Hogarth's Pest Control specializes in all types of industries, residential and commercial.
Seagulls are medium-sized social birds that range in color from completely stark white to black. Most gulls are ground-nesting carnivores which can take live food or scavenge opportunistically.
These birds will nest in or perch on bathroom vents, attics, rafters, edges of buildings, store front signs on businesses and/or air conditioning units. Depending on the situation, there are a number of different methods and tools available to effectively fix the problem.
Bird droppings are a problem. Not only is bird fecal matter a disgusting visually, but it can be extremely dangerous to human health. Some of the diseases associated with bird fecal matter include Histoplasmosis, Candidiasis and Cryptococcosis. Birds and their nesting materials can also be home to bird mites, which will often search for a new, human host once the birds have left the nest. Bird mites cannot feed on humans, but most people become weary of being bit and may be interested in calling a professional pest control company for treatment.
Knowing the biology of Seagulls is the key to effectively controlling them. They tend to nest on flat rooftops. During nesting season they become extremely aggressive if a person gets too close. We have had customers complain of them dive bombing them, especially around outdoor seating areas at restaurants, which can be a major concern for any food establishment.
These birds have a number of different diseases associated with their fecal matter, such as salmonella, campylobacter, and listeria. Seagulls are under protection of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918; this means they do not have a hunting season and are illegal to kill. Hogarth’s offers a number of different ways for deterring these birds from your property.
- Nesting around your business?
- Hanging out on your dock or boat?
- Attacking your employees or customers when they’re walking around the property?
- Urinating and defecating on something of value, such as a building or vehicle?
Seagulls cause a number of different problems in Northern Michigan. This is largely due to our abundance of open water. However, there is not one specific technique that will get rid of these birds. A combination of visual deterrents, habitat modifications, and exclusion will help to deter the problem.