Canada geese are migratory birds by nature. But lately, more and more flocks have adapted to becoming residential birds that stay on your property year round. If the birds are allowed to nest in the Spring they are nearly impossible to remove until they have finished molting in Late July – Early August.
Canada geese are a common call in Pittsburgh throughout the year. Aside from the mess they leave the damage to your lawn, they can also be fairly aggressive during nesting or when rearing their hatchlings.
Our AAAC Wildlife Removal pros are here to help you scare away your Canada geese, clean up the mess, and repair the damage. Canada geese scaring should be initiated as soon as the animal has been discovered in the area and repeated regularly. Call now for a quote!
Canada Goose Damage and Waste
Canada geese are big travelers and hardy birds. You can find them in all sorts of climates. They also happen to like suburbs, farmland and agricultural fields. Wide grassy spaces with lakes and marshes nearby are ideal for grazing and nesting.
While they won’t typically go inside your home, they will definitely damage your gardens and crops through constant grazing, and contaminate bodies of water and public walkways with their droppings. They also have a habit of ruining playing fields and parks, making outdoor sports a health hazard.
It’s particularly important not to feed them, as they will get used to humans and be even harder to get rid of.
Canada Goose Hazing
Trapping and relocating Canada geese isn’t effective and can only be done by people with the proper permits. The best way to get rid of Canada geese is to convince them that your property isn’t a nice place for them to live.
The most straightforward solution to that is to scare them using expertly trained border collies. Border Collies are herding dogs that usually work livestock with an intense gaze and stalking posture that mimics natural predators like wolves and coyotes. When geese see a border collie they immediately jump in the nearest body of water. Well trained collies will then jump in the water and swim after the geese until they fly away from your property. They will always try to come back, but a successful hazing program requires regular patrols throughout the year.
At AAAC Wildlife Removal of Pittsburgh, our handlers and dogs are trained by the experts at FlyAway Geese in the safest and most effective methods for hazing Canada Geese.