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
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
Q. Is it true that geese fecal matter is harmful to
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,
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
food supplies it results in overcrowding. This can cause damage to our
due to large amounts of fecal matter, erosion of banks, polluted water,
possibility of aggressiveness towards people. Often overcrowding
birds susceptibility to diseases within the population, such as Avian
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?
A. Yes. Success will require some understanding of goose
biology, having the
necessary tools, a well thought out plan, and a determination to
toll free at 1-866-POOP BE Gone ( 1-866-766-7234) to schedule an
appointment to begin the process of managing your goose population and
their unpleasant by products.