Seagull Control

Experts In Seagull Control In London

Seagulls (Laridae) used to be more associated with coastal areas, however they are now commonly found throughout the United Kingdom especially in cities like London. Seagulls are large birds that can range up to 68 cm from bill to tail with a whopping wingspan of up to 85 cm. Only three species are classed as pests namely: Herring Gulls, Lesser Black- Backed Gulls and Greater Black- Backed Gulls.

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Why Seagulls Are Increasingly Becoming A City Pest

As growing numbers of these pest species are moving into built-up areas, attracted by the plentiful food on supply. With a life expectancy of up to 20 years, they have become a massive pest problem – and not just in seaside towns.
Seagulls are noisy; their droppings are prolific and they are extremely aggressive, renowned for dive bombing and attacking people. For the maintenance staff of a building carrying out work on the roof for example they can even endanger life. There have been many stories in the media in recent months of seagulls randomly attacking adults and children as they go about their daily tasks.
Gulls are often found in large flocks and often roost on reservoirs; flooded gravel pits and refuse tips (especially in the winter). Herring and Lesser Black-backed gulls nesting sites are more frequently found on buildings, private houses, hotels and large warehouses.

Why You Need To Protect Your Building From Seagull Nests

Seagulls cause considerable damage to properties. They vigorously pick at roofs so that they can use the roofing materials to furnish their nests. They block gutters whilst carrying nesting material from one location to another. Their nests harbour mites and insects, creating a whole new pest problem.
Gulls are also a very noisy pest, often early in the mornings; especially during the breeding season. Gulls are also known to threaten or attack people especially if they have dependant young.

Heavy fouling is often found on buildings where gulls are roosting and due to the acidic nature it can be problematic when they land on people, cars and buildings.

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Hawkeye Seagull Control Services

Hawkeye Bird specialists will consider a range of preventative treatments including netting, spikes, electronic deterrents, Hawking and sprung bird wire systems. Our recommendations will take into consideration the aesthetics of your building and its purpose plus the extent of the seagull problem and whether the seagulls are nesting (Nesting Seagulls are protected by law. This means that preventative regimes sometimes have to be introduced over a period of months)

Does your business or home have a bird infestation problem? Hawkeye Bird Control can help with all your bird control needs. Contact us today through the contact form or just give us a call today on 0208 103 3815!

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