Beach man and dogs relieve properties of pesky geese

Posted at 11:39 PM, May 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-29 23:39:41-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Virginia Beach sidewalks are covered in their droppings. Gaggles even block traffic crossing major roadways. Canada Geese seem to be everywhere in the Resort City.

"I don't know how many there were but it was several hundred,” says Tom Stevenson, who runs the Signature at West Neck Golf Course. “It just got to the point that we needed to do something."

Two years ago, Stevenson called Rick Ludwig. Ludwig runs Geese Relief LLC. He helps rid properties like hospitals, apartment complexes, golf courses and parks of the overpopulated birds.

Stevenson says he saw a drastic improvement after Ludwig’s first visit.

However, there would be no relief without his dogs.

"If geese recognize these Border Collies they're gone," Ludwig says.

Ludwig has two Border Collies. Their names are Jack and Rose.

"Well I call them Team Titanic," Ludwig says.