Seagull control

Controlling gulls

Preventative ways to control gulls include:

  • Proofing - chimney guards, nets, spikes
  • Do not feed gulls
  • Make sure that litter and other food waste is properly stored and disposed of 

Other methods are:

  • Culling - experts do not all agree that a large scale cull of birds would be effective. The practical aspects of carrying out a cull in an urban area is extremely difficult within the existing legislation. Our stance at the moment is not to undertake any culling
  • Nest removal - This would  have to be repeated a number of times during the breeding season as they will rebuild their nest very quickly if it has been removed or destroyed
  • Egg removal - This would also have to be repeated a number of times during the breeding season 

Culling, nest and egg removal are all measures which come within a general licence to allow the action to be taken legally.


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