just too good to be true, one of our customers has provided a long list of other things to try. But try an Away With Geese unit first so that you won't need to even think about using those other contraptions!
For two summers I spent hours removing geese droppings from two swim docks at the edge of a 7 acre pond that is used privately for swimming and fishing. Others did the same in the decade prior.
We tried many techniques to deter the geese: a plastic wolf on the dock, a fake crocodile in the water, a plastic owl, thinning the gaggle during the 1 month season, pie tins on string, and even tarps over the two docks when not in use. Some of these deterrents worked but only for a week or two at best. The geese always returned.
Last spring I placed two floating Away With Geese units in the pond before the gaggle returned to their summer home, and I waited hopefully but skeptically. Weeks passed with no signs of geese anywhere. Then months.
I LOVE those units. Thanks you to whomever thought of the brilliant invention.
Swim Club Property Manager
Once in a while we'll get a letter like this. A couple of suggestions. First, you don't have to live with goose mess in your yard. Second, geese are not very smart. But they are habitual and also very protective of their young. Depending on a number of factors, geese may not leave your yard immediately. If they have young that can't fly, they will not leave the area. If there is a cherry tree dropping ripe cherries onto the ground, don't get your hopes up. Conditions that attract the birds very strongly to your yard (good food and family to care for) will change over time (days to weeks). When the birds become mobile again, Away With Geese will keep them away and discourage others to settle. This is why we provide a performance guarantee for many weeks long.
My wife and I recently moved into a cottage on Lake James in Northern Michigan. The biggest problem we had was the amount of Geese poop we had to clean up each time we went to our cottage. Sometimes it took over 6 hours to get the yard clean.
Our Neighbor, who has lived there for over 21 years mentioned to us, " That is the way it is. You have to deal with the Geese Poop".
We purchase a unit from Away With Geese. After 2 weeks it was not working and I was prepared to send it back. I actually had it in the box to ship. After talking with Away with Geese on the phone they said give it 90 days.
Two weeks later we once again made a trip to our cottage and to our amazement we had NO GEESE POOP and our Neighbor did not either. The rest of the summer was great.
It is unbelievable how this thing works BUT IT WORKS.
Thank you Away with Geese.
Steve and Sara Acorn
Lake James- Michigan
Our best sales people are our customers! When our device works well for one family, they love to tell all of their neighbors. The geese then move even further down the shore or to another pond further away. It does make us wonder, though... What would happen if you were the only location without an Away With Geese unit?
We ordered your product based on the positive feedback from your clients. We have a lake home in the Finger Lakes region in upstate New York. Last summer, we had a terrible problem with geese honking and creating a mess near our dock and swim area.
We installed the water unit this spring and it has been fantastic! No geese - no honking at night keeping us awake - no mess! We are so pleased with your product!
Our neighbors have also purchased a unit after seeing how well it worked.
William and Mary Sherlach
We admit it. The claims we make about how Away With Geese removes geese from your property do seem "Too Good to be True". But like Kim and Patty Smith learned, it was a risk-free choice to try Away With Geese that turned out wonderfully for them. Read "relief!" between the lines of their letter to us:
Dear Mr. Wells,
My wife and I moved into our home in January of this year. We were thrilled to finally have 3 acres of land plus a large pond.
By April we had a few geese and within a few weeks we had more than twenty. We were under siege with droppings and honking. We tried all sorts of methods to rid our pond and property of these geese. Nothing worked!! Then, while searching the internet for methods to chase them away, we saw your product. We considered ordering one light to see if it really worked but felt "if it seems too good to be true it probably is".
Finally in desperation we ordered one of your Away With Geese lights for our pond. We read all the testimonials and decided to try it.
The first night after placement all the geese huddled at the end of the pond apparently studying the light. After 4 nights we were geese free!!!
Your product is fantastic!!! If anything were to happen to it we would replace it immediately. It is that good!!
Thank you for a great product that does all it claims to do.
Kim and Patty Smith
Oh those little rascals! We received these two emails from a customer who either had a goose kick their land unit into the pond or had some kids use it for throwing practice. Either way, the land unit survived and was later secured in a similar way that our Sports Unit is so that a repeat offense is unlikely. Nonetheless, Robert has grown very attached to his Away With Geese, wouldn't you say?
First email: THE UNIT WORKED LIKE A CHARM. BUT—LAST NIGHT BETWEEN 10 P.M. AND 5 A.M. THE UNIT WAS STOLEN. I AM GOING TO SEARCH THE IMMEDIATE AREA IN CASE THEY TOSSED IN A DITCH OR SOMETHING. I WON’T BE ABLE TO REPLACE IT NOW BUT MAYBE NEXT YEAR. WHEN WE GOT HOME LAST NIGHT AT 10 P.M. IT WAS WORKING LIKE A CHARM AND THIS MORNING IT IS GONE. I GIVE YOU AND YOUR SON HIGH MARKS BECAUSE IT REALLY WORKED WELL. NOT A SINGLE GOOSE THIS YEAR WHEN THAT WAS OPERATING. THANKS.
Second email: It was thrown into the lake and we spotted it about 10 feet off to the side of the dock. We rescued it and the water drained out. We kept it in the warm house until it looked dry. We then turned it back on and it works like a charm. I drove a 4 feet hunk of pipe into the ground and set the unit on the pipe. I then drilled a hole thru both of them and secured it with a bolt. It worked great last night and I think we are back in business. The geese were gathering yesterday and I was worried they would come in but they stayed away. I notice this morning that there is not a goose in sight. There is not a doubt in my mind that the unit really does a job. Thanks for your concern. Have a good day.
One of our potential customers solicited an existing customer for a reference. Here is the reply written to the potential buyer:
Dear Mr. M:
I can appreciate your careful investigation into the Away With Geese devices. Not everything advertised on the Internet is what it seems. I even called and spoke to Tom Wells, founder of the company before purchasing. In this case the product is all that it claims to be. We have tried many things to discourage the geese. Some were pretty weird; I will not enumerate them.
We installed the lights August 1, 2010 when we had approximately 250 geese on and around the lake. By August 15 we had no geese except for one with a broken wing and its mate. The original lights are still functioning.
The lights are well designed and are made of durable materials. There is no maintenance. Install them with an anchor and let them do their job. Promptly replace the lights should they succumb to vandals or simply wear out. The geese will return if the lights are gone.
Life is much simpler now that residents are not harping about the geese and the mess that they leave.
I recommend the lights without qualification.
A Happy Customer
A beautiful golf course in Charlotte, NC is not your ordinary golf course. It plays host to a number of prestigious golf events and boasts beautifully manicured greens and fairways that are very sensitive to geese and their mess. Read how, after spending lots of time and money on other methods, Away With Geese was able to rid their course of pesky geese in two short weeks.
Over the past 10 years the domestic Canada goose population in and around our 15 acre lake increased from a few birds to the point where there were 75 to 125 geese returning in the evening to roost. The amount of dropping these animals left was not only a unsightly mess -- it was polluting our lake. We tried dogs, air cannons, and hired a professional trapper on more than one occasion to get rid of them. All of these methods has minimal short term effect. But eventually the geese came back and seemed to being a few additional friends along with them!! We had reached the end of the line of options to get rid of them when we found Away With Geese. Tom Wells and his product are everything advertised. We could not be more satisfied. In January 2012, we placed 5 water based units (in a strategic pattern suggested by Tom) in our lake and within 2 weeks, the geese gone and have not returned.
I have personally witnessed the lights' effect on the geese and it is amazing to see. Geese roost nearby or on the lake for the protection the water provides. When the lights start blinking at dusk, the geese obviously start to feel uncomfortable or threatened and begin to move further and further away from the water. They reach a point where they are too far away from the lake and feel in jeopardy of land-based predators. When they reach this point, they start making all kinds of noise and get up and fly away…all of them….its great! Away With Geese works!
Ronald H Wrenn
Resident and board member
Once in a while a light may fail in the field for some reason. Never fear. Our product carries a 2 year warranty. We want happy customers like Dr. Dean...
Thank you, Tom, for helping me on a recent service issue. It was most appreciated. I would like to send a testimonial to what a great product you have. As you know I've been on board since 2005 and I know how well it works. Not only a great product but also a great Company to do business with.
Dr. J Thomas Dean
Many of our customers see results in just a few days. Geese will move to another area. In this case, another unit was needed because the "other" area needed the geese removed as well.
After a few days with your unit on the lawn of my waterfront property I had no more geese. So now I am ordering one to float on the marsh to take care of the geese further out. I spoke to the groundskeeper at our yacht club and he is interested in ordering them as well!!!! Thanks so much for your successful product!!!
We strive to provide excellent customer service! In this case, mother nature played a role in making one of our lights malfunction. The result: All is well again.
Tom, in reference to below, when I went to check the unit, a leaf of all things had fallen right on it and was covering the top solar receiver. I took it off and now it is working fine.The box with replacement light came this morning and I am sending it back via fedex to you without even opening it. Sorry for wasting your time and appreciate the stellar customer service.
New Rochelle, NY
Away With Geese should be part of your new landscaping plans. Altering the areas around ponds and lakes in order to make them more attractive for humans may also make them more attractive to geese as well!
Have had little problems with geese in the past until we opened up a pond to show the water feature! Seems members and geese liked the change, we had removed trees and brush along the pond the winter of 2009 and a group of geese moved in the spring! Thru my Par Aid distributor I ordered four Away With Geese lights installed them according to instructions the evening I received them and geese were not around the next day! Thru the season the geese would come around once in a while during the day but never stayed!
Minot Country Club
After spending thousands on various products designed to remove geese from the prestigious Canadian Golf & Country Club, the superintendent learned that most of those products were short-lived -- the geese would eventually return. Even the prized border collie (Meg) grew tired of chasing geese away from the putting greens. This year, Away With Geese changed all of that! Now the course is 99% free of geese year round.
Good morning Tom,
Just wanted to send you a message regarding the Away with Geese product. For the last fifteen years I’ve tried numerous products and methods to deter geese from congregating to the golf course. Some products are effective for a short period of time, but eventually the geese return. I also had a border collie named Meg for seven years, but they ultimately got used to her as well. After installing five Away with Geese units in my ponds in April 2010, I have to admit I was skeptical at first. But as the summer went on I was truly amazed at the results. I can truly say that we had a 99% decrease in the amount of droppings on the greens. Now this is only after one season, but I’m confident that the outcome will be the same.
Thank you for time.
Golf Course Superintendent
Canadian Golf & Country Club
Away With Geese not only eliminates geese and their mess from your property, but it also reduces the number of sandals this Pennsylvania customer goes through in a year! Going from 200 geese to zero in a week is an extraordinary accomplishment using any means, wouldn't you agree?
We purchased your product several weeks ago and sure enough, it has worked as advertised. We have struggled with Brantas Canadensis for ten years on our two acre lake and never could rid ourselves of the 50-200 individuals that claimed our yard as home. After installing the water based unit, we saw the geese numbers decline to zero in just a week. You sell a great product that I wish I was aware of years ago. Thank you for keeping the bottoms of my sandals a whole lot cleaner.
Newtown Square, PA
Beautiful lake-front property is meant to be enjoyed with a cold drink in your hand, the sun at your back, a cool breeze on your face and your tail in a favorite deck chair. You should not have to spend time collecting wheel-barrow loads of goose droppings. Away With Geese gave back the relaxing lifestyle that Jennifer had originally sought from her paradise getaway!
I believe this product to be a wonderful investment for any area that has geese problems. We were trying to have an enjoyable and relaxing time at our lake, but each time we spent the day cleaning up after the geese. We would end up with almost a wheelbarrow full at times. So much for relaxing! At first when we ran across your website and seen the testimonials, we were thinking "This is to good to be true". But with all the labor and sprays wasted, we figured it was worth a try. I am so grateful that we did, it has worked out tremendously! We barely see any evidence of geese being around our property. Our neighbor was so impressed that they also invested in the light. Now other lake residents have seen our good fortune and requested your information. So, thank you very much for a wonderful miracle product and for giving us our lovely relaxing Dering Lake back!
Relaxing in Maine
We can't read a goose's mind to know exactly why Away With Geese is so effective at persuading them to move on. In Betty's case, full light coverage of the geese's sleeping area did the trick. Were the geese annoyed or fearful of the light? We don't know, but you can ask the geese yourself -- they're on the other side of Betty's lake away from her beach!
Away With Geese is working fine. I only had one problem. I mounted the light at water's edge. During the night geese were getting onto the back deck of my ski boat because the light is not visible from from there. However, I find if I BACK my boat into its slip, the deck is then lit and all is fine.
Three of my adjoining neighbors also bought your light and it is working very well--I think the geese have fled to the other side of the lake--
I am SOOO happy not to have to clean crap off my dock before I can get into my boat!
Every spring, year after year, residents of this beautiful Grand Rapids community had to contend with noisy, messy geese. This year, the residents took action and installed an Away With Geese unit at the location we recommended. The result: No More Geese.
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"I wanted to share with you how pleased we are with our Away With Geese Light. It has worked wonders! No more geese! What a great spring we have had without the goose droppings and all of the noise that the geese make.
Thanks so much for all of the help and your expertise. So much appreciated! We have all shared about "our magic" light with others.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Frustration with unwanted geese led to lots of fireworks (and flare gun incidents) surrounding a small, once peaceful lake in Indiana. We are delighted that we played a small part in restoring tranquility to the region!
"Our goose population was holding steady at approximately 100. Homeowners around our lake had resorted to fireworks, flare guns and nylon lines strung a foot above the ground between stakes to discourage the geese. Needless to say all of the methods were disturbing, dangerous and unsuccessful.
Then we installed two of your floating Away With Geese devices in our small lake on August 1, 2009. Within two weeks following the installation of your devices our geese were gone and we have not been bothered by them again. Your product proved to be everything you claimed.
I appreciate your attention to my questions and the fine manner in which your firm conducts business."
Walter C. Moore, Board Member
Stonybrook Residents Association
Bill seems to have become a hero for ridding his community's lake of dirty geese! Of course we won't tell anyone that had the Away With Geese units not performed as we say, we would have refunded his money. No risk, great gains.
"Just wanted to send a few words to thank you for your advice as well as the Equipment you suggested to successfully rid ourselves of Canadian Geese. All the homeowners that surround our lake have marveled at the success we have had in deflecting our very dirty visitors to other areas and lakes. We have referred others to you and they have had similar success.
We cannot thank you enough!"
After adjusting the placement of her Away With Geese unit, Catherine's geese suddenly became her neighbor's geese, much to the chagrin of her neighbor!
"We spoke a couple weeks ago after I emailed you about continued geese after the unit had been in about 4 weeks. Your suggestion was to move the unit, which i did last week. My yard has no new geese droppings visible since then. However, my lake neighbor called me (Lake people, as you probably know, are quirkey in their own way) and said that he had 41 geese and I had none! Then he proceeded to confiscate my light! I am ordering another one to give to him so I can have mine back and we both can be "geese-free". My neighbor and I are still laughing over what he did!"
Pt. Pleasant Beach is now living up to its name! No more goose droppings!
"It is absolutely amazing!
We do not have any geese on one lake anymore and just a few stragglers on our other lake because someone keeps feeding them… but what a difference…"
Karen L. Mills
Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ
Your neighbors may scoff at first, but when the geese do indeed leave the area, your friends just might leave gifts at your doorstep...
"I purchased a land-based unit in August 2007 and was extremely impressed with its effectiveness in ridding our lake property of geese. In fact, my skeptical neighbors eventually credited the unit with ridding our entire shoreline of the perennial nuisances!"
West Bend, WI
Picking up after 40 geese was not in Harriet's job description, but everything she tried to rid her beautiful lawn of geese failed year after year. She had no choice but to clean her lawn by hand. Away With Geese set her free from this awful chore in just 3 days...
"It was a pleasure speaking with you last Friday. Again, I would like to commend you on the Away With Geese product -- it is simply amazing! We have lived in northern NJ with our beautiful property that abuts a large pond being COVERED with goose droppings, year after year. As I mentioned, we'd tried a few things, but nothing has worked like your product. We tried "shiny tape" that only worked for a few days and then not at all. We send our dogs out to chase the geese back into the pond, but can only do that when we happen to be downstairs in the room that overlooks the yard and see them there. Most of the time we are in our home office on the other side of the house, so by the time the dogs chase them, the yard is already covered with droppings (again!). I spent a few hours last week walking my 2-acre property and picked up 8 bags of droppings - ugh!
We now have our yard back! What amazed us the most is how quickly we saw a difference. After putting the unit into the ground, the very next day we saw only a small handful of geese during the day compared to upwards of 40 the day before! Since then the number has continued to diminish and over the last two days, no geese at all. We've had the unit in the ground for less than a week. What a wonderful product this is!
Thanks again for creating something this easy that really works!"
Upper Saddle River, NJ
It started with just two beautiful geese in a picturesque setting. How wonderfully natural! But when the population grew from two, to nine, to thirty two, things began to get ugly. Or at least until Away With Geese was able to gently encourage the messy birds to make their home elsewhere...
"We have a one acre community pond surrounded by homes in Millersville, Maryland. A very nice setting. Several years ago a pair of geese nested in the spring. Those two quickly became nine that season and the mess began. This continued every year. Last year I counted 32 geese in our pond, many fighting for the right to establish a nest. They were noisy all day and often at night. They were also making our backyard unusable from all their droppings. We tried some sprays but the geese returned after the first rain. We decided to try your product and to my surprise all of the geese left within two days. There are occasional visits -- about once a month -- but none stay. Thanks for creating such an awesome product. I recommend this for anyone who is experiencing geese problems. Simply put, it just works."
With up to 200 geese living on a 3 acre pond, the owners were dealing with quite a mess. But no longer! After trying Away With Geese (which comes with a 90 day money back guarantee), all the geese disappeared in just three days.
"We have a three acre pond that was covered with geese every fall, at dusk. They made a racket and a mess. We decided to give the "Away with Geese" light a try. Why not? It has a 90 day money back guarantee. We put the light in the center of the pond and within 3 nights, the geese were gone. We are very happy with the light. It is safe and environmentally friendly. Best of all, it really does work!"
A brand new farm pond was over-taken by geese until the owner received help from Away With Geese. His golf shoes are our next challenge...
"I ordered my first Away with Geese last year. I was truly amazed how a newly dug 1 acre pond on my farm was transformed into an apparent goose farm seemingly overnight. I was desperate. Within 2 weeks of placing your unit in the center of my pond, the geese were gone.......and haven't yet come back. Revenge is sweet. It worked so well that I am ordering another one for a 2nd pond at my home in NYC. Your new design is great and your product works fantastic. Now all I need to do is convince my local golf course to get a few of these so I can come home with clean shoes."
Staten Island, NY
Geese overran Northern Kentucky University's new park-like pond setting until they redirected the geese elsewhere...
"The University spent over a million dollars to make our 2 ponds a focal point for the campus, but the project was not complete until Away With Geese took care of our geese problem."
Superintendent, Grounds & Transportation
Northern Kentucky University
Linda D'Agostino joined with her neighbors and eliminated geese from their community pond and backyards...
"We live in a beautiful neighborhood of 20 homes that surround a large pond. Last year, our pond was over-taken by 30 geese. The mess was terrible! We couldn’t use our back yards or even let our pets out. Our front yards, driveways and sidewalks were covered with goose droppings which we had to hose-off each day. The geese were a nightmare!
After seeing your web site, I got a few of my neighbors to pitch-in to buy an Away With Geese device. A few days after we put it in the pond, we had no geese! Occasionally we’ll see some visiting geese, but they always leave by the next day. It works just like your company claims it does. We could not be happier! Thank you!"
Hal Parr, CGCS at Traditions Golf Course in Burlington, KY, eliminated the goose problem overnight on one of the club’s lakes...
"Year after year our lakes are a haven for geese. Since we installed our first Away With Geese unit on one of our lakes, the geese have left that lake area. As a result, we have ordered more units to place on our other lakes. We continue to be amazed and pleased with the result."
Ralph Napier of Crestview Lands removed nearly 200 geese from their property using the Away With Geese product...
"Crestview Lands in northern Kentucky had a terrible geese problem a few years back . We had nearly 200 of the birds damaging property and causing a potential health hazard, not to mention their nasty droppings.
We are now using the light system designed by Away With Geese to keep the geese off our lakes and property and it is working very well .
Thank you for a great Product!"Go To Top
The employees at Brennen Medical in St. Paul, MN appreciate having their lunch area cleared of geese...
"Thank you Away With Geese for reclaiming our pond in front of our office. Our employees are now able to enjoy the park like setting to picnic and walk around the pond. Last year the pond and outer area were over run with geese and what they leave behind. From all the staff, thank you again."
Tim Lawin, President
RV park eliminates their geese problem in Ardmore, OK
"I own an RV park in Ardmore, OK and was being overran with geese. It started off with a couple and grew to over 50 in a a couple of months. Needless to say, they were making a huge mess in the park. I searched the Internet for a way to eliminate geese and came up with your website. I was somewhat skeptical but ordered your product. Within 2 weeks, all the geese were gone!. A few have flown back a couple of times but leave after about an hour. Thanks!"
Joe Bussell, Owner
Hidden Lake RV
Lake community chases away their geese in Park Ridge, IL
The Away With Geese lights are working quite well around our lake. We do get a few geese visiting through the summer during the day. But they do not stay overnight and usually don't stay all day long. We are very pleased with the results from using your lights.
Park Lake Association
Park Ridge, IL