Spring is officially here, and animals everywhere are searching for food. One of the worst parts of the warm weather is that geese are more active. If left loose, such animals can run havoc and cause hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage. Goose sightings aren’t reserved for forest walks and camping adventures. These pests usually strike closer to home. Luckily, On The Green, Inc offers excellent goose control services. Let’s go over why Gambrills residents appreciate our goose control services.
Understanding Goose Behavior
Canada geese are driven by two primary motivations: food and safety. This drive is normal, as almost all creatures, including humans, desire the same. However, the main reason why Canadian geese are now considered a pest species is due to their foul excrement and destruction of turfgrass through feeding and feces compaction. These animals also show extremely aggressive territorial behavior towards humans and other animals. Moreover, they tend to stalk people and beg them for food, a behavior learned by often being fed in public areas.
Threats and warnings can be effective ways to alter their behavior. These approaches work, at least for the short term. Unfortunately, without proper long-term consequences, the geese will learn to ignore such threats. For that reason, threats must be introduced with timely consequences so that they form negative associations – one way of accomplishing this is by taking away their food supply.
About Flight Control Plus
On The Green, Inc uses Flight Control® Plus as part of our patented Goose Control program. Geese have become pests for homeowners all over the continent. They are such a nuisance because they cause extensive damage to lawns in addition to noise disturbance and massive volumes of droppings! Despite the ever-increasing demand for goose control strategies, they are federally protected animals. That is the number one reason why limited methods are available for controlling or deterring them from ruining your home’s lawn and landscape.
Geese see colors in ways that people can’t. That’s the basis of how Flight Control® Plus works. There is a visual warning provided by the light absorbed in the UV spectrum; although you won’t see it, the geese certainly can. The warning is paired with a digestive consequence or negative reinforcement. An irritant compound within the repellent makes the pesky goose sick when they eat the grass or turf. Canada geese tend to flock together when the entire flock feels compelled to feed on the treated spots. Soon enough, everyone learns to avoid the area and even flee once they can no longer comfortably feed.
On The Green, Inc. Lawn Care is Here for You!
On The Green, Inc. was established back in 1994. We started as a small business that served the area around us. We’ve expanded tremendously in the decades since, focusing on quality, customer service, and outstanding results. Incorporated in 1997, our brand has become renowned throughout the state of Maryland. Do you adore social media? Email us at [email protected], call us at 410-695-0444, and find us at our street address: 777 Annapolis Road, Gambrills, Maryland 21054. Grow with us on Facebook and Google!