As the title of this post may suggest, I can assure you that geese don’t care about COVID-19. They haven’t stopped to think about how their presence may be an additional burden on already overwhelmed employees and businesses. They don’t realize how rude it is to leave droppings for essential healthcare workers to step in on their way home from a 24-hour shift. And they certainly won’t be practicing family planning in response to the current pandemic; for geese, it’s all about protecting their nests by force and rearing up a bunch of healthy little goslings.
That’s all great for the geese. I’m genuinely happy for them – and, if I’m being honest, I might be a little jealous. The blissful existence of a Canada goose during the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s a level of inner peace I wish we could all attain right now. Unfortunately, we’re dealing with unprecedented issues in our communities, so it may take some time for us humans to match the Canada goose’s carefree spirit. But don’t misunderstand me; that doesn’t mean we have to tolerate the geese flaunting their contentedness right in front of our eyes.
Canada Geese Target Good Landscaping
While I’m happy for the thriving geese, I have to feel for the essential workers who are already dealing with so much and now have to worry about the large, prehistoric-looking birds on their company property. On top of the pressures of COVID-19, they will be dealing with the effects of Goose Season 2020. Nesting season has begun, and geese are particularly aggressive while they’re incubating their eggs. No one who’s going in to work every day to perform an essential duty should have to fight off angry Canada geese in the parking lot.
As if the aggression wasn’t bad enough, companies concerned about a potential recession will have to deal with thousands of dollars of landscaping damage due to the geese. I’m going to be honest with you about something: these birds are eating your grass on purpose. You know the sod your landscaping company just laid in front of your new office building? The goose droppings and dead patches are no coincidence. That sod is an absolute goose magnet, and they don’t hesitate to tell their friends about it. For some reason, they also love to specifically hang out and defecate on your walkways and parking lots. Even with several years of experience under our belts at Driven Wild Goose Control, we haven’t demystified that strange preference.
Geese Might Not Be Doing This Maliciously (Debatable)
It’s understandably frustrating to have to deal with the effects of a large goose population on your property, especially when you have serious concerns about the health and well-being of your employees, clients, company, and loved ones at home. I just think we need to consider the possibility that, due to their alarmingly small brains, the geese may not be aware of how stressed we all are lately. They’re just going about their business and following the plan nature has laid out for them. And when you think about it, there may be something uniquely comforting about that process amid these often-chaotic times.
While the distant presence of Canada geese may be calming, there’s nothing peaceful about having them on your property when your company has much more important pandemic-related priorities . That’s where our Minnesota goose removal process comes in.
Cut Yourself Some Slack By Getting Rid of Geese
I understand how much space this unpredictable and downright scary pandemic is taking up in all our minds. I also know that companies have a lot on their plates right now, so you might not have even considered how negatively Canada geese can affect your employees, clients, and property this summer. I just want to offer a friendly reminder that springtime is the best time of year to begin preventative measures and keep geese away. Don’t wait until you see gaggles of geese munching on your grass. By then, their goslings may have hatched, and you’ll just have a bigger problem to solve. Instead, use Driven Wild’s goose control services to send the geese off to a new home where they’ll be out of the path of busy humans. Then you can continue to focus on what matters to your business: your team members and your mission.