by Ian Yuill on 22 November, 2018
I have been contacted by a number of residents of Braeside and Airyhall who have had problems with Herring Gulls in their area this year.
Herring Gulls can spread disease, be aggressive, cause disturbances and make a great deal of noise.
Sadly there is no quick fix to the problem of nuisance gulls, and control measures need to be kept up for several years to be effective. One key thing that we can all do to reduce gull numbers is limit their food supply by not feeding them.
That does not mean you cannot feed other birds visiting your garden as there are ways to provide bird food so it is not accessible to Herring Gulls. You can find information about how best to provide food for birds in your garden on the RSPB website.
You can find more information about living with urban gulls here.
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