Licensed and certified through the Ohio Department of Agriculture for aquatic control and turf management.
That would make our house DR, Denny Ray, a surf and turf specialist.
We are proud members of:
- Stark Parks
- NALMS (North America Lake Management Society)
- Ducks Unlimited
- OLMS (Ohio Lake Management Society)
We have battled with a Canadian goose infestation for numerous years. We followed several guidelines experts recommended, such as keeping the weeds in the pond controlled and installing strobe lights, but our yard was overrun with geese anyway. Our grandchildren couldn’t play in the yard and it was unsightly when guests drove up our driveway and had to walk across the sidewalk where the geese left their droppings.
We had heard of the use of dogs in controlling geese but never really gave it much consideration. Besides, we have a dog that is on the property and he didn’t seem to make a difference to the geese.
Then in February 2012, Pond Wiser contacted us and explained how a specially trained Border Collie can control the goose population and they were proud to be the leaders in bringing this service to Stark County. The concept of a highly skilled dog being able to deter the geese from nesting on our property was intriguing and we gave permission for them to begin the necessary visits. Pond Wiser began coming to our pond two times a day, six days a week, the end of February 2012. When they walked onto our property, there were literally hundreds of geese. Less than two months later, there are times throughout the day that we do not have even one goose on our property. We have not seen any nesting yet either and hope that we will not have any goslings in the future. We couldn’t be happier with the results of “goose chasing”.
Our concern that getting rid of the geese would also result in ducks leaving as well was unfounded. The ducks are staying and aren’t bothered by Agent Vic’s presence.
Pond Wiser’s Agent Vic is under control all the time and never tries to harm the geese. The results have been astounding in a short period of time and I would highly recommend others try out the services of this specially trained Border Collie if they are frustrated with geese taking over their property.
Dan S., Canal Fulton, OH