Seagulls are a nuisance to customers and pose a potential risk to businesses. Seagull droppings contain uric acid, which causes property damage and can potentially spread illness.
Furthermore, seagulls are aggressive and protective of their nests which often land on business roofs, posing an additional threat to humans. Luckily there are options when it comes to seagull control.
This article will explore how seagull control can help businesses prevent damages these birds may cause.
Business owners should consider the following methods of preventing seagull interference while also controlling the population of gulls around their premises:
1) Prevention by discouraging nesting near your property - this method is mainly based on making sure that there are no loose bricks or masonry so that nests cannot get attached to them. Seagulls will often make nests on roofs or in trash areas. Ensuring all areas around your property are clean and remain in good repair is always an important step in keeping seagulls away. Also, remove any possible nesting material such as twigs, straw, and grass.
Seagulls mate and lay eggs in the spring. They are social birds, so if you have one seagull nest, other seagulls will often build nests nearby, forming entire seagull colonies. Preventing these colonies from forming is thus essential for businesses in the proximity of seagull habitats.
2) Physical deterrents - these can be in the form of nets, wires, or spikes that will stop the birds from landing on specific areas. Stuffed owls, coyotes, or hawks can also help keep seagulls away as well as spinning propellers, reflective deterrents, or weathervanes.
There are products like visual deterrents available at your local hardware or retail store that you can set up yourself to deter minor seagull problems, but if you are experiencing a larger grouping of seagulls returning to your property day after day, it is more likely that a specialized solution will have to be employed. Bird control companies like AviAway can consult with you on your specific needs for seagull control and make recommendations based on years of experience in the field.
Some of the most common recommendations AviAway makes are seagull deterrent grid wire installation, bird netting, bird spikes, and tension wire landing deterrent.
In addition, be sure to remove the things that attract the seagulls in the first place. Water and food sources birds can rely on are the biggest reasons bird infestations begin. Keep garbage covered and pick up abandoned food on the ground. Don't give the gulls any reason to be attracted to your property in the first place.
Remember that seagulls are protected by law and harming them can result in criminal charges. The goal with seagull control and bird control, in general, is to keep them from nesting near your property and prevent them from landing and flying around your place of business, not to harm the birds.
Business owners should consider these methods of seagull control while also keeping in mind that their situation may be unique. Working with a seagull control company to find the best possible solution for your specific situation is essential.
If you have a bird problem, we can help. AviAway professionally installs bird control solutions for all bird species. We have 30+ years of experience in bird control and have performed work for companies like Amazon, Rite Aid, and the U.S. Postal Service. Click here or call 844-247-3373 to request a free bird control quote.
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