Goose Control, Removal & Addling
The Canada goose is a large species of waterfowl found throughout North America. In Oklahoma, some geese nest year-round while others migrate here only for the winter. Though omnivorous, geese feed primarily on grass and have developed a tendency to nest in neighborhoods and parks, where they feed on lawns.
Signs of a Goose Infestation
You’ll know you have geese nesting or feeding on your property immediately due to the excess of green feces which they scatter everywhere they go. Canada geese tend to nest in elevated areas within close proximity to water. If you have a pond, a creek or even a swimming pool on your property, it is likely that geese will build a nest nearby. Otherwise, they may pass through but will probably not stay for long.
Problems With Geese
The main problem with Canada geese is the sheer volume of waste they produce, which makes it impossible to walk through your own yard without messing up the soles of your shoes. If you have a swimming pool, expect geese to pollute it with their waste unless it’s properly covered. In addition to being gross, geese feces often contain harmful parasites and bacteria like cryptosporidium, salmonella and e. coli.
Geese are distinctly territorial birds and, once they nest on your property, they’ll decide that your yard is their yard, and defend it fiercely. Geese will not hesitate to attack people or pets who wander too close to their nests, and these attacks may lead to injury.
Experienced Goose Removal & Egg Addling in Oklahoma City
The most effective method of preventing Canada geese from accumulating on a property is goose egg addling. This process involves discretely removing fertilized goose eggs from the nest, terminating the embryo, and then returning the egg to the nest. If nests are removed or eggs are destroyed, geese are likely to simply build a new nest and lay new eggs. However, if fooled into believing they are sitting on fertilized eggs, they are unlikely to breed and more likely to abandon your property.
If geese have built nests on your property in the Oklahoma City area, allow a licensed wildlife control company to perform removal and addling services. Call up Red Beard’s Wildlife Solutions today for expert goose control and removal services! We offer goose removal services in Arcadia, Edmond, Nichols Hills, The Village, and other surrounding areas.