Increased complaints about pesky Canada geese

Canada Geese. (Photo/provided)
Canada Geese. (Photo/provided)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Ohio Division of Wildlife says it is receiving a growing number of complaints about Canada geese.

ODW says the population of the birds in Ohio is now 130,000. That figure is double what it was 20 years ago and is expected to continue to grow.

Wildlife experts say an abundance of water and grass keeps the geese flourishing. They also have few natural predators.

The state logged 2,000 complaints in the last two years. It got only 100 in 1990.

The biggest complaint is the droppings left behind on sidewalks, grass and landscaping. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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