Seagull Control & Products
Effective control strategies for Seagulls as follows:
Seagull Exclusion System :– This system that has been specially designed and installed only by Elite Bird Control will provide 100% Exclusion against all Seagulls in all situations.
Bird Spikes:– Always important to select Bird Spikes specifically designed for Seagulls. The use of Bird Spikes consisting of UV-stabilised bases with stainless steel wires, are perfect to keep them off any ledges.
Bird Shock Track:– This system is ideal in most situations because the system provides an intermittent shock that simply teaches the Seagulls to stay away, long term. The electric bird deterrent system is changing the face of the bird control industry – building owners are actually paying to have spikes replaced with this electric deterrent system. The Shock-Track is a low-profiled electrical deterrent system which is flexible and adaptable and can conform to any architectural configuration. Once installed the track is very hard to see close up and virtually invisible from a distance.
Silver Gull (larus novaehollandae)
The Silver Gull have been undergoing a remarkable increase in numbers in most cities in southern Australia, The Silver Gull also known simply as “Seagull”, the most common gull seen in Australia. It has been found throughout the continent, but particularly in coastal areas largely due to access to foods at rubbish tips, sewage outfalls and has been found found thriving around shopping centres.
IDENTIFICATION:- The head, body and tail are white. The wings are light grey with white spotted, black tips. Adults range from 40-45 cm in length. Juveniles have brown patterns on their wings, and a dark beak. Adults have bright red beaks – the brighter the red, the older the bird.
BIOLOGY & BREEDING:- The primary Gull in Australia is the Silver Gull. Breeding generally occurs from August to December but they are known to nest all year round depending on their environment. The nest is located on the ground and consists of seaweed, roots and plant stems. The nests may be found in low shrubs, rocks and jetties, but they are also found nesting in an urban environment on roofs, in gutters, around air conditioning, plant and machinery. A typical clutch size is around 1-3 eggs.
HABITS & DAMAGE:- It is a successful scavenger, allowing increased numbers near human settlements. Silver Gulls can create a hazard by roosting and nesting on roofs, which can cause blocked gutters with regurgitated bones and nesting material. When Gulls roost near car parks, their faeces can damage the paint work on cars. They may also contaminate water storages, picnic areas and public swimming pools with faeces and regurgitated matter. They are also very common to disturb staff with noise, odours and by swooping during nesting season.
Please note:-In Australia all native birds are protected under the“Wildlife Act 1981″ and every precaution must be taken to ensure they do not suffer any harm. Some pest species can be caught and relocated or euthanized, though this will require a permit or license.