Some Tips And Tricks That You Can Use As
living in coastal areas, sea gulls are causing considerable
problems, and that’s why they keep looking for good seagull
repellent measures. The biggest problem is their nutritious
rich droppings on which bacteria infectious and dangerous to
human beings breed.
Seagulls are aggressive birds and are capable of swooping down
to grab your sausage roll off your hand on the fly. If you try
to fight them they could scratch or bite you. If you carelessly
leave your garbage can open, they would make a mess of it by
spilling and dragging its rotting contents all over the
The following are a few of the most common but effective
seagull repellent methods of overcoming seagull problems.
Seagull Repellent Spikes
It is a common sight in these
areas to see seagulls perched on rooftops in large numbers
taking intermittent breaks from their food hunting activities.
In the process they discharge a large quantity of droppings on
the rooftops and some of these drip down from the roof edges.
This could accumulate to a very big quantity over a long period
of time if allowed to go on unabated. The most common solution
adopted to this problem is the installation of non-corrosive
blunt plastic spikes on roof tops. Seagulls cannot rest their
feet comfortably and stay on them except for very brief
periods, as they feel insecure and unstable to perch this way.
This is quite an effective way for discouraging seagulls
perching on rooftops, although to cover large areas is
Seagull Repellent Wires
People with extensive roof
areas to cover fix a long metal wire stretched across two
points as a further option for seagulls to land on, to lure
them away from concentrating on the rooftop. If seagulls are
allowed to rest over long periods on the wire, there is the
greater problem of their droppings falling right below the
wire, in addition to adversely affecting any others who happen
to be passing below it. This problem is overcome by
having two springs mounted at the two edges of the wire which
makes the wire swing to and fro when a seagull lands giving
them a feeling of instability, which again discourages them
from resting for long periods on the wire.
Seagull Repellent Bird Nets
Bird Nets are best for
protecting large areas including roofs, walls or entire
buildings from seagulls. They are made of synthetic material
and last for over ten years. It acts as a transparent medium
for viewing purposes causing no obstacles to those inside and
outside to see one another. Mesh size is important depending on
the species of birds from whom protection is sought; and for
seagulls, the required mesh size is 75 mm.
Moving Seagull Nests
If all other options fail or
cannot be made to work properly due to various reasons, you can
consider getting the closest seagull nests moved away. Seagulls
are protected animals and the moving of nests can only be
carried out by those licensed to do so. If you try to do it
yourself you will be doing something illegal; and besides,
seagulls are very aggressive birds and could attack you. Only
the licensed professionals have the required training,
experience and the proper equipment to do such an operation.
When their nests are moved, the seagulls too would move away
from the area.