Many planned communities in Loudoun County, Reston and Herndon in Fairfax County and Alexandria and Arlington, include open green space and a planned water feature. Not only do your residents find these features beautiful, but they also make the ideal habitat for Canada geese who will move in - unless you take action.
Goose Rangers offers strategic solutions for humane control of Canada geese nesting and once the nests are built to take action through professional goose nest removal. Not just anyone can handle the nests. Canada geese are a federally protected species under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. It is illegal to harm or kill these birds or their eggs and it is therefore against the law for citizens to destroy or harm Canada geese. Goose Rangers, however, has the authorized credentials and the experience to handle and remove geese nests and eggs.
Like everything in nature, geese reproduction is seasonal. Canada geese choose nesting sites in February and begin to lay eggs in early spring. The geese are particularly aggressive to humans and pets at this time. Without geese removal planning, from May through early August the geese will raise their young and molt their flight feathers. Incapable of flight at this time of year, they will eat grasses and vegetation - and poop - making a huge mess of your beautiful landscaping. Unable to fly to escape they will also hiss and intimidate people that get too close.
Whether a children’s park, or a neighborhood pond that residents can enjoy a beautiful walk around, having to dodge the goose poop can deter residents from using these open spaces. The huge volume of goose poop is not only messy and unsightly - it also contains diseases that pose a risk to humans and pets. Their droppings have been found to contain E. coli, salmonella, giardia and other pathogens.
Goose Rangers' humane solutions -- geese control and removal -- prevent geese from getting too comfortable. Early in the season we will identify problem areas, remove the nests and have our trained Border Collies and their handlers visit the area multiple times per day, encouraging the geese to find a different location to nest and rear their young.
During the molt season, when birds are flightless, there is a good chance that geese will walk onto your property, even though they have nested elsewhere. Our dogs and their handlers provide geese control by walking the geese and goslings off of your site back in the general direction of where they walked in from. We will continue to visit the site with our Border Collies and have them walk the birds off again, as needed, until the geese learn to live elsewhere.
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Left unmanaged, Canada geese will return to prime sites. We offer:
Year-round solutions - Our most cost-effective plan. We visit your site with unlimited visits year-round providing removal of geese as well as nesting sites, requiring no effort from you .
Nesting Season Service - Unlimited visits February through May. As-Needed service (see below) for the remainder of the year.
As-Needed - You call us when the geese become a problem, and we will go for one week at a time until the geese have gone elsewhere. Excludes February - May timeframe (To have a successful goose control program, all clients need to be on for the Nesting Season timeframe or not at all - this is our busiest time of the year).
Month-to-month - Contracts providing the greatest flexibility for pre-arranged service periods or on demand.