Catch the Critter http://www.catchthecritter.com Catch the Critter Catch the Critter Nuisance Geese http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/entry/5 Sun, 03 Mar 2013 14:56:13 EST http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/entry/5 <p><strong>Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Area</strong></p> <p>Throughout the tri-state area, many newer developments have holding ponds that provide attractive areas for residents to walk around, fish, or just view on a sunset evening out their patio.&nbsp; These areas are also very attractive for the tri-state's growing Canada Geese population.&nbsp; While a few geese&nbsp;are idyllic on the pond, when these geese pair up and have little ones year after year, soon a few geese become a flock and can become a nuisance.</p> <p><strong>Why a nuisance?</strong></p> <p>There are several reason a property association should consider geese management to contain the population to manageable and sustainable numbers.&nbsp; A pond can only support a finite number of geese depending on it's size.&nbsp; If the population is not controlled, the waste from the geese could kill the pond.&nbsp; However, this is normally not the issue in our area.&nbsp; The main issue is a safety issue for residents.&nbsp;</p> <p>Geese tend to become aggressive in the spring when they pair up.&nbsp; The males, or ganders, guard the goose and the nest.&nbsp; Geese have no fear of people, and will not hesistate to attack.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; People are normally hurt, sometime seriously, when an attack occurs by falling or being scratched.</p> <p>Geese are also very messy.&nbsp; The walkways residents use to jog, run or walk around the pond are the same walkways the geese use or cross when they feed.&nbsp; Wherever they walk, they leave behind droppings.&nbsp; This can cause a health hazard.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What can be done?</strong></p> <p>There are many things that can be done to reduce the geese population to a sustainable number.&nbsp; One is to follow the rule to 'Never Feed The Geese'.&nbsp; This forces the geese to rely on nature to provide food.&nbsp;&nbsp; They will move on and reduce in numbers when too many are trying to forage in an area that is too small.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, if geese are paring up, Wildlife Removal Services has several means to discourage pairs from nesting.&nbsp; With spring just around the corner, we are already seeing evidence of geese pairing up.&nbsp; It will not be long before they start to nest and a new generation of goslings are here.&nbsp;</p> <p>Call us at <strong>513-479-7271</strong> and ask for <strong>Jay</strong> to discuss a Geese Management program for your home owners association or commercial property.&nbsp; We are here to partner with you to help prevent issues and preserve those idyllic settings.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/tag/Geese Management/">Geese Management</a>, <a href="http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/tag/Aggressive Geese/">Aggressive Geese</a>, <a href="http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/tag/Goose Removal/">Goose Removal</a> 2012 - Memorial Day Salute http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/entry/4 Fri, 25 May 2012 21:55:50 EST http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/entry/4 <p>Wow!&nbsp; What a busy couple of weeks.&nbsp;&nbsp; It is hard to believe it is already Memorial Day.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;It seems it was just yesterday it was December.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The season of critters has really never slowed this year.&nbsp; It is due to the mild winter.&nbsp; We have found that squirrels and raccoons have mated earlier than most other years.&nbsp; With plenty of food sources available due to the rainy winter and early spring, there is nothing stopping them.&nbsp;&nbsp; The geese too have paired up earlier than every this year.&nbsp; Geese cannot be managed until mid-March, but, we were receiving complaints by mid-February.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Memorial Day was originally set aside to remember all of the men and women who lost their lives fighting for our freedoms.&nbsp; Originally this day was call Decoration Day and was held on May 30<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; In 1971, the Uniforms Holidays Bill was put into effect which moved Memorial Day to the last Monday in May. &nbsp;</p> <p>Memorial Day is the start summer activities.&nbsp;The kids will be out of school soon.&nbsp; Vacations are planned.&nbsp; It is time for graduations, picnics, and grill outs.&nbsp;You don't need your summer plans to be interrupted by squirrels, raccoons, or skunks crashing in on the fun.&nbsp;&nbsp; If you have a problem, and need any type of wildlife removal, please give us a call.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>To honor our fallen heroes, <a title="CatchTheCritter" href="http://www.wildanimalcontrol.com" target="_blank">Wildlife Removal Services </a>will offer a 15% discount off a service call when you mention this blog.&nbsp; If you have a nuisance wildlife problem give call us at 513-479-7271 and mention this blog to Jay, and he will discount the service call by 15%.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Happy Memorial Day and be safe,</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em><span style="font-size: medium;">Kimberly Harmeyer</span></em></strong></p> <p>President, Wildlife Removal Services</p> <p>&lt;Note: Offer expires 6/30/2012 &gt;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/tag/Racoon removal discount; animal removal/">Racoon removal discount; animal removal</a> Nuisance Geese in Ohio http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/entry/3 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:08:15 EST http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/entry/3 <p>Article:</p> <p><a href="http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Default.aspx?tabid=5674#canada" target="_blank">Nuisance Wildlife: <br />Preventing and Dealing with Encounters</a></p>tags: <a href="http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/tag/Geese/">Geese</a> Geese Conflict Article http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/entry/2 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:06:18 EST http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/entry/2 <p>Recommended Reading:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/media/geese%20conflict.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>Coping with Canada Geese: </strong><br /><strong>Conflict Management and Damage Prevention Strategies</strong></a></p>tags: <a href="http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/tag/Geese/">Geese</a> Effective Mole Control http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/entry/1 Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:03:49 EST http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/entry/1 <p>To learn about effective mole control, read this article from the The Ohio State University Extension:</p> <p><strong><a href="/media/effective%20mole%20control.pdf" target="_blank">Effective Mole Control</a></strong></p>tags: <a href="http://www.catchthecritter.com/pages/news/tag/Moles/">Moles</a>