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The Seagulls are Starting to Nest

Plymouth seagulls nesting

It may still be February but with the weather already turning a bit warmer, our attentions turn to preventing those Plymouth seagulls nesting . While they may not be making their presence felt just yet, given the chance to nest and roost, it won’t be long before we once again see a local population increase of these noisy birds. So what problems do they bring and how can you prevent them from nesting on your Plymouth property?

Plymouth seagulls nesting early

In general, we don’t often give much thought to these problems until they actually start to become a problem but this is the time when action is needed. If you give them a chance to nest, they will take full advantage and it won’t be long before you are aware of their presence. They like to nest in hospitable places that they can protect their young from the elements and from predators. With a warmer winter already starting to feel like spring, now is the time for them to hunt out their homes for the summer.

The problems seagulls cause

Perhaps one of the biggest threats that seagulls pose is their greed and the fact that they seem to be incredibly brave when it comes to swooping down and helping themselves to food. In addition to this the mess they make can cause damage to the facades of property and the cars parked below. It’s not uncommon for a poor unsuspecting human to be on the receiving end of seagull droppings.

seagull perching

Where will you find them

Seagulls will nest either on the ground or up high. In coastal areas they like to nest up high and will choose the ledges of buildings and rooftops. They nest in tightly packed colonies which, as you can imagine, create a lot of noise. they build mats of herbaceous matter that has a central bowl for the eggs. Typically they lay around 3 eggs and the colonies will synchronise their egg laying. A large colony therefore can produce a lot of young.

Preventing nesting seagulls

In order to address nesting gulls there are strict guidelines to follow and you must call in a licensed professional to deal with them. It is much easier to prevent them from nesting than to remove them once they have done so. There are a variety of techniques that can be used depending on the location and the space. Bird netting and bird spiking are an effective way yo prevent Plymouth seagulls nesting. Hawking is also a great deterrent and helps to move birds on.

At Falcon Environmental Pest and Bird Control Services, we are licensed and experienced in all matters of bird and pest control and are only too happy to offer the benefit of our years of experience. Whether you have a smaller domestic premises or a large commercial concern, we are only a phone call away – 01752 929292.

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