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Whether you desire the creation of ‘tolerance zones’ or ultimately seek flock reduction, Canada Goose Management can help.
List of Services:
  1. Management Program design
  2. Site surveys and assessments
  3. Federal and state permit processing
  4. Staff training
Integrated Goose Management:

We are often asked “Why will Canada Goose Management (CGM) be successful utilizing methods we have already tried?” The answer is IGM, Integrated Goose Management. No one hazing or dispersal method is a final solution in itself. A combination of methods must be used in order to achieve success.  CGM can provide the expertise to determine which combination will achieve your desired results.

Integrated Goose Management approach (IGM) utilizes:

  1. Educational Programs
  2. Population Control
    1. Addling
    2. Round-Ups
  3. Hazing Methods
  4. Chemical Treatments
  5. Physical barriers
  6. Visual Deterrents
  7. Habitat Modification

Call us 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.

List of Services Details:

Management Program Design

CGM can design a program tailored to your specific control needs. CGM can also assess your current program of activities and integrate them into a total goose management package. Fees for program design are based upon hourly calculations including travel to and from a site.
 


Site Surveys and Assessment

Site survey and assessment provides the raw data and personal experience necessary to move to a Management Program Design. Often the first step for an affected property, it allows for the affected property owner and/or manager to begin to see what effective measures are available and the costs. Fees for Site Survey and Assessment are based upon hourly calculations including travel to and from a site.
 


Federal and State Permit Processing

Lethal control programs all require Federal permits and in some cases State co-signature. Our expert staff can assist you through this process or complete the process for you.

 


Staff Training

For those who want their staff either partially or fully involved in the management plan.
CGM will provide the level of training you will need.

 


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Integrated Goose Management Details:
 



Addling

"Egg  Addling" enables the affected property owner/manager to reduce or eliminate, for that particular season, (March through May)  the growth of the flock  through birth rate.  Addling is birth control in action.   Addling of the egg can be done by several methods.   The female will continue to sit on the eggs, unknown to her that they will not hatch.  Eventually, she will leave the nest after egg laying season is over.   Though a simple task, addling requires one to search through heavy cover, endure ticks and mosquitoes, and the occasional flogging by an aggressive gander. Federal permits from the US Fish and Wildlife  Service  are required to perform this work.


Round ups’                 

During the molt (flightless period in June and July), the geese are gathered into a corral and then loaded for transport.  The skill of the ‘cowboys’ makes the process look simple.  Requiring a short amount of time to perform, the actual event requires thoughtful pre-planning and coordination.  Federal permits from the US Fish and Wildlife  Service  are required to administer  this work, as well as a co-signature by local authorities in some states.  Due to the length of time necessary to process permits and the limited number issued, CGM strongly suggests beginning the process of permit preparation and filing eight months in advance


Hazing 

This group of techniques is the most well known, and oftentimes the most practical.  Hazing impacts geese from the aspect of safety, also keying in on the instinct of self preservation.  
 



Physical Barriers   

Physical barriers work in two ways; one, by impacting safety and two, by obstruction.

Safety is a concern for any goose.  When safety is not assured, it is time to find another site.  Geese prefer visually unobstructed areas as opposed to confined areas with limited visibility.  Properly designed landscaping plantings can turn an ‘open area’ into a ‘confined area’  from a goose’s perspective.   Obstruction is typically used to keep geese from a water source.  This method of control consists of fences,  electric and non-electric, nets, floating balls, and grid systems which inhibit landing. Grids and barrier fencing, though successful methods of limiting access to geese, also interfere with the use of these areas by people. Implementation of physical barriers can be differnt in many applications 


Visual Deterrents 

The object of visual and audio deterrents is to remove the element of safety from a site and initiate the self-preservation instinct of the  geese.   Though excellent tools, the use of these types of deterrents alone  produces quickly diminishing results.  Visual and audio deterrents work best in combinations with each other and with other deterrents.   Visual deterrents include predator effigies, decoys, kites, Mylar tapes, and  balloons.  Audio deterrents include recorded distress calls, predator calls, explosive noises, and propane cannons.


Habitat Modification

Habitat modification is the least practical but can have dramatic results.  Included in this category are landscape changes.  Changing  grass type  and length can impact geese feeding habits. Covering pond banks with climbing obstacles such as ‘rip-rap’ impacts the geese’ ability to traverse to and from an area. Anti-feeding ordinances are also included in this grouping. 



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