Hi “fur”ever friends,
Did you know that November, December, January and February are my best working months? If those pesky geese are hanging around your home or business now, they are probably going to settle in for a long winter’s nap. Well, they don’t really nap all the time, but you get it, right? If they are comfortable making your homestead, their homestead, throughout the winter months, then mama goose will make a nest in March or April and you will have baby goslings (not the Ryan kind, which I’m sure all the ladies would love) in May and June. That’s when the party really gets started!
So let’s talk geese. I know their language…
Did you know –
* geese overgraze lawns, eat crops and trample turf?
* each goose can create approximately three pounds of fecal matter a day?
* their droppings create a health risk to humans and can cause nutrient loading in water; which in turn triggers algal blooms and excessive plant growth in lakes? This is the really bad one for our lake clients.
* a goose can live upwards of 24 years and weighs approximately 12-14 pounds?
* when a female is nesting, she is unable to fly and the male will stand watch? Many humans have been attacked by the aggressive male during the nesting season. This is usually when I work around businesses. Customers are often attacked when trying to enter a business if the nest is close to the entrance.
* if geese are not deterred from nesting, they have been known to nest near each other in gang broods of up to approximately 20 birds?
So as you can see my “fur”ever friends, I have a very important job and I take it very seriously. Call my daddy today and let me “giddy,giddy” your unwanted holiday guests!