London & the Southeast
There are three main species in the UK which are problematic to humans, particularly during the breeding season, they are the Herring Gull - Larus argentatus, the Lesser black-backed gull - Larus fuscus and the Great black-backed gull - Larus marinus.
These are large, noisy gulls found throughout the year around our coasts and inland around rubbish tips, fields, large reservoirs and lakes, especially during winter. The Herring gull is most commonly associated with nesting in urban locations, although all three species will nest on the roof’s and features of buildings.
All of the above species will become aggressive when competing for food and particularly during the breeding season when it is not un-common for humans to be attacked if nest sites are disturbed. Roosting gulls also deposit large amounts of fouling which is damaging to buildings contains harmful bacteria and is extremely slippery when wet.
All species of Gulls are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act and any measures to control them must be carried out under the strict provisions contained with the relevant general license.
Successfully controlling a population of nuisance Gulls centres around managing their nesting season and this requires careful planning. Following a free survey of the affected location we will provide a detailed report and action plan aimed at restricting roosting or nesting behaviour through tried and tested techniques.
Gull Problems? We can help.
Just complete the short form below and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.