The most  common gulls that can be considered a nuisance in urban areas are the Herring gull and the Lesser Black and Greater Black Backed gull species.

Seagull proofing and seagull deterrents are Birdteq’s preferred method of gull control.  We install our bird deterrents for roofs to provide effective bird deterrent solutions for our clients.  Bird eradication is not the nature of our business,  we operate to the boundaries of the Wildlife and Countryside Act to control certain bird species in a humane and lawful manner by means of using installation systems that are installed to the highest standards using the best quality components to install bird deterrent systems that are designed to last for years.  And that’s not just a soundbite it’s a fact.

Urban gulls are increasing in number, while the rural gull population is decreasing.  This phenomenon is likely to continue as life around humans becomes more enticing.  Gulls such as the Herring and Black Backed species are mostly a problem during their breeding season between May and July.  Breeding pairs will return to the same nesting site every year, this is due to their extreme territorial behaviour and their advanced intelligence means they will learn to find food from every available source.

Gulls prefer to nest on high vantage points and are not bothered about exposed locations.  Many buildings offer ideal nesting sites, popular positions tend to be on roofs that mimic their instinctive habitat of cliffs such as against chimney stacks, along roof gullies and by parapet walls.

Herring Gull

Herring gulls have light grey backs, white under parts and black wing tips. Their legs are pink with webbed feet, they have hooked yellow bills marked with a red spot. There is no distinction between males and females.  Young birds are mottled brown, these mature and start to breed after 4 years of age.

During their breeding season they will lay up to 3 eggs, who’s incubation is around 30 days.  The young are dependant on their parents for the first 3 months.

This gull species can live up to 30 years of age.


Lesser Black Backed and Greater Black Backed Gull

The cousins of the Herring gull, these gulls are closely related, the main differences are that the Lesser Black Backed gull has a darker charcoal grey back and it has yellow legs.

The Greater Black Backed Gull is similar looking at a distance, but close up they are larger than the Lesser and have black backs and pink legs.

Both these gull species share the same breeding behaviour as the Herring gull.


Birdteq Pest Bird Proofing Solutions

Birdteq are specialists in bird management and bird prevention, our bird control services include-

  • Avian Pest Control  -pigeon control, gull control
  • Bird Control Devices  -pigeon deterrent devices, gulls, Starlings, House Sparrows
  • Bird Waste Removal or Fouling Removal / Guano Removal
  • Bird Proofing -pigeon proofing, gull proofing, Starling and House Sparrow proofing
  • Solar Panel Bird Proofing
  • Certified Installers of the Agrilaser -bird scaring laser device
  • Security Netting and Contraband Netting Installers

Birdteq’s bird pest control services are aimed towards the commercial sector, providing bird proofing solutions installing bird deterrent systems and devices.

These bird prevention solutions include-

  • Anti Bird Netting / Bird Control Netting (all species)
  • Gull Netting
  • Pigeon Netting
  • Bird Spikes
  • Seagull Spikes
  • Pigeon Spikes
  • Bird Wire
  • Pigeon Wire
  • Bird Repellent
  • Pigeon Repellent
  • Seagull Repellent
  • Pigeon Deterrent Gel
  • Bird Scarers  -electric bird scarer (Avishock)
  • Solar Panel Bird Deterrent
  • Bird Mesh Proofing
  • Bird Nest Deterrent
  • Bird Scarers  -Agrilaser laser scarer