OVERHEAD WIRES REDUCE ROOF-NESTING BY RING-BILLED GULLS ANDHERRING GULLS

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) Science Article 8

abstract

The authors evaluated the effectiveness of overhead wires in reducing roof-nesting by ring-billed gulls(Larus delawarensis) and herring gulls (L. argentatus) at a 7.2 ha food warehouse in Bedford Heights, Ohio during1994-1995. In 1994, stainless steel wires (0.8 mm diameter) were attached generally in spoke-like configurationsbetween 2.4 m upright metal poles spaced at 33.7 m intervals over the main portion of roof.

JERROLD L. BELANT, and SHERI K. ICKES, Proc. 17th Vertebr. Pest Conf

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