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Geese Pest Control Milton Keynes, Bletchley & Newport Pagnell
Geese were originally introduced to the UK as an ornamental attraction to parks and gardens and have now become established as a common resident bird in both suburban and rural habitats. They live in ponds, lakes, marshals and coastal flats. They are mostly non migratory, moving only short distances between breeding. Geese leave up to 3 pounds of droppings each, per day so the mess they create can be very unsightly to the areas they inhabit.
The Problems Geese Cause
They are herbivores and eat large quantities of vegetation, stripping areas around lakes and ponds of grass and wetland plant species by overgrazing and trampling.
The amount of droppings they leave can look unsightly as well as being a slip hazard and a hygiene problem.
Geese can carry Bacteria which can cause such things as Clamydiosis, E-Coli, Listeria, Pasteurella Multocida and Salmonella. They can spread these through faeces, nasal discharge or if someone is bitten. Humans tend to manifest infection by having Pneumonia or through a wound.
Geese Control Methods
Shooting (where legal) - Shooting adult birds can be successful for significant reduction of populations.
Scaring – Visual and acoustic scarers can have an effect in rural areas.
Habitat Adjustment – Removal of potential nesting areas may reduce the breeding population, alternatively making banks steeper or establishing dense vegetation on water margins may encourage geese to move on.
Fencing - Putting fences around feeding areas or waters edges make an area less attractive to geese.
Prevention Of Future Geese Damage And Infestation
Invest in a liquid bird repellent. This will prevent geese from nesting at your property all season long.
Avoid trimming grasses around lakes and ponds to obstruct the view of birds.
Install mesh or wire to prevent birds from accessing bodies of water.
Let shoreline vegetation and plants to grow to inhibit bird’s access to water.
If you require any more information or if you require a price quotation for Geese pest control or removal services in Milton Keynes, High Wycombe & Aylesbury or the surrounding areas please contact us.
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