Disease transmission by pest birds has been well documented. Pest birds can create public health risks and can be a threat to the food or feed produced. Every pest bird situation is unique, and needs to be evaluated. APS works closely with regulatory agencies and industry experts to help determine the best option. The types of birds we deal with most are the House Sparrow, Feral Pigeons, European Starlings, Canada Geese and Sea Gulls. The first question asked should always be, 'what can be done to your property to make your property less attractive to the birds, or to take away their nesting or roosting sites?' You can count on us to give you a fair assessment, and options to get the results you need.
The 2 types of Gulls we deal with most is the Herring Gull and Ring Billed Gull. Gulls are typically a seasonal issue. They nest in the spring and raise their young. usually in Late July, or early August, the fledglings are flying, and they leave the nest. At this point, they look for a different food source. A lot of the time, they find landfills as a good food source. If your property is close to the food source, the gulls can be a problem roosting on your roof. In late October or early November, the gulls migrate, and are not much of an issue, until they return in the spring, and start all over.
When nesting, scare devises usually do not work. But they have to be tried. If some sort or deterrent has been tried and failed, APS can apply for an Egg Depredation Permit. This will help in reducing the future population, and have the gulls leave your roof top sooner in the season.
If your problem is the roosting in late summer, some scare devices have been effective. APS has developed a harrassment system that combines the motion od a preditor with the distress calls of the gulls.
Contact APS for more information on the best way to control Gulls at your property.