If you own or manage any type of structure or property, there are some facts you need to know about geese to prevent these large birds from damaging your property.
Geese love to gather around lakeshores, ponds, golf courses, sports fields and any dwellings that happen to be near them. The birds prefer nesting sites on elevated, secluded areas near bodies of water. They will return to the area of their birth each year to mate and nest. Nesting season is mid March to May, so the time to implement proactive deterrents/repellents is now.
Most Geese have a wide wingspan (up to 75 inches), which allows them to fly up to 1,500 miles in a single day. When migrating, they will "pond hop" and forage for food. This can be very destructive to plants and property, as mature Canada geese can weigh up to 14 pounds. They can quickly denude and trample green vegetation, grasses and aquatic plants, leaving large amounts of droppings in their wake. Continue reading