The Top 6 Ways Seagulls Can
Damage Your Business
As We Wade Through
Another Wet UK Winter
Pest Control Experts Are
Preparing for Another
Seagull Season
140,000 Breeding Pairs of
Herring Gulls in the UK
They Love to Live in our
Cites & Towns, With a
Wide Variety of Easy
Food Sources
But They Can Create
Problems for Businesses,
Both Property Damage
& Illness
Here Are the Top 6
Ways They Can
Damage Your Business
1. Physical Harm
Seagulls are monogamous
living with their mates
for 30 years +.
They Breed in Spring and
their chicks fledge over the
summ...
As their chicks begin to
fledge, the Seagull’s
territorial and protective
instincts kick in.
They swoop, dive-bomb &
vomit on anyone or any
animal that they see as a
threat to their young.
!

This creates fear and
a...
There have even been
reports of Seagulls
attacking people, pets
and children.
2. Roof Damage
Seagulls have high nest
fidelity, returning to the
same nest year on year.
If they choose to nest on
your business’ roof, ...
Seagulls love to pick at
moss and slates for
nesting, loosening them,
causing them to fall off or
require replacing.
3. Damage to Chimneys
and Flues
Gas flues and chimneys
can be blocked by
debris brought to the
nesting site.
This can prevent proper
ventilation and put the
health of customers and
staff at risk.
4. Gutter Damage
Seagulls like to keep
their nests warm &
maintained
through the spring.
As they pick & throw
away debris they can
clog up your property’s
gutters.
As adequate drainage
is prevented, water
damage and
penetrating
damp can occur.
5. Health & Hygiene
On top of their
aggressive behaviour
Seagulls can bring
health and hygiene
problems to your
business.
City Seagulls no long
feed on natural
sources.
They now eat from
landfill sites, street litter
and business refuge.
This can bring
bacteria & infectious
diseases to your
business.
These include:
E.Coli - leading to painful
gastroenteritis and septicaemia
Fungal Infections - Histoplasmosis
& Cryptoplas...
And:
Salmonella - leading to
salmonellosis and in some
cases death
Orthinosis - a.k.a parrot fever,
meningitis or coma
6. Lost Reputation
If there are Seagulls on your
business’ property, their
aggressive behaviour and
‘mess’ can put your
customers off.
Their avoidance may
lead to loss of revenue or
even worse, a loss of
your business reputation.
?
What Can Be Done?
You can:
Do not let customers or
employees feed the Seagulls as
this will attract more and more
to your property.
You can:
Dispose of commercial refuge
in the correct bags and
containers. If not they will see
your rubbish as an easy
fee...
You can:
Make sure the property owners
are taking responsibility for
problem Seagulls. It is THEIR
legal duty to do so.
If you do have a Seagull
problem, we recommend
contacting a professional
pest control company.
They can provide:
Bird Spikes
Anti Bird Netting
Spring & Wire Systems
Electric Bird Deterrents
Acoustic Bird Scaring Syste...
Contact Excel
Environmental Services
for a free quotation
0141 889 2999
www.excelenvironmental.co.uk
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Top 6 Ways Seagulls Can Damage Your Business

  1. 1. The Top 6 Ways Seagulls Can Damage Your Business
  2. 2. As We Wade Through Another Wet UK Winter Pest Control Experts Are Preparing for Another Seagull Season
  3. 3. 140,000 Breeding Pairs of Herring Gulls in the UK
  4. 4. They Love to Live in our Cites & Towns, With a Wide Variety of Easy Food Sources
  5. 5. But They Can Create Problems for Businesses, Both Property Damage & Illness
  6. 6. Here Are the Top 6 Ways They Can Damage Your Business
  7. 7. 1. Physical Harm
  8. 8. Seagulls are monogamous living with their mates for 30 years +. They Breed in Spring and their chicks fledge over the summer.
  9. 9. As their chicks begin to fledge, the Seagull’s territorial and protective instincts kick in.
  10. 10. They swoop, dive-bomb & vomit on anyone or any animal that they see as a threat to their young. ! This creates fear and anxiety for the public.
  11. 11. There have even been reports of Seagulls attacking people, pets and children.
  12. 12. 2. Roof Damage
  13. 13. Seagulls have high nest fidelity, returning to the same nest year on year. If they choose to nest on your business’ roof, costly damage can occur.
  14. 14. Seagulls love to pick at moss and slates for nesting, loosening them, causing them to fall off or require replacing.
  15. 15. 3. Damage to Chimneys and Flues
  16. 16. Gas flues and chimneys can be blocked by debris brought to the nesting site.
  17. 17. This can prevent proper ventilation and put the health of customers and staff at risk.
  18. 18. 4. Gutter Damage
  19. 19. Seagulls like to keep their nests warm & maintained through the spring.
  20. 20. As they pick & throw away debris they can clog up your property’s gutters.
  21. 21. As adequate drainage is prevented, water damage and penetrating damp can occur.
  22. 22. 5. Health & Hygiene
  23. 23. On top of their aggressive behaviour Seagulls can bring health and hygiene problems to your business.
  24. 24. City Seagulls no long feed on natural sources. They now eat from landfill sites, street litter and business refuge.
  25. 25. This can bring bacteria & infectious diseases to your business.
  26. 26. These include: E.Coli - leading to painful gastroenteritis and septicaemia Fungal Infections - Histoplasmosis & Cryptoplasmosis
  27. 27. And: Salmonella - leading to salmonellosis and in some cases death Orthinosis - a.k.a parrot fever, meningitis or coma
  28. 28. 6. Lost Reputation
  29. 29. If there are Seagulls on your business’ property, their aggressive behaviour and ‘mess’ can put your customers off.
  30. 30. Their avoidance may lead to loss of revenue or even worse, a loss of your business reputation.
  31. 31. ? What Can Be Done?
  32. 32. You can: Do not let customers or employees feed the Seagulls as this will attract more and more to your property.
  33. 33. You can: Dispose of commercial refuge in the correct bags and containers. If not they will see your rubbish as an easy feeding ground.
  34. 34. You can: Make sure the property owners are taking responsibility for problem Seagulls. It is THEIR legal duty to do so.
  35. 35. If you do have a Seagull problem, we recommend contacting a professional pest control company.
  36. 36. They can provide: Bird Spikes Anti Bird Netting Spring & Wire Systems Electric Bird Deterrents Acoustic Bird Scaring Systems Bird Deterrent Gels
  37. 37. Contact Excel Environmental Services for a free quotation 0141 889 2999 www.excelenvironmental.co.uk

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