Hazing is the term used for harassing the geese on land / water. Properly trained Border Collies can clear a facility in minutes. Border Collies possess all the attributes of a fox or coyote which are their main natural enemy. They will stare down the geese, creep/crawl towards them as if being hunted by wolves. To be successful with hazing, a facility must be covered a minimum of once every day 7 days a week. Our highly trained staff use remote control boats for water and special lazors for night work.
Water can be a difficult element to clear of geese for many reasons. The biggest issue is safety of the dogs. It is very time consuming and takes a lot of energy for a dog. So, instead, we use remote control boats. They are safe, fast, and accurate!
Bye Bye Birdie is a credited Goose Control and Goose Management Company to which Canadian Wildlife Services will grant relocation permits. Relocation is a viable option for short term success 1-3 years) with large populations, however this option must be considered as a last resort to an already existing goose control and goose management program.
This activity is done with Canada Wildlife Services participation and takes place generally in mid June when the birds are flightless and the gosling are old enough to travel.
The biggest challenge when orchestrating a relocation is in finding a willing recipient for these birds with-in a humane distance of delivery. These recipients must be approved by Canadian Wildlife Services.
Bye Bye Birdie will consider relocation if they feel there is a benefit to all. We are capable, appropriately staffed and equipped, have access to trailering and all other supplies to ensure a successful humane relocation service.
It is the responsibility of the hiring firm to find the "willing" recipient. Bye Bye Birdie can assist you in this process for an additional consulting fee.
Our methods and processes are successful in eradicating the residential geese from your facility by utilizing their natural molting cycle periods, usually resulting in a six week geese-free period.
The dogs are used to "haze" the geese and force them elsewhere prior to their molting season. During the two weeks it takes for the geese to lose their flight feathers, they are unable to fly back, giving you an extended period being goose free. This process requires our goose wranglers to attend twice a day for 8-14 days prior to the molting season.
If you have an existing town employed K-9 officer and a pound facility, it would be a simple process to include goose harassment on a daily basis by leasing a goose control canine (K-9) from Bye Bye Birdie Goose Control and Goose Management Services. This canine (K-9) would ride with the officer throughout the day during patrol hours performing regular daily sweeps of all your infested properties. This will soon lower your population and maintain a cleaner, healthier environment for your residents.
Your leased K-9 will be housed in the off-hours at your pound facility and available for extra-duty on weekends during peak seasons.
These K-9s return to our kennel for the off-months and continue with their training.