Who do i contact about these birds?
For three years running, seagulls have been nesting on a chimney opposite my house every summer. They attack people walking down the lane and when these babies are born and on the ground, kids are killing them. I want to stop this happening again next year so who do i contact? Is it environmental health? My sister said they’ll just shoot the birds but im just looking for someone to put something on the chimney to stop them nesting there, like they put spikes on roofs for pigeons. Any idea’s?
By the way, i DONT want these birds killed and i want to put a stop to this BEFORE they start building next years nest.
It is the responsibility fo the owner to carry out any necessary treatment to prevent seagulls roosting. Environmental Health Departments will advise but if the owner will do nothing and they are causing a Public Health or nuisance or safety hazard, they will have to take some action and this may include shooting or trapping. Best to talk to the owner of the property first.
The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center
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