|Canada Geese Removal in New Jersey
|Canada Geese have become quite a nuisance throughout the state of New Jersey. It's obvious that their
numbers are abundant; they're everywhere, on beaches, in parks, athletic fields, parking lots, lakes, etc.
Their droppings contain nitrogen, which may contribute to high algae blooms in otherwise enjoyable lakes
and ponds. The bacteria and viruses found in goose droppings are sometimes responsible for beach closures.
In addition to the human and environmental health concerns, Canada geese can become very aggressive when
protecting their nests, and may attack people or pets even when unprovoked.
Large numbers of Canada geese in New Jersey can render an otherwise beautiful landscape useless. Their
destruction from overgrazing, trampling grass, and defecation in areas used by people is repulsive.
It is important to remember; the Canada Goose simply makes the best of the situations it encounters, and
people often create the perfect environments for a suitable habitat for them.
Man-made bodies of water, gently sloping land covered by short grass, and lush, fertilized lawns and athletic
fields make for a perfect habitat.
How we can help
The New Jersey State Certified Animal Control Officers at Garden State Wildlife and Animal Control will
craft a control plan best suited to the property. We've been trained through a program by
wildlife biologists in coordination with the University of Nebraska-Lincloln and the
National Wildlife Control Operators Association on the proper handling, ethical treatment, and legal aspects
of Canada Goose management in the United States and New Jersey.
The United States Fish & Wildlife Service has a permitting process Canada Goose management which can
seem complicated. Garden State Wildlife Control will assist any businesses or homeowners in the
application process for Canada Goose management in New Jersey.
Garden State Wildlife and Animal Control does not euthanize Canada Geese. We have a number of methods
in our "toolbox" which, depending on the time of year, we can use to control the increase in their numbers,
encourage them to leave, and discourage them from returning. Consulting with the NJ Fish and Wildlife
biologists, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Wildlife Services; Garden State Wildlife Control
will also translocate flocks of geese to another area upon approval of the respective agency.