Advise offered for dealing with downtown gulls
Submitted by Howard Owens on June 6, 2011 - 12:35pm
Last week, we reported an update on the downtown gull situation.
BID Director Don Burkel asked that we share the following information with readers:
If you are having a problem with gulls landing / nesting on your building there are some possible solutions by the USDA Wildlife Services:
- String 100-pound test fishing line in a grid pattern
- Use a “BirdX” (sound system)
- Use inflatable “Scarymen” by Reed Joseph Co.
If you need some advise on your particular gull problem, Carl Cranker, biologist for the USDA Wildlife Services, would be willing to visit your property. There is no fee for consultation and accessing your situation. If you want the Wildlife Services to perform a service, i.e. remove nests or eggs, there would be a fee involved. You can contact him directly by calling (315) 532-4835 (cell) or email: email@example.com .