Updated: Mar 1, 2020

In addition to Canada Geese, Wild Goose Chase (WGC) is experienced in addressing all types of pest bird problems, including: gulls, pigeons, sparrows, starlings, and turkey vultures. 

Did You Know?

WGC has a combined 60+ years of construction, 30+ years of bird biology, and 20+ years of structural bird work experience.Over 50% of structural property maintenance repair occurs between May and September.

Wild Goose Chase was founded in 1998 with a primary focus on Canada geese management. Over the years, their expertise has been recognized by commercial, retail, and industrial property managers in Chicagoland, Milwaukee, Iowa, Indiana, and North Carolina. 

However, WGC is not solely a goose control company--WGC is experienced working with clients around addressing all pest bird problems, particularly gulls, pigeons, sparrows, starlings, and turkey vultures. 

As properties have become highly concentrated in urban/ peri-urban environments pest bird problems have also become concentrated and amplified. Annually, pest birds cause $30-50 million in damages to properties, assets, roofs, and ventilation systems. Property managers are constantly balancing their property's structural needs with increasing building/ environmental regulations and constrained maintenance budgets. 

Combined, WGC has 60+ years of experience in trade industries such as construction, roofing, carpentry, and welding as well as specialized fields including 30+ years of bird biology experience. WGC creates integrated solutions customized to meet client's needs. Rather than solely selling bird exclusion products WGC partners with property/ building managers around creating solutions which meet their structural/ environmental needs. 

Leaders that Understand Property Managers

WGC has been an active member of the BOMA Suburban Chicago for 18 years, and has served in leadership roles within the organization for over 10 years. Sue Hagberg, President of WGC, currently serves on the Program Committee and served on the Board of Directors in 2015. In addition, Andy Murray, Business Development Manager, currently serves on the Board of Directors, Education Committee, and Developing Leaders at BOMA Suburban Chicago. Through active participation and leadership in this worthwhile network WGC has a thorough understanding of the challenges facing property/ building managers. 

With over 500 clients, ranging from golf courses to food-processing facilities, mixed-use housing to architectural heritage sites, airports to public parks, and much more - WGC is more than a Canada geese management company. With diverse and deep experience, WGC partners with property/ building managers around creating solutions which meet their structural/ environmental needs. Such commitment to the clients' needs has lead to a 90% or more renewal rate of pest bird management contracts for the past five years.

Contact us to learn more about our bird control services

Wild Goose Chase, Inc.


9955 S. Virginia Ave
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

(708) 529-3858 phone
(708) 907-3195 fax

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Migratory Bird Management

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21275 Gumina Rd.

Brookfield, WI 53072

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