Frequently Asked Questions

Away With Geese Deterrents

Can you help with unit placement?

We frequently assist customers with finding the most effective placement for their Away With Geese unit. Using Google Earth, we take a snapshot of the problem area, measure it and recommend the unit model, quantity, and their most effective placement. To initiate a FREE Placement Study of your location, click here. We will provide your free and personalized recommendation to you within 24 hours.


Do you have video of how to install the Industrial Unit and Industrial Cage?

We do and once you see it, we hope you’ll find it to be quite easy.


Can you give me a referral to someone who is currently using Away With Geese?

We hear success stories from people all the time; often they thought the satisfaction guarantee sounded too good to be true, tried it out (there’s nothing to lose!), and were then amazed to see their geese finally be deterred. Take a look at our page of Sucesses to see others’ reviews for yourself. Our products are designed for a number of settings that may be just like yours, so go ahead and read up on testimonials from the Corporations, Golf Courses, Residences, and Schools and Public Places.


Is the light that Away With Geese emits annoying to people too?

The answer to this is a simple ‘no’. The light emits an amber light that is hardly noticeable to people. However, it is extremely unnerving to geese, as they have excellent and extremely sensitive eyesight, and choose to not reside by a consistent annoyance. Otherwise, the device is visually very unassuming; the base and housing are simple and blend in very well in the natural environment.


I’ve tried a lot of things that haven’t worked. Why will this be any different?

We often talk to people who say their garage is full of products that they thought would work and they don’t want to be disappointed again. We tell them, and you, that you have nothing to lose. We have a 97% success rate, and stand behind our product with a satisfaction guarantee. This is what we ask that you do: request a placement study so you know what’s right for your property. Then go ahead and follow our recommendations for your property and give Away With Geese a try. If you are not happy with the results for any reason give us a call at 513.941.6730; we’d love to help and troubleshoot with you. If after 90 days you are still not happy with the results, you have until 180 days from the date of purchase to return it to us, and get your money back.

Will the Away With Geese product work year-round?

The product will provide continuous service year-round. The materials that we use in the construction of the product will hold up well against ice and snow, so you can keep the product outside in your pond or in your yard year-round. The light automatically recharges itself in sunlight and will keep its charge for up to 6 days without sunlight.


What if I have geese at my pond that have recently had goslings? Will the mother and goslings be deterred?

Mother geese will not forsake their goslings under any circumstances. However, after thirteen to fourteen weeks the goslings are weaned of their mother and capable of flight. At this point, Away With Geese will deter both the mother and the developed goslings.


Do I need to bring my Away With Geese in for the winter season?

No. You may keep the product in the pond throughout the winter, even when it freezes over. Away With Geese can be removed, however, in northern regions as geese in these areas migrate to the south. If removed, be sure to turn off the unit while storing inside for the winter. Continue protecting the water by turning the unit back on when returning to the water in the very early spring.


Is the light that Away With Geese emits annoying to other birds?

No. It will not bother other birds- ducks, herons, and all other birds will not be affected.


How do I turn the unit on or off?

Take the light off of the unit and turn it up-side-down. Look for a small circular hole on the bottom side of the light in the orange plastic. The on/off switch is inside this hole. Open up a paper clip and insert it into the hole until you feel the click of the button being pushed. The unit only needs to be turned off if you are not using it, i.e. bringing it inside for the winter. To test whether it is on or off, take it into a dark closet to see if it is flashing.

Spray Away Tick Spray

Will I need to spray my entire property?

Spray Away Tick Spray will kill ticks and their larvae when sprayed on the infected area, so you may not need to spray your entire property, if you know the parameter of the infestation. Ticks prefer to reside in wooded or moist areas, such as leaf piles or dense vegetation. Also make a perimeter around the area(s) you want to protect; this will repel ticks from entering the areas that you actively use. This could be your entire yard, or often-used areas, such as the patio or play set.


How often do I need to apply Spray Away?

Applications should be done every 24-28 days or after every grass cutting (whichever comes first) until the ticks have vacated the treated areas.


Do I have to reapply when it rains?

Not if Spray Away has dried on the grass before the rain. The active ingredient is a very fine solid particle that’s insoluble in water, so dried particles wont come off the grass blade when in rains or when irrigated.


Do I have to reapply after I cut the grass?

Yes, as Spray Away will be removed as the grass blades are mowed. The length of time for effective goose/tick control per application depends on how fast the grass blades grow.


Are there any safety precautions?

Yes, just a few common sense ones.

  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • Not recommended for direct spraying on edible crops.
  • Do not spray in bodies of water.
  • Protective eyewear and gloves are recommended as ingredients could cause slight irritation after prolonged use.
  • Flush with water if irritation persists.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if ingested.

Are there any Tips and Tricks that you have to share?

Glad you asked! Here is what we know:

  • Mow turf and remove heavy clippings, leaves, and other debris.
  • Do not apply to wet turf or 3 hours prior to expected rainfall.
  • Do not apply if wind is blowing to avoid drift.
  • Be sure to set your sprayer to a fine mist spray.
  • If the top of the grass is wet, you have achieved the correct spray rate.
  • Turn off irrigation/sprinkler system in treated area for 24 hours.
  • Do not walk through sprayed area until it is dry.


Is Spray Away SAFE?

YES! The ingredients are all completely natural and have been proven to work without harm to humans, pets, wildlife, or vegetation.


Is it easy to use?

Absolutely. Just mix concentrate to desired strength, and spray on grass in infected area. We offer two sprayers. For areas smaller in scale, in which a garden hose can reach, we recommend the Chameleon Sprayer For areas larger in scale, we recommend the Chapin Backpack Sprayer. For detailed directions about using the spray, please visit our Directions page.


I have pets. Is this safe to use around them?

Yes it is. The ingredients are all-natural and are combined specifically to kill and repel ticks. We promise they won’t make your cat run away from home.


Can you provide an MSDS about your product?

We would be more than happy to provide you with the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for our natural product. Please just ask here and we’ll send it over.