GULLSGull (Larus argentatus) Damage Management

Victor E. F. Solman
Wildlife Biologist (retired)
Canadian Wildlife Service
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K2A 2P1  

Damage Prevention and Control Methods

Exclusion

Construct complete enclosures of plastic or wire mesh.
Suspend parallel wire or monofilament strands over area needing protection.
Use porcupine wires on roosting sites.

Cultural Methods

Reduce or eliminate sources of food, water, and nesting or resting sites.

Frightening

Auditory and visual frightening devices can be effective for limited< time periods.
Avitrol®.

Repellents

Polybutenes.

Toxicants

DRC-1339.

Trapping

Rocket or cannon netting over bait.
Box trapping over nests and eggs.
Spotlighting and netting by hand at night.

Shooting

Shooting with rifle or shotgun under
special permit.

Other Methods

Removal of nests, eggs, and young.
Sterilization of eggs.

Editors

Scott E. Hygnstrom; Robert M. Timm; Gary E. Larson

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage Logo 1994

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WILDLIFE DAMAGE — 1994

Cooperative Extension Division Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Nebraska -Lincoln

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Damage Control

Great Plains Agricultural Council Wildlife Committee

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