Gulls not only cause problems through their nesting habits, they can also pose a serious health risk due to their scavenging tendancies, pic...
The number of gulls breeding on rooftops in the UK is increasing by 30% a year, with the most aggressive behaviour being seen between the months of July and August. Not only can gulls be extremely noisy, there are also an increasing number of reports of these birds attacking people or pets for food, and when protecting their young.
Gulls will pick at roofing materials in order to build their large nests. The nests themselves may be in a position to block gutters, vents and chimneys, and are likely to hold moisture against the structure of the building. Not only a nuisance, gulls can present health issues as they often pick-up and transmit E.Coli and other harmful organisms to humans through contact with their droppings.
There a several species of gull, but only a small number are recognised as being pest birds.
The Art Of Detection
Inspection and monitoring are described as the first steps in any integrated approach to pest management. Today, the pest management professional may spend as much or more time searching for, observing and collecting data on activity than in the actu... [more]
Protecting Your Wallet
Warmer temperatures across the country are prompting bugs and other pests to seek shelter in many homes and office buildings. Pest Control Charter files indicate that consumer enquiries into local pest control companies typically spike during the mon... [more]
What is Integrated Pest Management?
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a program of prevention, monitoring, and control which offers the opportunity to eliminate or drastically reduce the use of pesticides, and to minimise the toxicity of and exposure to any products which are used. ... [more]
Protecting Our Crops
People and livestock are not the only ones interested in eating the crops farmers grow. We compete with insects, birds and other organisms that find our food as delectable as we do. But thanks to modern agricultural science and implementation of comp... [more]
Targeted Pest Control
There are a number of pest control companies who offer blanket spraying of your property for a fixed annual fee. They claim that they can kill all crawling insects by implementing this method. Besides spraying pesticides without a target pest, there... [more]
See Your Company Here?
See Your Company Here?