Goose Control for Hospitals and Medical Facilities
You’ve worked hard to create a beautiful medical facility, whether it is a hospital, urgent care, rehabilitation center, doctor’s office, research campus, or many of the other facilities in the Columbus, Ohio area. With this beauty comes regular maintenance. Not only do you need to keep up with the landscape design, parking areas and exterior surfaces, but you may find yourself dealing with unwanted feathered guests as well. Canada Geese (not “Canadian”), while majestic and beautiful, can be a nuisance when they take up residence at your hospital or medical facility. Geese can cause much damage to your property. Whether it is leaving droppings that contain e-coli bacteria, eating all the grass that you work so hard to maintain, or harassing people on your property, they can be a pain to you and those who work and visit the facility. At Go Geese Go, we don’t rest until your unwanted residents find another place to call home. Contact us today to find out how we are the most effective and humane form of geese control.
Why are geese nesting and living by the hospitals and medical facilities?
You may think of geese as wildlife, but in many cases, they prefer urban areas. There are several reasons why geese nest near hospitals and medical facilities in the Columbus, Ohio area. Canada Geese are grazers and prefer to make their nest in urban areas away from predators and take advantage of luscious lawn grass. (They prefer to nest near bodies of water, including against buildings, parking islands and rooftops). If you have a small pond or lake on or near your property, you will have a higher chance of a geese problem. Geese are also fiercely protective creatures, so they tend to build nests where they can have a clear viewpoint of any potential predatory threats.
Geese sanitary concerns
Beyond being a nuisance, having a geese problem also comes with major sanitary issues. Canada Geese can carry three main diseases:
These can be chlamydiosis, e-coli, listeria, pasteurella multocida and salmonella. These birds can shed this bacteria through feces, nasal discharge and biting. E-coli is correlated to temperature, so this becomes more prevalent during the warmer months.
The three types of parasites that geese can carry are cryptosporidium, giardia and toxoplasmosis. The primary means of infection is through contaminated water or eating a goose that is under-cooked.
Canada Geese belong to the group of birds that can contract avian flu, also known as foul plague. H5N1 is a type of influenza that causes severe respiratory disease in birds.
We must remember how important geese control can be. Most people think of geese as just an annoyance, but if they carry any of these diseases, they pose a serious health risk. If you have geese on your property and want to avoid these potential diseases, the best strategy is to avoid feces, clean your shoes, and hire a geese control team.
Goose Control at Medical Facilities
We go to great lengths to ensure that no geese are harmed in any way. We use highly trained working dogs for geese removal and visit your property twice a day during the warm months. With our methods, the geese will fear the dogs as predators and simply choose to move to a different location and hopefully not return. All of our methods are safe to the birds. While others claim that loud noisemakers or “goose spray” work, our methods work every single time. We don’t rest until we get rid of your geese problem.
We were founded in 2000 with one goal in mind: to make your property as goose-free as possible with the best methods in the business. Geese are not only a nuisance but can also pose health risks when present. The importance of evicting them from your hospital or medical facility cannot be understated. We combine our years of experience and our working dogs to deliver on our promises. If you are looking for the most humane and effective way to get rid of geese in the Columbus, Ohio area then call us at (614) 841-GONE or contact us today.
Did You Know?
A single goose poops up to 3lbs. per day, every day. Multiply that by the amount of geese flocking your property, and the number of geese droppings are staggering. Goose poop is a danger to pets and humans as it contains E. coli, it can cause slips and falls, and other potential liabilities to the property owner.
Did You Know?
Full grown Canada Geese measure between 30 to 45 inches in length and have a
wingspan between 50-75 inches and weigh over 20 pounds.
Did You Know?
Female geese have a lower voice than the males.
Did You Know?
Canada geese live up to 25 years and return to the same nesting site 8-12 years.