Posted: Jul 10, 2014 5:43 PM by Jessica LeBlanc
Updated: Jul 10, 2014 5:52 PM
CENTRAL - People in Central and Baker are fighting a loud, smelly tourist: Canada geese.
People who live in Central and Baker told News 2 that the birds are not only pesky, they're actually starting to cost them money.
Charles McIntyre lives in front of a lake and says the birds defecate in his yard and then move onto the lake.
"It's just bad. We have to hire a guy to come out here and spray the lake all the time," said McIntyre.
Hilton Cole, the director at Animal Control and Rescue Center, said there are things that can be done to discourage the animals, such as using chemically-treated feed or loud noises to encourage the geese to move on without harming them. He said it's a difficult process that not everyone chooses to go through.
"Once they have the options, they can then either hire somebody, or they can just live with the problem," he said.
If you are having problems with Canada Geese, contact Animal Control and Rescue Center of Baton Rouge at (225) 774-7700 or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.