How to Scare Ducks Away

Updated July 20, 2017

Expensive electronic devices that send sound waves to scare away unwanted ducks exist, but should only be used as a last resort. A good rousing scare of your own will temporarily rid your property of unwanted ducks, while a dog will scare them away on a daily basis. Ducks are docile creatures, but they can also be a nuisance: Scaring them away can be accomplished with a few warning shouts and motions.

Approach the ducks and shout loudly and wave your arms back and forth in a jumping jack formation until the ducks fly or swim away.

Allow your dog to give the ducks a run for their money. It will be best to keep the dog on a leash at first, until you know how the ducks will respond; You do not want your dog coming into contact with the ducks for his own safety -- and legally this may not be OK, especially for protected species.

Throw small stones around ducks, never throwing one at a duck, to scare them away.

Purchase a sonic bird and duck repellent on the Internet to scare ducks away using electro-sonic sound waves.

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Based in Providence, R.I., Myles Ellison has been writing professionally since 2007. He has published work in the "MCLA Beacon" and "Tourism Review International." In 2010, Ellison began profiling small-business owners while working on a street revitalization project. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies, concentrating in English, journalism and anthropology.