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Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Size, shape and colour: Herring gulls are large, noisy gulls found throughout the
year around our coasts and inland around rubbish tips, fields, large reservoirs and
lakes, especially during winter.
Adults have light grey backs, white under parts, and black wing tips with white 'mirrors'. Their legs are pink, with webbed feet and they have heavy, slightly hooked bills marked with a red spot. Young birds are mottled brown. They have suffered moderate declines over the past 25 years and over half of their UK breeding population is confined to fewer than ten sites. Loud wails and laughs or more plaintive mewing.
Biology: Breeds, often in colonies, on coastal sites around the UK, including cliffs with grassy slopes, shingle beaches, small islands and rooftops in seaside towns. Also breeds on moors.
Preferred foods : Omnivorous -
Hibitat: Wintering. Primarily coastal but generally more widespread in winter, ranging
inland to feed on rubbish tips and roost on large lakes and reservoirs.
Herring gulls are widespread and can easily be seen at virtually any seaside town in the breeding season, and inland all year round, especially at rubbish tips, .
We're often asked how to get rid of seagulls on your roof or boat. Seagull spikes can have a powerful deterrent effect helping to keep nuisance seagulls away. They can be installed on buildings, ledges, boats; In fact, just about anywhere.
These deterrents are also known as anti-
How do seagull spikes prevent birds landing?
By installing them in key roosting sites, nuisance seagulls will find it uncomfortable to land. Like all birds, gulls are fussy about where they choose to perch. They prefer somewhere up high, with excellent visibility to spot food and incoming pr editors.
Do seagull spikes cause pain to birds?
No. The spike tip is blunt. In fact, they're recommended by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (R.S.P.B).
Won't the spikes look unsightly?
Seagull spikes are designed to have low visibility. In most situations, you'd have to be actively looking for them to spot them.
Installing seagull spikes
Seagull spikes come in two foot long sections that can be nailed, screwed or glued to a variety of different surfaces. As these are often up high, it is recommended that a professional do this for you.
· 100% effective -
· Flexible -
· Humane seagull deterrent -
· Highly durable -
· Low visibility / low profile -
For maximum effectiveness and durability, we would always recommend a trained professional
carry out the fitting of seagull spikes.
Seagull wire deterrent
We're often asked how do I keep seagulls off my roof?
How do I prevent seagulls landing on my boat?
Bird wiring is the lowest visibility seagull deterrent available.
How does "bird wiring" act as a seagull deterrent?
Several wires are stretch out in parallel a few inches above a ledge. This makes perching difficult. This forces seagulls to land on the wire itself. This is the clever bit ... A spring at one end flexes, making the seagull feel unsafe. This is similar to a bird landing on a tree branch that is too thin to support its weight. A seagull will always fly on to find a stronger perch. Mission accomplished!
Wiring has as similar effect as seagull spikes but is even less visible.
Where can seagull / bird wires be fitted?
They can be fitted to roof-
· Highly effective seagull / bird deterrent
· The lowest visibility installation available
· Ethical -
· Long lasting -
· Economical -
WTC Pest Control
WTC Pest Control works in the Leek, Cheadle Stoke on Trent, Biddulph, Stafford, Sandbach, Stone, Eccleshall, Newcastle Under Lyme, Uttoxeter, Macclesfield, Congleton areas.