Black-Headed Gull
(Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

Introduction

Black-headed gulls nest in colonies and both male and female look alike. Gathering in large groups, these birds are very noisy and sociable birds.

Description

Chocolate brown head in the summer months, A Whitehead in the other months30 - 40 cm long

Biology

2 - 6 Eggs
20 - 25 days incubation period

Food

Black-headed gulls will eat fish, insects, worms etc

Habitat

Black-headed gulls can be found in buildings, cliff edges, and even on the ground

Reasons for control

Detecting an infestation

Detecting what and where your pest coming is from is key to any pest prevention.
If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Know your options

Do It Yourself
Let us not play around, doing it yourself is not always easy. But it can be cost-effective even if you end up hiring someone else to complete the job. If you are coming downstairs every morning to a fresh batch of droppings in the kitchen but have no idea where they come from, it could be a long while before you get rid of them. Identification is important, what to look for and to react quickly will greatly benefit you in the long term.

Pest Control Company
In truth, most pest companies give a good image of themselves and do a good job. Like any industry, you will get your good companies and not so good. Like any trade, we would suggest someone who comes recommended. Failing that, you can search through our directory to find a registered pest control company. These will be licenced pest controllers that go by a standard of guidelines. You can find their address here and much more at our website: http://baitpoint.co.uk

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