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    What do I do with the ducks?????

    A mallard couple has made my pool home in the evening! I can't get them to leave. I chased them around tonight with a broom multiple times and they just went to the other end of the pool! Help!!!!
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    Re: What do I do with the ducks?????

    Serve them with a delicious berry glaze

    Really though I am not sure how you would be able to get them to find a new "pond". I did read here though that an automated pool cleaner tends to spook them somewhat.
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    Re: What do I do with the ducks?????

    Once they discover that their new pond doesn't have any food in it, they will move on.
    Unless you are also using your pool to raise fish, you should be fine.
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    Re: What do I do with the ducks?????

    You can string some fishing line across the pool in a loose grid and they will get caught in it and it will run them off. Old fish pond trick.
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    Re: What do I do with the ducks?????

    Types "ducks" on the TFP search feature. You'll quite a few threads. You're not alone.
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    Re: What do I do with the ducks?????

    Aren't most of them about smoking ducks???
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    Re: What do I do with the ducks?????

    Just a thought.... Might make sure all the decoys are out of the pool
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    Re: What do I do with the ducks?????

    When we moved into our house, we found an old fake alligator head in the pool shed. I thought WTH and threw it out. Now the neighbors tell me the owner used it to thwart the ducks. Ha ha. I haven't had any....yet.
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