GeesePeace

St. Louis

GeesePeace St. Louis

PO Box 6246

Chesterfield, MO 63006-6246

314-567-2081



Some Questions You May Have


Q: What are Canada geese doing in Missouri?

A: The name “Canada geese” is misleading.  Not all Canada geese are actually from Canada!  Canada geese who  nest in Missouri during the spring are native to this area.  They are descendants of geese who lived in the Midwest for thousands of years.


Q: Help! I have a pair of Canada geese nesting near a

door at work!  A goose chases anyone who comes near

the door.  What is going on?  What can I do?

A: Spring is the Canada goose nesting season. Sometimes a

pair of Canada geese will nest in an area that may create a

problem. For example, a pair may nest in a planter box  or a

mulch pile near near an entrance. The pair will patrol the area

where they intend to place a nest. After the mother goose has

laid all of her eggs, she will sit on the eggs (incubation) for

approximately a month. During that time, the father goose will instinctively guard the area.


GeesePeace recommends that the property owner contact one of the following companies to remove the nest and encourage the geese to move elsewhere.  These companies follow protocol approved by the Humane Society of the United States and will obtain the required US Fish and Wildlife registration for your site.  Canada geese, their nests, and eggs are protected under Federal Law and should not be touched without this registration.


These companies are approved by GeesePeace St. Louis. They use a humane protocol in the treatment of the geese. 


Humane Goose Control   314-302-8779

 

Another Wild Goose Chase   636-219-1998


Gateway Goose Control   314-608-1228


If possible, try to avoid coming near the nest or use an alternative entrance.  If unavoidable, use an open umbrella or trash can lid as a shield between you and the protective goose.










 




Q: I see an injured goose.  Who should I call?

A: Please call


Wildlife Rescue Center of MO   636-394-1880

or

Bi-State Wildlife Hotline   636-492-1610, Toll Free 1-855-WILD-HELP  (1-855-945-3435)


Q: Our homeowners association / business facility would like to humanely control the number of geese

on our property.  What can we do?

A: Please leave your name, telephone number with area code, and a message on our voicemail (314-567-2081) with your concern.  A GeesePeace volunteer will return your call and explain options, such as humane egg addling or wooden egg replacement, to manage the population.  GeesePeace

can provide training for you or refer you to companies that will offer that service for a fee. 

Hello!  Thank you for visiting our website. GeesePeace is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer nonprofit organization.  We work in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Humane Society, and the Wildlife Rescue Center.