Services we offer:
- Humane deterrents
- Vacant nest removal and cleanup
- Preventive behavior modification
- Abatement consulting
Wild birds are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which prohibits the take (including disturbance, capture, destruction) of protected birds, active nests or eggs without authorization by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Gull are monogamous and often mate for life. They are excellent parents, very protective of their nests.
Gulls will start defending a territory and selecting a nesting site in spring. Eggs are incubated by both parents until they hatch - which is usually about 4 weeks. The chicks are able to walk about at 4 days of age. They become flighted within 6-8 weeks.
Gulls congregating or nesting on manmade structures are often considered a nuisance due to the guano. Once a nest is active, it is illegal to disturb the gulls, their nest, eggs or chicks without authorization from the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Preventing nesting is the best strategy.
The most effective time to attempt to modify the gulls' behavior is in early spring, before their nest in built.
Give us a call for help in designing a plan specific to your location and needs.