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About gulls and Seagull proofing

Some people love seagulls, others hate them; but one thing is for sure seagulls are an important part of our ecology. Below we have set out some of the behaviour traits that often cause seagulls to be seen as pests.

• There are two main types of gull that we get contacted about: The Herring Gull (Larus Argentatus) and the lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus Fuscus). When we receive an enquiry from the public on how to “get rid of gulls” it’s usually these two species that are involved.

• The numbers of Herring Gull and lesser Black-backed Gull have significantly increased in recent times; with many of them moving further and further inland.

• Seagulls will roost on the highest points of a roof; usually the ridge, chimneys or along the highest flat roof or parapet wall. If you prevent seagulls from landing on these areas they will often abandon the property completely.

• 90% of all the contacts we recieve are from people with seagulls on their rooftops who are fed up with the raucous cries, screeching and the damage caused by their activities.

• Gulls are at their noisiest during the nesting season (April – July) - the eggs are usually laid in April or May. The young gulls will hatch approximately 4 weeks later and finally leave the nest after another 5-6 weeks.

• Many of the enquiries we receive are from people who want to “get rid of gulls” and want to know if there is such a thing as a “seagull scarer”. The answer to this is NO; there are some plastic products on the market, such as life size owls, but in our experience the seagulls soon learn that they are no threat.

• The best method of preventing seagulls on your rooftop is seagull proofing. This simply means making physical changes to the surfaces so the seagulls no longer want to roost there. This type of seagull proofing is called roost modification. All our products are roost modification devices; they are the tried and tested best selling sea gull deterrents in the United Kingdom.

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