Geese Control

Geese Control, Trapping & Removal Services

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Flying through the sky in V-shaped formations, Canada geese are known for their seasonal migration patterns. However, less than half of the estimated five million geese in North America take their traditional passage, opting instead to stay near urban and residential areas where food remains plentiful all year. Their impressive numbers, aggressive natures, and plentiful excretion have earned these geese the animosity of many people.

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Canada geese are common throughout most of the United States. Recognizable by their large size, the birds have distinct black necks and heads, white cheeks, brown body feathers, and white bellies. Their large, webbed feet make them powerful swimmers and their sizable wingspans allow them to fly high in the air for distances up to 1,500 miles per day. When threatened, Canada geese hiss, flap their wings intimidatingly, and bite with their beaks. They make loud honking sounds to communicate with each other, especially when flying.

DIET

Geese typically eat aquatic plants, grain crops, and grasses. Their favorite foods are generally found in ponds, marshy areas, farms, and open spaces like public parks.

HABITAT

Fields, marshes, and grasslands adjacent to open water such as ponds, lakes, and slow-moving rivers make prime habitats for Canada geese. City parks, public ponds, golf courses, and farm fields are also common feeding grounds and nesting sites. Their nests are often found near the water’s edge and are made from the abandoned nests of other waterfowl. When constructing their own nests, Canada geese tend to choose sheltered sites among tall reeds or cattails in which they build bowl-like structures made of twigs and reed stalks.

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ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

ENTRY INTO HOMES OR BUSINESSES

Geese do not enter buildings, but they may enter yards that contain ponds or other sources of water. Their diets often lead them onto yards or farm properties in search of meals. Canada geese tend to become permanent residents where people feed them.

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

PROBLEMS & DAMAGE

Although normally harmless, Canada geese can be aggressive and bite people who appear threatening or stray too close to their nests. The biggest reason for their nuisance status is their excrement. A flock of 50 geese can produce over two and a half tons of droppings in a single year, which leads to serious problems if the flock is located in a public park, yard, water reservoir, or golf course. Water sources can even become contaminated with geese excrement.

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

PREVENTION & EXCLUSION

To prevent Canada geese from roosting in ponds located near residential properties, individuals can erect fences around the water’s edge. Certain scare tactics may also be used to spook the geese away, such as hanging strips of reflective Mylar or placing balloons with large eye spots near common geese roosts or feeding grounds. Crops may be protected by stringing wires overhead, which confuses the geese and prevents them from landing in fields. Removing vegetation from around sources of water and ceasing direct feeding activities also convinces the geese to seek new places to stay.

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

TRAPPING & REMOVAL

Since Canada geese are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, people should seek professional help when dealing with nuisance goose problems. Trutech wildlife experts are armed with the proper equipment and knowledge to trap, remove, and eliminate troublesome geese.