• Humane Solutions for Conflicts Between Birds and People

    Humane Solutions for Conflicts Between
    Birds and People

Expert Bird Control Service

Biologist-managed techniques for solving nuisance bird problems

How Conscientious Bird Control Works

Step 1

Site Evaluation

Site Evaluation

Identification of problem areas, nuisance birds and best methods as determined by staff biologists

Step 2

Licensing Permitting

Licensing & Permitting

Government permitting and reporting managed by our staff of licensed employees and bird experts

Step 3

Bird Prevention

Bird Prevention & Exclusion

Implementation of structural enhancements, technology and tools, customized by species and location

Step 4

Bird Population

Bird Population Control

Border collies, egg depredation and nest management techniques for humane and effective solutions

Nuisance Birds We Manage

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Annually, Harvest Select Catfish experiences a minimum of $750,000 worth of damages to its fish from pest birds. “Since implementing the automated laser, we have seen an 80-90% reduction in the number of birds so far this year compared to this time last year. I’ve been impressed so far with the results.”

Fish Farm Manager


“Thank you for doing such great work all of these years and being totally responsive to our needs. It has been an easy ride, and you’ve made it easy!”

Head of Natural Resources for Outdoor Garden & Museum


“We’ve proudly been using Wild Goose Chase at our airport since 1999! Sue and the team do an outstanding job with wildlife mitigation on our airport that has helped us in more ways than we can count. Innovation is another extremely favorable attribute that WGC has. We were the first Airport in the United States to use canines for geese control and now one of the first handful of airports to use laser technology as well. Very professional and compassionate staff that honestly cares about our clients. Their work, dedication, and passion for their mission is what make them an industry leader, not a follower.”

Chicago Executive Airport - PWK


“Wild Goose Chase took over all goose management services at our golf course in the spring of 2018 after our past provider notified us they could no longer service our property. We were impressed with how quickly Ali Phillips and her team were able to respond, provide proposals and begin servicing within such a short period of time. Their services were highly effective and we look forward to continuing to work with them for all of our goose management needs.”

Golf Course Superintendent


“We recently invited Wild Goose Chase back to service our two, park district golf courses this last spring. They had serviced us in the past and picked up exactly where they left off and they did not skip a beat. Their daily service helped to keep our courses clear of geese and the messes they leave behind. We will recommend their company to any golf courses dealing with goose issues.”

Park District Golf Course


“Wild Goose Chase has been a valued partner for 18 years and I highly recommend their services. Their customized management plans have allowed us to stay within budget while effectively managing nuisance geese activity on our entire 500-acre estate. WGC’s responsiveness to our requests is exemplary, and they are scrupulous about tracking data to illustrate the progress we have made from year to year. If your property is being overrun by nuisance geese, the highly trained professionals at Wild Goose Chase will work tirelessly to make your goose problems a thing of the past.”

Public Estate & Museum Director


“Please let your team know that we are grateful for their service! We have seen a HUGE improvement with less geese onsite since before they started working on our property!”

HOA Property Manager


“Wild Goose Chase has made a significant impact on managing the goose problems at our property for more than 10 years of service. We like their proactive plans and they always respond quickly when we need them for something special. We also appreciate how professional they are when working on our grounds!”

Professional Athletic Field Manager


“We must be at nearly 70 pigeons removed, amazing!  I just walked back and forth out front and did not see a single pigeon.”

Chief Engineer of City Building

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“Wild Goose Chase has been a great success with our geese control. Our garden has grown to a considerable height (with a lot of hand watering) and the geese don’t seem to give it a second look.”

Downtown Services Manager

Wild Goose Chase's 2023 Impact


Geese Managed


Gulls Managed


Lasers Deployed


Customers Served


Species of Birds We Work With


States Worked In

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Agriculture & Farms

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Food Processing

Food Processing

Condo & Apartment Buildings

Condo & Apartment Buildings


About Us

Wild Goose Chase, Inc (WGC) was founded in 1998 by Susan Hagberg, who was managing commercial landscaping accounts in the Chicagoland’s commercial real estate market. During this time, Sue began to realize that there was a real need for Canada goose control services. As there were no options available locally for her landscape clients Sue took the initiative to research how to best manage Canada geese in an urban environment. Then, she implemented a business model that focused on providing safe and humane Canada goose control with the use of trained border collies to harass geese off properties. CLICK HERE to learn more