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People who have to tolerate geese on their property often compare these birds to locusts. When it comes to geese, their strength is in numbers and they rarely travel alone. Each bird consumes about 3 pounds of grass, producing about a pound of feces. Where does this leave your lawn? Bare, muddy and covered in goose poop—not a good look if you are serving customers. At Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control, we get a lot of calls requesting our Maryland goose repellent services to help with nuisance geese. If geese have taken over your property, here is what you need to know.
There are two types of Canada geese that have a potential to cause issues on private and public properties. Migratory Canada geese live in Canada during summer and then come over to the Mid-Atlantic region for the winter. The Chesapeake Bay offers the perfect habitat for these birds, considering the abundance of water and grass.
Resident Canada geese stay here year round and don’t travel to Canada at all. They don’t live in the same area all year long, but they tend to return to places where they previously found good food and suitable conditions. Unfortunately, these areas typically include public parks, cemeteries, golf courses and other large grassy fields with a proximity to water.
It’s important to note that both resident and migratory Canada geese are protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Act of 1918, which means you are not allowed to “take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter” them or their eggs and nests without a Federal permit. Even if you find Canada goose nests on your private property, you are not allowed to relocate it without a permit.
There are several lines of defense against Canada geese you could implement, from prevention and habitat modifications to repellents and reactive measures:
Goose repellents can be used both as a reactive and a proactive measure. If you know your property is a goose magnet, treating it with a repellent on a regular schedule will give you peace of mind. Waking up one morning to your golf course torn up by geese can be devastating, which is what goose repellents aim to prevent.
If you have a Canada goose problem, contact us today to discuss how our goose deterrent methods can help.
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