Commercial Canada Geese Control in New Jersey
Canada geese are one of the most distinguishable birds in New Jersey. The black head with white swoosh around the cheek area showcases a very large build. They typically weigh in at ten or twelve pounds and reach a height of 3 feet.
A pair or two of them is a welcome addition to the landscape. The problem, however, is that they are prolific reproducers that can cause real problems for your business. Commercial Canada geese control is a necessary solution to help you protect your investment.
Problem Areas for Canada geese
There are certain areas that naturally attract Canada geese. Any wide-open space around water, for instance, allows them to forage and nest while being able to see predators.
Unfortunately, Canada geese gravitate toward the expanses of soft, regularly-cut grass and their man-made water features. It’s a safe and comfortable place for them to nest and raise their young.
Office Parks and College Campuses
These professional areas attract large numbers of Canada geese in New Jersey. Their carefully manicured sitting areas provide the food that geese seek and natural shelter.
Concerns About Canada Geese in Commercial Areas
As touched on above, a Canada goose can become quite large, particularly if it has taken up residence in New Jersey. In order to sustain itself, it consumes approximately three pounds of food a day. That food is largely derived from lawns.
Each Canada goose must also dispose of its waste, so the waterways, lawns, seating areas, and sidewalks become littered with fecal matter and other debris.
More so than their migratory cousins, residential Canada geese are territorial and highly protective of their nests. They have been known to attack unsuspecting people who inadvertently get too close.
Controlling Canada Geese Humanely
One of the best ways to curb the Canada goose population in a business setting is to post signs that clearly state there should be no feeding the geese. It should also indicate the fine if caught doing so.
Ways of Managing the Environment
An office building complex or college campus may want to consider adopting vegetation that isn’t consumed by Canada geese. Some choices are wildflowers and ivy. Golf courses could adapt by making changes to the turf.
Used in low-light situations, laser lights are a non-harmful way of sending the Canada geese on their way. The light simply scares them, and they move on.
Limiting or Preventing Reproduction
Coating Egg with Oil
Coating the egg with corn oil prevents further growth. It also tricks the Canada goose into thinking that the egg still requires her to stay with the nest. So, she won’t go elsewhere to lay more eggs. It’s a humane process of limiting future generations.
Addling is effective if the embryo isn’t too far into development. It involves shaking the egg vigorously, and requires a trained individual who understands geese, their eggs, and egg development. If done correctly, it humanely stops the development of the embryo. If the embryo is too far advanced, shaking it inside the egg is clearly inhumane.
This is another procedure that requires an individual trained with Canada geese habitats. When a slight pin is inserted into the shell it allows for bacteria to form. Timing is imperative here as well.