Why it’s Important to Clean Up Goose Poop
Goose poop presents a variety of public health hazards, so you have to be careful when you’re cleaning it up. That also means you can’t just leave it to sit there. There are several issues that come along if you don’t clean up the goose poop and instead, just let it sit there.
People can contract parasites and bacteria that live inside the geese’s fecal matter. People who come into contact with goose poop can become infected with several different gastrointestinal issues, depending on what bacteria they came into contact with. The symptoms of these parasites and bacteria include diarrhea, gastrointestinal infections, vomiting, and severe abdominal pain. In those who have compromised immune systems, these diseases can be fatal. Viruses and fungi have also been found in goose fecal matter, including the viruses that cause avian flu and encephalitic diseases.
Now, of course, how can you contract these if you never even see the poop or come into contact with it? Geese are usually found around water, and that water usually ends up in the water supply that you drink from. That means that most of these problems only exist because the organisms in the goose poop ended up in the water.
That means that it’s even more important for us to make sure that goose poop is cleaned up properly and safely. The instructions listed above can help you to do your part in cleaning up goose poop and keeping yourself and those around you safe.