Geese Control 101: Ways to Prevent the Agricultural Destruction Caused by the Canada Goose

There has always been a measure of conflict between humankind and the rest of the natural world. We have competed and continue to compete over natural resources such as land, food and water. According to the website Worldometers.info, the global world population currently stands at around 7.5 billion people. As the number of people living in the world increases, so we need more land for urban development as well as for agricultural purposes. Ergo, the more space we take up, the less land there is for the natural flora and fauna. Therefore, they either die out or they adapt and learn to live amongst the human communities.

Extinction or Adaptation

As stated above, when animals, birds, insects, etc. are pushed out of their natural habitat, they either die out until they are extinct or modify their behaviour so that they can live in the urban settlement areas. A good example of this is the Canada Goose. It is endemic to the Northern parts of the USA, Canada, and the Arctic. In winter, the geese migrate south, sometimes as far as the south of France.

They are traditionally found in lakes, dams, ponds, marshes, and bogs. Additionally, they are herbivores, and their natural habitat includes large tracts of grassland. Finally, a breeding pair of Canada Geese needs about five acres of open water as well as grass to eat.

Preventing agricultural destruction

As these geese have successfully adapted to live and breed in urban areas, they have also developed a love for agricultural grain crops as well as grass that is grown for commercial purposes. Consequently, there is the potential for conflict between the farmers and the geese.

Can you imagine how much damage a flock of up to 100 geese can do to a field of wheat? Ergo, Thus, it stands to reason that the farmers need to prevent the geese from destroying their crops. Therefore, the question that begs is how do farmers stop large-scale crop losses without harming the birds?

The answer is fairly simple: Geese control!

Simply stated, this is a chemical repellent which is applied to grass or crops that let the geese that the grass (or agricultural crops) isn’t fit to eat, so they don’t consume it. Further good news is that it is a natural product which does not harm wildlife, vegetation, people and water. It only needs to be applied once annually because it is water and snow resistant; thus, making it a cost-effective, humane method of training geese that your land is not suitable for them to live on.

Final words

Because of the number of people that live in the world as well as the fact that we have to share the ever-decreasing natural resources with the fauna and flora, there is always going to be a struggle between man and wildlife for the rights to live on shared land. Therefore, we have to find ways to manage this conflict without harming either the fauna and flora or the people that live together.

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