Scientific Name: Larus argentatus
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Scientific Name: Larus delawarensis
How do you get rid of Seagulls?
Management programs for gulls are decidedly situational, conditions in problem locations must be thoroughly evaluated before any management solution is implemented. Gulls are controlled using integrated management methods employing exclusion, visual deterrents and repelling tactics, in addition will be sanitation programs (in situations where gulls are attracted to locations as a result of food) by the client. Sanitation is crucial to management programs in food-serving locations. These management programs will be enhanced with population control programs via nest and egg removal and/or egg sterilization programs. While nest manipulation programs need to be executed long-term to have any significant impacts on populations.
Many of the same tactics, mechanical deterrents and exclusionary methods used against pigeons, sparrows and starlings on structures and buildings can be adjusted and adapted into gull management programs. Colonies loafing and roosting on rooftops of commercial buildings and structures overnight can be dispersed via lasers and/or pyrotechnic tactics before birds settle in for the night. As will all gull management programs involving harassing gulls and/or egg and nest removal damage and scare permits must be in place before and programs begin.
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HOW DO I STOP SEAGULLS FROM NESTING ON THE ROOF:
Avian family Laridae is the family gulls belong to, with 23 species here in North America. Many of our more common gulls look alike. Throughout many cities in Canada, particularly our Great Lakes and coastal cities, gulls can be serious pests in and around, landfills, restaurants, airports, dockyards, parks, patios and anywhere else people are consuming food. Our two main troublesome pest gull species around our great lakes are the herring gull and ring-billed gull being the two main suspects for rooftop colonies located on malls, industrial buildings etc. they also nest along rocky shorelines and islands causing all kinds of smell and noise related issues. These gulls are also responsible for more aircraft accidents then any other species of bird, as well as there dropping are incredibly damaging to buildings, vehicles, boats, product and outdoor patios. Gull populations have risen significantly in several towns and cities in Canada, especially those in the vicinity of large bodies of water. Not only are gulls rapidly adjusting to urban environments, but sizable flocks of these species are also causing problems miles inland, loafing and feeding in numerous agricultural areas. Having long wings gulls can attain acrobatic, graceful and skillful flight. Gull are colonial breeders, nesting on the ground in large numbers usually on sand or gravel covered shorelines, islands or rooftops, laying roughly three eggs per clutch. Incubation cycle lasts three to four weeks with gulls only raising one brood per year. Most young gulls will be fledged in about 1 month’s time. Feeding on a wide range of human and nature food sources these birds serve as scavengers over water feeding on dead fish and other aquatic food sources. Gulls have webbed feet which allows them to swim and dive aggressively underwater to hunt and pursue aquatic foods. Over land they are surely opportunistic feeders taking advantage of insects, garbage and whatever else they can find.