Gulls are highly adaptable, and therefore they don’t settle in a single place; making them difficult to deal with. Gulls are considerably more intelligent than other nuisance birds. 

Gull species can live for up to 25 years and, unlike other pest bird species, they lay relatively few eggs each year.

Once the eggs have hatched, their behaviour becomes extremely aggressive towards anything they view as a threat, posing a direct public health risk. As gulls have poor depth perception, they may see people a few storeys below as being right next to their nests and thus act to protect their chicks.


Allowing Gulls to become abundant can cause the following problems:
  1. Noise pollution: Gulls are known for their loud and persistent calls, which can be disruptive and irritating in close proximity to business premises. Excessive noise may lead to noise complaints from nearby residents and even customers. 
  2. Property damage: Gulls may peck at roofing materials, insulation, or block gutters and drains with nesting materials, potentially leading to leaks or structural issues.The acid in droppings can cause significant damage to your property. If this happens, you will have to pay for the replacement or restoration of building materials which can be costly!
  3. Food contamination: Gulls are opportunistic scavengers and may target outdoor dining areas, waste bins, or food storage areas. 
  4. Bird droppings can contaminate standing bodies of water such as pools, spas, and lake shore areas.
  5. Health risks: Did you know that birds, bird droppings, and nesting materials carry 60 different diseases and ectoparasites? Alarmingly, dried bird droppings found near ventilation systems can travel through buildings, which then leads to the spread of infection.
  6. Continued risk: Removal of bird droppings or nesting materials from your home, backyard, boat, or other areas means that you are exposing yourself to hazardous materials. Slippery surfaces due to droppings increase the risk of slips and falls, potentially leading to injuries and liability issues.
  7. Drainage issues: Your property’s drains may become blocked due to bird droppings and nesting materials. This can then lead to other more serious problems such as flooding. Bird nests can pose a fire risk near lighting or other features.

You should always seek professional advice when dealing with a Gull problem as it needs to be dealt with in the safest and most humane way available. Every bird infestation is different, so when our team arrives on site we’ll assess the extent of the nest, damage and how many birds can be seen before going ahead with anything.

See our page on bird control for examples on how to treat nuisance birds such as Gulls. We at Copley Pest Solutions will treat any Gull problems quickly, with minimum fuss and disruption, offering you advice on how to keep your premises free from Gulls in the future.

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