Seagulls have outgrown their natural colonies and began nesting in towns and cities. With no natural predators, plenty of food, and street lighting that enabled them to feed at night they have flourished.
All wild birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act. However, every year the Government issues a general license for people to control herring gulls, to protect human health and safety and unnder certain conditions, removing seagulls from your property is not illegal
Over the past 8 years here in St Ives, we have through trial and error found various humane methods of deterring seagulls with great success.