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Seagulls have long been a problem throughout all seasons due to their aggressive scavenger nature. They are particularly agressive during the spring nesting season.
They gather in flocks around boats, pontoons and outdoor eateries and dont hold back from diving in for food scraps.
Did you know that seagulls actually drink sea water? This means that they can make themselves quite at home on your boat or restaurant by the water where they tend to leave massive amounts of bird droppings. Seagulls are also opportunistic feeders who will eat almost anything. This leads to a large increase in their numbers so not feeding them and using bird control measures are important.
Seagulls’ bird droppings are destructive and contain harmful uric acid which eats into paint, metal, wood and plastic.
The droppings also carry harmful parasites and disease. This is of particular concern to retaurant and cafe owners.
Boat, property and business owners can spend thousands of dollars each year repairing damage from these birds.
Deterring seagulls is possible and actually a lot easier than deterring some other bird species such as cockatoos.
You start by cleaning up the soiled area of droppings, feathers or nests. Seagulls feel most comfortable in their own mess and this keeps them coming back.
Once the area is clean it is recommended that a variety of physical and electronc bird control devices are installed.
Attacking more than one of their senses, eg sight and hearing (without harming the birds. No product we stock at Bird Control Australia harms birds or animals) has proven to be a very effective bird control measure for seagulls.