Tag Archive: gull removal (11)

Hibernate? Migrate? Or Cozy Up on Your Property? How Birds Manage Winter

January 11, 2021
The most well-known animal strategies for surviving the bleak winter months are to hibernate or to migrate. Most mammals choose hibernation;  most birds go with migration. But there are exceptions. The Common Poorwill hibernates. Some bird species do neither. What happens to birds like chickadees, robins, and cardinals – and... Read More

Bird Management in Winter: What to Know

January 11, 2021
The most well-known animal strategies for surviving the bleak winter months are to hibernate or to migrate. Most mammals choose hibernation; most birds go with migration. But there are exceptions. The Common Poorwill hibernates. Some bird species do neither. What happens to birds like chickadees, robins, and cardinals – and... Read More

Managing Birds is a Community Affair

August 10, 2020
Managing nuisance birds is a difficult undertaking. The power of flight leaves birds far more mobile than many other types of nuisance wildlife and undeterred by property boundaries. Bird conflicts are further complicated by federal laws protecting all native birds (including geese and gulls) and a wide array of other... Read More

Managing Pest Birds as a Community

August 10, 2020
Managing nuisance birds is a difficult undertaking. The power of flight leaves birds far more mobile than many other types of nuisance wildlife and undeterred by property boundaries. Bird conflicts are further complicated by federal laws protecting all native birds (including geese and gulls) and a wide array of other... Read More

The Beginning of July Brings an Unwelcome Gull Surprise

June 24, 2020
Amid heightened concerns of COVID-19, many businesses suspended all non-essential operations, turning instead to remote work. As employees return to brick-and-mortar offices, some property managers may find their roofs inundated with aggressive gulls and foul-smelling droppings. Gulls have readily adapted to our urban areas, especially (but not limited to) our... Read More

The Beginning of July Brings an Unwelcome Gull Surprise

June 24, 2020
Amid heightened concerns of COVID-19, many businesses suspended all non-essential operations, turning instead to remote work. As employees return to brick-and-mortar offices, some property managers may find their roofs inundated with aggressive gulls and foul-smelling droppings. Gulls have readily adapted to our urban areas, especially (but not limited to) our... Read More

Dogged Pursuit: Study Says Gull-Chasers Keep Beaches Clean

April 2, 2019
LANSING — Using dogs to chase gulls from Great Lakes beaches can improve water quality, according to a recent study. A Central Michigan University (CMU) study used dogs to reduce bird feces on beaches. The waste of gulls introduces high levels of E.coli bacteria into sand and beach water, according... Read More

Top 5 Pest Birds & Structural Solutions in Suburban Midwest

July 18, 2017
Summer is the season during which most structural damage and work occurs. Annually, pest birds cause $30-50 million in damages to properties, assets, roofs, drainage and ventilation systems. Below is a list of common issues associated with specific pest birds as well as a combination of structural and service solutions... Read More

Top 5 Pest Birds & Structural Solutions in Suburban Midwest

July 18, 2017
Summer is the season during which most structural damage and work occurs. Annually, pest birds cause $30-50 million in damages to properties, assets, roofs, drainage and ventilation systems. Below is a list of common issues associated with specific pest birds as well as a combination of structural and service solutions... Read More