Canadian Goose
(Branta canadensis)

Introduction

Not native to the UK, the Canada goose is very much part of the furniture. They can often be seen in our parks by ponds, lakes, canal

Description

Black neck with cheek patches, Brown and white body, up to 100 cm in length

Biology

Clutch of around 5 eggs
Live for around 5 years

Food

Canada geese feed on grass, insects, fish, will also eat grain when available. They will also skim the top of lakes, canal etc

Habitat

Can be found by river, waterways, such as small lakes ponds, canals, they will normally nest by water.

Reasons for control

Property damage:

Detecting an infestation

Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.

If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Know your options

Do It Yourself
Let us not play around, doing it yourself is not always easy. But it can be cost-effective even if you end up hiring someone else to complete the job. If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Pest Control Company
In truth, most pest companies give a good image of themselves and do a good job. Like any industry, you will get your good companies and not so good. Like any trade, we would suggest someone who comes recommended. Failing that, you can search through our directory to find a registered pest control company. These will be licenced pest controllers that go by a standard of guidelines. You can find their address here and much more at our website: http://baitpoint.co.uk

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