Friday, February 5, 2016
Spring Goose Control
February through March Canada Geese start to pair up for the spring if they are young and have not yet chosen their partner. Canada Geese are monogamous and mate for life. This is the time of year when pairs of Canada geese either return to their place of nesting from previous years or look for a new place. More times than not they will return to the same general area to nest. They may not nest in the exact same location but they will nest on the same lakes, ponds, parking lots etc..
Why are Canada geese so habitual when selecting a nesting spot? We believe it has to do with familiarity and safety. Geese who have had successful hatches are imprinted to believe that they found a good spot free of predators, bad weather and disturbances. In essence they have found a good neighborhood to live and raise their young.
On the contrary, geese that have had unsuccessful hatches where their nests were destroyed by predators, people or weather are unlikely to return to that place because, well, it is a bad neighborhood. Given the choice, geese will nest where there is less pressure from predators and human intervention.
This is why spring goose control is so important in the overall scheme. Without spring goose control the population of geese will continue to grow and flourish. Our humane methods of hazing geese with our goose dogs and other proprietary methods ensure that when geese leave they know they are leaving an area not conducive to raising their young. The geese find themselves being chased off lawns into water, then once in the water chased out by one of our dogs swimming after them. This is too much harassment and pressure for them. The geese leave to find another home where they can roost, nest, eat and raise their young in peace.
If you are tired of having Canada geese on your lawn, in your pond, lake or at your place of business all spring and summer, you have to stop the spring cycle of nesting and the fall cycle of pond hopping and roosting by migratory and resident geese. Resident geese that find your property to their liking in the fall will be sure to return in the spring.
Rescue Me Goose Chasing employees use our Certified Goose Managament training at the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) and our experience to Get Rid of Geese...FAST!
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