Seagulls may not seem to be a problem, until they are gathering in large numbers, or frequently, on the roof of your home or business premises. Many people who contact us about a gull problem are tired of the noise, they are not the most musical of birds, and the mess and damage left behind by their activities.
Infestations of gulls are becoming more common and we are getting more and more calls about them because, not only are they increasing in numbers, but they are also moving further inland. Gulls are not only a problem in seaside towns.
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).
Seagulls will roost on the highest points of a roof; usually the ridge, chimneys or along the highest flat roof or parapet wall.
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.
How do you get rid of seagulls?
The main way to ensure that seagulls don’t settle on your property is to install bird prevention systems, such as netting or spikes. Once the seagulls are unable to land they will likely find another property to call home.
If you are tired of the mess, destruction, and noise of the seagulls that have made your business premises or home their resting place, contact the team at Balcombe Pest Control today on 01444 811 916. We can come out and review the situation and offer your advice and options on the best prevention methods to install.