How to prevent gulls nesting on a chimney
You are probably here because its that time of year again, when the gulls start to return and you want to prevent gulls nesting on a chimney, not wanting a repeat of all the bad experiences you have had over the last few years. We have the best solution, its a simple one that works, we place a quality custom made chimney cage on top of your chimney to prevent gulls nesting on a chimney again.
We are a local family run pest control business serving all areas around Cardiff and South East of Wales. Each year we build and install more and more chimney cages on properties to protect against gulls nesting in the chimneys – this is the only really effective method from preventing gulls using the chimneys for nesting. Seagull spikes are not appropriate in this situation, as the gulls will simply drop sufficient material to create a nest on top of the spikes.
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We all know how bad it can be having to live with gulls on your property. It doesn’t matter whether its your house or your place of work, seagulls can be a real nuisance. They are noisy, dirty and can be very aggressive.
At home they wake you early in the morning, they bomb you as you come and go, they prevent you from being able to relax and chill-out in the garden on those warm days. At work they are noisy, dirty and aggressive.
We have solutions for most situations but on this page we are discussing how we can protect your chimney from being a nesting place for gulls.
Regularly we drive past properties that have been badly protected against gulls from nesting between the chimney pots. There is really only one effective way of doing it and that is by excluding the gulls from the chimney pots all together. Unfortunately any other method is unlikely to succeed. As good as seagull spikes maybe, they are not an appropriate solution for gulls nesting on chimneys, often we attend chimneys that have had spikes used on them to find that the gulls have used the spikes to assist in holding the nest together.
Our solution is to build a custom cage to go over the chimney pots so preventing the gulls from being able to access the area between the chimney pots for nesting in.
The cage is constructed from galvanised weld mesh sheets cut to size and joined together using stainless steel rings. This allows us to make a sturdy long lasting gull cage to protect the chimney from gulls. This cage is then fitted over and attached to the chimney stack. The mesh is not bound together with cable ties – we only use stainless steel fixing rings.
What it costs to prevent gulls nesting on a chimney?
Dependent upon access costs can vary greatly, but on provision that we can make safe access using roof ladders then for a standard 6 pot (2 rows of 3) chimney stack the cost of a chimney gull cage is £380 (based on the use of two sheets of weld-mesh). For a standard 8 pot (2 rows of 4) chimney stack the cost of a chimney gull cage is £380 (based on the use of two sheets of weld-mesh) or £445 (if 3 sheets are required). For any other configuration please provide us details.
Info that we require
To help us assess the price before arrival please send us a couple of images of the chimney stack and ridge line (we need to be able to see the bricks on the chimney stack), also we need images of the front and rear of the property, and the ground at the front and rear. This is so that we know we can access the chimney safely.
If the chimney is shared as in a terraced or semidetached then we will also require written permission from your neighbours as well as yourselves to carry out the work.
If there are aerials still attached to the chimney we need to know whether these are still in use and required. If they are not required this is an ideal time to remove them.