Herring gulls are large, noisy birds found throughout the year around our coasts and inland around rubbish tips, fields, large reservoirs and lakes, cities and towns. Many people who have gulls on their property find they cause a nuisance through noise, mess and damage to property. Birds can dive and swoop on people and pets causing great consternation and fear. Their nests have been known to block gas flues, valley gutters and drains causing considerable water damage to the fabric of buildings. Their droppings are smelly and corrosive. Control is achieved by fitting spikes and nets and lifting nests and eggs.
Best Methods for Controlling your Pest
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- Gull control is almost invariably a task for specialist bird control companies.
- See the section on 'How to prevent entry' for ideas on how you might be able to contribute to reducing the gull problem in your town.
The proofing of buildings and the control of gulls is a job for specialist bird control companies. You will find a list of local companies in the Yellow Pages.