Bird Control, Geese Removal & Pigeon Deterrent News

How Does Weather Affect Bird Migration?

September 20, 2022
Birds are incredibly tough and versatile creatures. Their ability to fly thousands of miles in a few short weeks is nothing less than incredible. The flight paths and migration patterns of birds not only impact the ecosystems of the environments they inhabit, but it also impacts their interaction within urban... Read More

Window Collisions: Why Fall is the Worst Time for Birds

September 8, 2022
A Swainson’s thrush lies amid fall leaves after a window collision. Window collisions are a leading cause of bird deaths with an estimated one BILLION birds dying every year. The majority of these deaths occur in the fall, during the annual migration south to wintering grounds. What makes windows so... Read More

How Wildfires Impact Birds & Bird Habitat

August 23, 2022
It’s no secret that wildfires are becoming more severe in the United States. While most fires occur in the western half of the U.S., our service area is still affected. These fires can cover huge expanses of habitat, taking down trees and grasses and killing insects and other animals. How... Read More

Effective Bird Deterrence Strategies for Viticulture

August 9, 2022
Dealing with pests is an ongoing challenge when it comes to managing a vineyard. From planting through harvesting, your hard work is at risk of becoming some other creature’s buffet. Birds are among the most voracious of pests, especially during the onset of ripening, known in the industry as the... Read More

Keeping Your Bird Deterrents in Good Shape Season after Season

July 26, 2022
Your investment in bird deterrent devices and structures is an investment in the health, safety and appearance of your building. It’s important to make sure you also invest a little time in keeping them in good condition. Many factors, including weather and the persistent efforts of the bird population to... Read More

Summer Fun

July 20, 2022
At Wild Goose Chase, we have fun in the off season! This past June, Shayna Taylor, WGC manager and handler, spent a week at Camp Dogwood with her work dog Penny. Shayna describes that, “Experiencing a summer camp environment with my dog was an incredible bonding experience! We did a... Read More

Summertime Goose Control Starts in the Grass

July 13, 2022
In the summer, Canada geese begin their molt phase and are increasingly seen in grassy areas. The molt phase is when the birds lose their flight feathers and need to grow new ones. The molting season is nature’s way of forcing the geese to stay put and wait for goslings... Read More

Watch Out for these Beautiful but Aggressive Birds

June 28, 2022
The red-winged blackbird is well known for its characteristic song, beautiful plumage –  and the aggressive nature displayed during nesting season. These birds will attack anything that comes close to their nests, regardless of size or actual danger. You have likely witnessed the male members of this species flitting about... Read More

Reliable Steps for Reducing Summertime Bird-Caused Water Contamination

June 21, 2022
When summertime hits, people across Chicagoland “flock” to beaches and parks to enjoy the sun and cool off in the water. Unfortunately, many beaches across the Midwest are closed due to contaminated water and park ponds everywhere are obscured by algae. Two key contributors to this not-so-great water quality are... Read More