CEDAR RAPIDS — The latest strategy in the perennial battle with geese in Cedar Rapids is corn oil, and it’s being rolled out for the first time this spring. Brent Neighbor, a Cedar Rapids parks maintenance supervisor, has been out three times so far this year, with support from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, to locate nesting sites and coat recently laid goose eggs with corn oil.

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    The oil blocks the pores on the eggshell and the egg becomes unviable. Nest removal with eggs present is an effective way to reduce goose reproduction and reduce the local goose population in the long-term. If the goose can be seen on the nest, remove the nest after she has been sitting on her eggs for 14 days.
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