“Each summer, geese go through a molting process during which they lose their flight feathers and grow new ones,” said Wildlife Resource Division (WRD) State Waterfowl Biologist Greg Balkcom in a released statement. “During the molt, there is a period of a few weeks in late June and early July when geese can’t fly. It is typically during this time that landowners and homeowners often get irritated with the amount of goose feces and feathers left behind.”
According to officials, most geese can be scared away by harassment techniques including chemical repellents, mylar balloons, wire/string barriers, and noise makers. If that does not work, relocation or lethal methods may be used with proper permitting from the WRD Game Management office.
For additional information, visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division on the web.