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Goose Roundup Season Has Arrived: Here’s How to Plan Ahead

Goose roundup season requires careful planning; here’s what to know for this coming season.  Canada Geese often create health and safety concerns for property owners and managers. From aggression to unsanitary and unsightly droppings, the presence of these large birds around your building can mean trouble. A goose roundup is… Read More

Get Professional Help with Aggressive, Nesting Geese

Nesting Canada geese are fearless in defending their homesteads, even when their homesteads are adjacent to well-traveled public entryways. They will aggressively pursue anyone who gets too close. There are well-documented incidents of falls and injuries that occur when unwary pedestrians find themselves racing to escape the wing-flapping onslaught of… Read More

Mating Season For Raccoons Is Upon Us

January marked the beginning of mating season for raccoons and now through April, after completing their 63 day gestation period, they will be giving birth. On average, a raccoon litter will have three to six “kits”. It is very common for raccoons to give birth in homes whether it be… Read More

Managing the Threat of Bats, Rats & Mice in Winter

For those of us in the business of managing conflicts between humans and assorted wildlife, winter is the season of tiny occupations. When the temperatures fall, rats, bats – and more commonly mice – will take advantage of human hospitality, migrating into office buildings, warehouses, retail sites and homes looking… Read More

The Truth about Feeding Birds & Other Wildlife on Your Property

From backyard birdfeeders to stray cats and curious squirrels, people often can’t resist the urge to feed the wildlife they encounter in backyards, parks and even workplaces. Unfortunately, many fail to realize that when they set out the buffet for their favorites, they’re is-suing an open invitation to others, whose… Read More

Bird Adaptation to Urban Life: An Unwelcomed Stay

Did you know that dinosaurs never went extinct? That’s right, we still have dinosaurs today! The first bird, archaeopteryx, evolved over 150 million years ago from dinosaurs closely related to the infamous velociraptor. Raptors looked very different than they do in the movies. They were much smaller, fully feathered and… Read More

How to Manage the Mess of Gosling & Molt Season

June is a busy month for geese. With nesting nearly finished, the birds will search for their summer homes and a safe environment for molting, as well as raising their young. All geese molt their flight feathers in the summer. This allows them to have a full, brand-new set for… Read More
June is a busy month for geese. With nesting nearly finished, the birds will search for their summer homes and a safe environment for molting, as well as raising their young. All geese molt their flight feathers in the summer. This allows them to have a full, brand-new set for migration. While they are molting, geese are grounded and cannot fly. Our teams work hard to encourage the geese to move offsite before this happens – and to keep them away while molting so the rest of the summer is goose-free. Given their inability to fly during this time, once the geese have left the property, they are unlikely to return until their new flight feathers grow back in late July.

Protecting People and Property Against Aggression by Nesting Geese

Geese are well known for their volatile temperaments. Some breeds of domestic geese are even kept as “guard dogs,” helping to protect livestock and property from both human and animal intruders. Wild geese are no different, and when nesting season hits, their legendary willingness to brawl creates significant issues for… Read More