Beat Seagulls With Harmless Bird Control Solutions
Seagulls are at their noisiest and most aggressive during their nesting season in the summer months between April and August. While seagulls historically pose bird control problems in the coastal regions, more and more seagulls are now moving into built up areas to nest as food sources are more readily available.
Excessive noise, bird mess, bird fouling, damage to properties, swooping and insect infestations are the main reasons seagulls are considered to be a bird pest. While this behaviour can cause regular public nuisances, it is important to remember that bird control legislation makes it illegal to capture, injure or destroy any wild bird or interfere with its nest or eggs unless they are listed on the General Licence (for more inormation on General Licences, have a look at this Natural England link). Schedule II of the Wildlife & Coutnryside Act (1981) permits authorised persons to carry out a range of activities against birds classed as pests, this includes the Greater black-backed Gull and the Lesser black-backed Gull. With this in mind, the most humane way to manage a seagull problem is to sufficiently proof your building against the birds.
Here at Eco Environmental, we provide seagull deterrent systems which do not harm the birds. Once installed, our seagull deterrents will prevent the gulls from nesting on your building and so significantly reduce your on-going fouling cleaning and property maintenance costs. Our most popular solutions are anti bird nets, bird spikes and bird wire systems but we have a number of other seagull proofing systems available. Removing seagull eggs and nests from roofs prevents successful egg rearing and is a legal way of bird control.