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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  How do I know what will work for my site and where do I start?
A.  By having a site assessment completed by a trained professional.

Q.  We have tried many things before but nothing works.
A.  Often, a lack of consistency is the greatest enemy of successful goose control. You cannot grow weary of the battle. An understanding of goose biology helps one know what tools to use and when. Finally, most items used by themselves cannot produce the results desired. An Integrated Goose Management plan is needed which incorporates many tools.

Q.   After some length of time into a program will the geese stop coming?
A.   No. Management of Canada Geese, is just that, management, not elimination.  Unless the reasons the geese are there in the first place are eradicated such as safety, food, and imprinted nesting grounds, geese will continue to challenge the site. Flock reduction takes time and consistent effort. Elimination from a site is difficult but achievable. When accomplished a standing maintenance program must be in place to deal with any new visitors and challenges.

Q.   Why have the geese chosen this site?
A.   Because it affords several, if not all of the necessary ingredients for goose survival; food, safety, and reproduction/nesting sites.

Q.   Is it true that geese fecal matter is harmful to humans?
A.   Yes. Links to human populations are continuing to be discovered. Geese impact people's lives by helping to create conditions that encourage disease, viruses, and parasites to thrive, including: Cryptosporidiosis, Giardiasis, Salmonella, E. coli, Influenza A, Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis, and Chlamydia.

Q.  Is human feeding of geese harmful?
A.  Yes. Feeding of waterfowl, as well as most wild animals and birds, can create a dependency on people for food. When large numbers of birds compete for limited food supplies it results in overcrowding. This can cause damage to our environment due to large amounts of fecal matter, erosion of banks, polluted water, and the possibility of aggressiveness towards people. Often overcrowding increases the birds susceptibility to diseases within the population, such as Avian Cholera, Duck Plague, and Avian Botulism. The results of an outbreak could be devastating to the population. Remember to appreciate them from a distance and keep the ‘Wild’ in our birds, let them live naturally.

Q.  Can I do this work myself?
AYes. Success will require some understanding of goose biology, having the necessary tools, a well thought out plan, and a determination to succeed.

 

 

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