If unwanted Canada Geese are invading the green space of your yard or town, you already know what a nuisance they can be. Tri-State Wild Management offers Canada Goose Removal in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Canada Geese are the leading nuisance bird for lakes, parks, golf courses, businesses and homes in close proximity to water. Aside from the overall noise and distraction, unwanted avian guests leave heaps of droppings, feathers and debris, which are unsightly and unsanitary. These droppings are often masses of diseases and can pose serious health risks. In addition to the mess Canada Geese become very aggressive during mating seasons and are notorious for attacking people when in close proximity to their nest.
If your home, property, or town has become subject to a Canada goose infestation, or simply a nesting pair, don’t delay, call Tri-State Wildlife Management before it gets any worse. Tri-State Wildlife Management is a full service bird control specialist and will help rid your property of any pesky, winged intruders.
Canada Goose Synopsis
Resident Canada geese are difficult to remove. By definition, Canada geese are not classified as pest birds and are afforded protection by federal & state agencies. Nonetheless, Canada geese are increasingly becoming the scourge of suburbia as their numbers have grown in the past decade from only a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of these birds. In fact, the familiar V shaped squadron of honking geese heading south is becoming a rare sight. Country clubs, business parks and community living environments offer pristinely manicured lawns and ponds providing an ideal habitat that effectively modifies their migration cycle. Geese are very opportunistic and easily exploit the new “easy living” conditions found in an urban environment. Aesthetic damage to suburban lawns, parks, etc., is incalculable. Geese are also a health hazard – fouling green spaces, lawns and ponds.
Geese are extremely aggressive, posting sentinels at nesting and grazing sites. Defense of nests can many times result in injury to people or pets who venture too close.
Canada Goose Damage and Health Hazards
Canada geese are the leading nuisance bird for lakes, parks, golf courses, businesses and homes in close proximity to water. Their acidic droppings corrode many substrates including tar-based roofing materials. Droppings that are allowed to accumulate on roofs damage the material and eventually cause leaks. The life expectancy of a warehouse roof can be cut in half by just a light but continuous application of droppings. Several warehouses every year experience damage and leakage problems from residing geese. In extreme cases roofs have been known to collapse from standing water when drainage systems are blocked by droppings and feathers, thus causing the temporary closure of some large buildings.
When goose droppings are concentrated, they are unpleasant and a potential health risk. If high goose numbers persist in small areas, they have been found to harbor elevated levels of organisms that cause diseases in humans, Rotaviruses, Salmonella, D Listeria viruses have all been found in concentrations of Canada goose feces. They have also been known to elevate bacteria levels via fecal coli form.
Breeding and Imprinting
Canada geese begin to breed at 2-3 years of age. They mate for life but will find another partner if their mate dies. A female will lay between 5-12 eggs in the spring followed by an incubation period of 25-30 days. The survival rate of goslings is about seventy-five percent.
Canada geese, much like the well-known homing pigeon, have a built-in mechanism that enables them to find their way back to the exact spot they were hatched. This imprinting creates long-term issues. These habitual geese will return year after year to nest, thus drastically increasing the goose population. Only a well-executed Integrated Management Plan (IMP) can break the cycle and eliminate your goose problem.
Canada geese are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. In many cases, handling and management of Canada geese requires depredation permits. A site may also need to be registered in a Nest Destruction Program with the United States Fish and Wildlife Services. As part of the IMP, Tri-State Wildlife Management works with our customers to process this information correctly and expediently.
To have your Canada Goose problem taken care of sooner rather than later, call us today! Put our experience to use for you!