So whats a few birds here or there? How you can tell when a flock of Gulls becomes a problem
Unlike many other pest bird species, Gulls introduce professional pest controller with two very different and severe challenges. Firstly, gulls do not settle in a single centre of activity, are highly adaptable and are often making a round trip of 100km in search of food in a matter of hours. Secondly, they are considerably more intelligent than most pest birds and despite the best efforts of some professionals to prevent or remove them, colonies have continued to expand.
Our local technicians are experienced in providing a range of bird-proofing solutions to combat gull infestations in homes and businesses. Using certified Pest Control methods we can treat high-density Gull populations quickly and effectively starting with a FREE Prokill Pest Control Audit.
Several recent studies have shown that gulls carry disease organisms which cause food poisoning in humans and spread them in the environment. Organisms such as Salmonella spp, , vibrio cholerae spp, listeria spp, Escherichia coli are routinely carried by Gulls and distributed by way of their faeces. In 2003 an E-Coli outbreak caused the death of 20 elderly people in Scotland and the situation was caused by gulls contaminating water sources with both Salmonella spp. and E-Coli 0157.
Will hide in small spaces of tall buildings and flat roofs
Will use balconies, ledges, chimneys and other similar areas are favorites for these birds
Flock together on flat surfaces and roofs
Any gap larger than 25mm is an access point for them – Watch out for these.
Seen these signs? Contact your local Prokill expert onlineor call 0800 328 9354.
Gulls (Family Laridae)
Almost every town in the UK and Ireland now has a growing population of roof-nesting Gulls and national papers state that “Gulls may become a greater pest than rats”. Our not so friendly Seagulls regularly feature in the press and stories of gulls terrorising workers on roofs and even striking bystanders on the street, are a regular occurrence – not just in coastal towns. Large Gulls are also regularly reported stealing food from the hands of tourists or protecting their young in an aggressive manner.
This aggressive behaviour, especially during summer time: July and August is now widely publicised, and their nesting and breeding habits can cause severe problems on buildings for all sectors of the community, due to extreme noise, especially during courtship and chick rearing, and blocking down-pipes and gutters with their alarmingly large amounts of excrement.
Get Rid of Gulls
If your struggling with a persistent Gull infestation at your home or business, contact Prokill for a professional solution.
Local Bird Control near your Home
When considering the health implications of a Bird infestation on your property, proactive bird-proofing is the best way to protect your home and family. Contact the experts in local residential pest control in your area and book your FREE Pest Control Audit.
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Comprehensive Bird Control for Businesses
Prokill Technicians have extensive experience in treating gull infestations across the nation. Using a verity of methods including protective netting and preventative bird spike systems, our local teams can provide your business with the appropriate bird-proofing solution.
“Justin and team from Prokill offer an outstanding service and, more importantly I now have peace of mind the job will be done safely & properly.”
Stephen Sheehan, Safety, Health & Environmental Co-ordinator
How can you prevent a flock of Gulls making themselves at home on your property?
As scavengers Gulls, will feed on nearly anything so minimising food sources is key.
Tidy inside the house and around the garden and ensure food scraps are not left out.
Put outdoor rubbish bags in metal bins with securely fitted lids to stop them feeding from contents.
Clean up pet food and bird seed debris, and store pet food in robust containers with fitted lids.
Prevent them from building nests by minimising the available materials for them to use.
Your local Prokill Professional will provide you with advice like this and more in your FREE Prokill Pest Audit, as well as creating a comprehensive control plan that is specific to your problem and environment. Contact us to book yours today!