Falconry for Retail Outlets & Shopping Centres
Professional Bird Pest Control
Flat-roofed units such as found in retail outlets, offer seagulls the perfect nesting site. Once established, Seagulls return to the same nesting place year on year and each year brings increased numbers as the previous year’s young also return to their birth place to breed.
In this way, numbers can escalate year on year and become a unacceptable nuisance and public health hazard. The mess they leave is both unsightly and result in costly clean–up operations. Once the birds have eggs and young, they become increasingly aggressive to protect their brood, dive–bombing pedestrians, stealing food form the hands of passers-by and even dropping poop on your clientele!
Once they have nested, they are almost impossible to move on and current DEFRA legislation does not allow any lethal measures to be taken, as gulls are currently not included in licensing that would allow nest removal. Prevention is therefore the only tool available.
Non-lethal Falconry for Nesting Sites
Non-lethal measures must therefore be employed to dissuade the birds from choosing your site in the first place. Gulls will usually start prospecting for their nesting spot around March each year and it is at this time that action must be taken to make your site unattractive to them. Other alternative non-lethal methods may also be required on heavily infested sites and we can advise the most cost-effective solutions to meet your specific needs.