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How to deal with seagull
problems?
Whether you live in a coastal town or in an in-land urban area, seagulls
can be a big problem and if they start nesting on your property then it
can be pretty unpleasant to deal with.

Seagulls love towns and cities because there is always a ready supply of
food scraps to keep them happy. Unfortunately the problems they bring
with them include droppings, noise and aggressive behavior, especially
when they start nesting and protecting their young.
Once they start nesting it can be very difficult to get them to move on
because even if you remove the nest, they will quickly return and build
another one.

Potential Harm from Seagulls






Noise
Aggressive Behaviour
Guano Nesting
Vehicle or Building damage
Increased Maintenance & Cleaning Cost

However there are some practical things you can
do. These include:


Making sure that you dispose of
food scraps appropriately ensuring
the seagulls can’t access it.



Don’t put out your refuse collection
bags too far in advance of a
collection. Seagulls are well know
for tearing apart bin bags and
getting at the food scraps so give
them less opportunity to do this.



Use bird spikes or netting to stop them from landing and nesting.
Spikes can be used on window sills, roofs and chimney stacks and
netting can be used to cover the face of a building as well as the roof
to stop them from landing and roosting.



Try a post and wire system. These are made of nylon and wire
filaments and designed in a criss-cross pattern to cover flat roofs and
ridges.



Alternatively you could use an electrical charge system which gives
out a low electrical charge and causes the seagull to have a small
shock and fly away. No harm will come to any bird through one of
these systems or any of those outlined above.

Risks to Your Business
Financial loss – You can lose customers, who could be put off from
entering your business location due to the presence of these pest birds
Health hazard – Seagulls are known to spread disease, which could
impact your co-workers if the problem is left unresolved.
Cleaning Process – Cost for maintenance and cleaning could be very
high for a business to cover if there is a big problem with droppings on
your property.

Need help with a seagull problem?
It’s important to remember that seagulls are protected
under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 so under
no circumstance should you cause seagulls any harm.
However, we know that having a seagull problem is
something that can be a massive nuisance and there
are plenty of safe measures that can be taken to deal
with the problem.

If you’re experiencing seagull problems at your home then
please get in touch and we will be happy to advise you on the
best course of action.

For a FREE quotation (UK) call us on 0800 587 05 06
Login : www.europest.co.uk


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