The Gull Breeding Season will commence within the next few months. Once courtship has successfully taken place a safe, sheltered nesting site will be chosen by the birds to lay two to four eggs. Gulls will choose the same sites year after year building large nests that can cause damage to your building. If you had a Gull problem last year you need to act now to prevent the problem returning in 2018.
The eggs and young are defended vigorously by these large sized Gulls. Incubation is normally 28-30 days, the young birds fledge (are able to fly) 35–40 days after hatching, fledglings are generally fed by their parents until they are 11–12 weeks old. The parent’s aggressive reaction to any threats to the chick increases as their investment in the chick grows, with the peak period of aggressive behaviour toward people being the period May- August.
All of the above means that if you do not seek advice relating to lawful Gull solutions now you could end up with some unwanted tenants on your roofs and buildings for the next 6 months.
Bird Proofing UK are able to provide a free site survey and advise you on the correct control measures that will help to mitigate your Gull problems. The law requires that certain measures are trialled or considered first. BPUK can guide you through these measures to successfully control the gull problem,
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