Geese can cause severe damage at publc parks, golf courses and landscaped gardents by constant roosting and feeding on grass, land and water plants all year round. Geese are very protective of their nest and young, they can become quite aggressive especially when it twos and have been known to cause injury to children and pets.
If geese have roosted near crops then they also cause great damage to these from trampling and feeding. Canada Geese can be a problem when near airports as they create dangerous takeoff and landing conditions.
The Canada Goose can produce droppings every 5 or 6 minutes when feeding. Their droppings contain harmful bacteria as well as being unattractive. Droppings on paths makes walk-ways slippery whichcan lead to injury. They also endanger other wildlife by trampling or grazing on nesting sites of other birds.
Canada Geese produce four to five young per year and do not have many predators, so the number of geese in populated areas can grow rapidly. As the population of the Canada Goose in the UK increases the greater the need becomes to control them effectively, so as to help prevent significant problems.