We offer gull egg and nest removal free to all properties in Dumfries and Heathhall. The service will run until late July when the gull breeding season comes to an end.
Eggs and nests can only be removed with permission from property owners, occupiers and landlords. Let us know if there are gulls nesting (not just resting or perching) on your roof:
We gather information on the location of nests / incidents in Dumfries and Heathhall.
You may be able to reduce or break up colonies of nesting birds by using deterrents. If you own or occupy a building which attracts gulls then you could:
It's against the law to capture, injure or kill gulls and interfere with nests or eggs without a government licence. The use of poisons is specifically prohibited unless licenced and we are particularly keen to discourage shooting of gulls.
Gulls hunt for meals in bins and take food when it is dropped on the ground. You can help reduce the amount of food available and stop them foraging in Dumfries: