Geese Management
Geese Management

Geese

Canadian  Geese Management

Description:

The Canadian goose is a large gray-bodied bird with a black head and long black neck, with a white cheek and throat patch.

Fun Facts: 

  • Breeding Period: March – June
  • Incubation Period: 23 – 30 days
  • Clutch Size: 2 – 9 eggs
  • Food: plant matter and aquatic invertebrates

Habitat and Habits:

Canadian geese establish their nesting grounds around lakes, ponds, and small rivers, whether it is around a pond in the country, on a golf course, or in your backyard. In fact, if left undisturbed they will establish nesting grounds on any suitable lake or pond. The males will aggressively protect and guard their nests and their territory around them.

Common Problems:

A pair of geese can multiply into 50 birds within a couple years. Their feces will cause an unpleasant odor and destroy the grass and vegetation on and around the pond. The more these birds are exposed to humans the more likely they are to attack pets and small children, especially during nesting season. Therefore, it is important to prohibit people from feeding the geese and employ wildlife specialists to remove the birds.

Regulations:

Canadian geese are protected under federal and Ohio laws. These laws protect geese, goslings, nests, and eggs. Non-lethal and hazing tactics are permitted by those who obtain a permit by these regulatory bodies. Wildlife Removal Services has a permit and works with the state of Ohio to control these animals humanely.

It is against the State of Ohio’s law to release or relocate any animal on the land(s) of another without a written permit from the landowner. Our wildlife specialists are available to safely remove these creatures from your property, so don’t hesitate to call Jay @ (513) 479-7271.

To learn more about Wildlife Removal Services’ animal removal and animal damage repair services, visit our Services Page.

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