Seagull eggs and nest removal

Published on 10 April 2018

With spring just about sprung, our free gull egg and nest removal service is available once again to local owners or tenants of residential properties affected by nesting gulls.

We ask anyone who sees nest-building activity on their property to contact us as soon as possible to make arrangements for the eggs and nest to be removed. Unfortunately once eggs hatch the gulls start swooping in order to protect their chicks – at this point no action can be taken.

The gestation period for the eggs to hatch is approximately three weeks and adult pairs may raise up to three broods over a breeding season – which for gulls is usually between the beginning of April and the end of June. Treatments commence from mid-April at the earliest.

Residents who require to have eggs and nests removed or want further information about the service can the Council’s ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.