BIRD TRAPPING BY ASSURANCE WILDLIFE CONTROL
Assurance Wildlife Control has hands-on experience in geese removal
BIRD AND GEESE CONTROL
GEESE REMOVAL SPECIALISTS
Geese look like large ducks with their long necks and legs. There is a variety of geese, but the one you should be worried about is the Canada goose. The Canada goose is an abundant wild goose species with a black head and neck, a white chinstrap extending from cheek to cheek and a brown body. These are the most common species throughout the United States, known for flying a distinctive V-shaped flight formation.
WHERE DO CANADA GEESE RESIDE?
These species of geese prefer a spot from which they can have a reasonably unobstructed view in many directions. Fields, marshes, and grasslands close to open water such as ponds and slow-flowing rivers or another slightly elevated site near water, serve the purpose right. Canada geese also go for suburban areas, farm fields, as well as properly- clipped lawns of golf courses and city parks. These serve as suitable feeding grounds and nesting sites. Canada geese build bowl-like nests made from twigs, most often well sheltered among tall reeds and cattail.
WHAT DO THEY EAT?
Canada geese choose life near the water’s edge in favor of their mixed bag appetite. They are primarily herbivores, although they sometimes eat small insects and fish. The Canada goose also eats beans and grains such as wheat, rice, and corn when they are available. In the water, it feeds on aquatic plants at the bottom of the body of water, by tipping forward and extending their necks underwater, such as seaweeds. In urban areas, these species of geese are also known to pick food out of trash bins.
Plant shrubs, hedges or other taller plants to prevent Canada geese from lodging in ponds located near residential properties. Specific scare tactics may also be used, such as setting up swan decoys, noisemaking devices (cracker shells, propane cannons, whistles, etc.) or visual deterrents (Mylar tape, etc.) to scare them off the garden. Crops may be protected through the erection of fences and barriers. Removing vegetation from around sources of water and ceasing direct feeding activities also repels the geese further away.
HOME INVADERS ALERT!
In the struggle for survival, as the goose populate the same areas as human beings, problems are more likely to arise. Canada geese don’t invade buildings but rather make themselves comfortable in yards where they can nest and graze.
Canada geese can be defensive and bite people who appear threatening or roam too close to their nests. They will chase, hiss at you, and impose all sorts of defense mechanisms to the extent of biting you. Their bites can cause severe infections because of the bacteria and germs found in their beaks. Besides the biting, bacteria found in the feces pose alarming health risks by contributing to the spread of a number diseases. Geese also damage crops either by trampling or consumption. Nevertheless, damage to suburban lawns, golf courses, public parks is expensive as it is.
GETTING RID OF THE PROBLEM
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects the Canada geese at a federal level.It’s advised people should seek professional help when dealing with Canada goose problems. As certified wildlife specialists, Assurance Wildlife Control has hands-on experience in geese removal and extensive expertise in bird trapping, dealing specifically with aggressive Canadian Geese. We offer an ample bundle of practical restraints and can also work with you to obtain necessary state and federal depredation permits if physically removing the aggressors is the only option.