Goose Control Berkshire & Hampshire

DKG Pest Control will control the Canada goose only, the geese MUST be causing damage or lose to your land or crops. The Canada goose can cause a massive amount of damage to grazing fields, crops etc. DKG Pest Control will discover the feeding times of the geese on your property and then dispatch the pest geese on their flight onto your property or the geese numbers can be kept under control over a lake or pond (if present). DKG Pest Control are fully insured, licenced and trained, we guarantee you will see a large reduction in geese numbers. 

We are not a large franchise company! We are just a small family run company with 3 staff members! If the calls we receive are out of our area we have a handful of trusted companies we pass work onto for no financial gain! 

For more information about are goose control service or
to book a free site survey please call on:
Wokingham, Winnersh, Reading
(01189) 680841
Farnborough, Yatley, Sandhurst, Camberley
(01252) 560450

Shepperton, Esher, Walton 0n Thames
01932 300177

 

Why choose DKG Pest Control?

Canada goose Control from £100.

Small family run company that’s fully insured, licenced & trained.

Both Dean and Robin have section 1 & 2 firearms license.

Members of the directory of excellence, countryside alliance & Ukpestcontrollers.org

Fast reliable service, we arrive when we say we will!

No vat to pay on our prices.

Canada Goose Information

(Branta Canadensis)

Appearance:
A Canada Goose has very distinctive features, they have a black head and neck, thin white chin strap that goes from check to check. Pale or white breast and side with a brown/buff wings and back, they are much lighter on the underside. Male and female geese both look the same. An adult goose can reach a body size of 45in with a wingspan reaching 5.6ft.The adult goose can weigh up to 9kg and are known to live up to 24years.

Distribution:
The Canada Goose is native to North America and breeds in Canada and Northern States. However the goose was introduce into Britain in the late 17th centre. Canada Geese have since breed in this country and establish populations.

Habitat:
Geese usually nest in an elevated area near streams, ponds, lakes and other sources of water.

Habits and Biology:
The Canada Geese are migratory birds the season runs October through to March, the calls overhead from large groups of Canada Geese flying in the symbolic V -shaped formation signal the transitions into spring and autumn. In some areas these routes have had to change due to change in habitat or food sources. Migratory geese have a flight range that can be 2-3 thousand miles, some geese have known to become residence if the food and water supplies is sustainable through winter months in their current habitat.

The Diet of A Canada Goose:
Canada geese are primarily herbivores but will occasionally eat small insects and fish. Their diet mainly consist of various grasses and grains such as wheat, beans, corn and rice. One Canada goose will eat more than 5 lbs of grass a day, and produce about 2 lbs. of waste. When in water a Canada goose will feed on the silt on the bottom and on aquatic plants such as seaweed.

Breeding:
The goose mating season is from February to early April, geese will mate for life, and only find a new mate if the other is killed. Geese will start nesting mid-March to May the average number of eggs a goose will lay is 4 – 6. The incubation period for geese is 28 – 30 days.
Goslings will be able to fly at 2 -3 months and during this maturing period the adult geese will not leave the area. Geese are very protective of their young and are known to attack humans during this time.

The images below show the pest species and methods of control use by

DKG Pest Control to control the Canada Goose.

This is a group of Canada Geese feeding. Geese also defecate while eating and this is the most common problem caused by geese on a golf course. Another problem with geese on fields is the volume of grass they eat, causing bald patches and killing the grass.

Canada Goose grazing will eat 1-5lbs of grass per day and produce 1-2lbs of waste. Three geese can eat as much in a day as a sheep & 9 geese can eat as much as a cow in a day! This is why goose control is very important on farms!

This picture shows Canada Geese in their flying V – formation, they fly in this way to allow them to cover greater distances. A study has shown that geese flying this formation reduces the air drag that each bird experiences in flight in comparison to a bird that flies alone.

Goose control requires by law DKG Pest Control only use nontoxic shotgun cartridges to control geese. However when using a single projectile i.e. a rife then lead ammunition is allowed!

This is Storm retrieving a goose from a flooded crop field.

This is a picture of our working dogs (Wren, Storm and Gunner). They are used to retrieve geese and other pest species from thick cover or water.

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