10:50am Tuesday 7th August 2012
GULLS have once again proved to be a nuisance for Hereford businesses.
Firms on the Burcott Business Park have been left with a big cleaning bill after dozens of the birds nested on rooftops and left their droppings on cars below.
The Hereford Times reported in May that Herefordshire Council will tackle the problem head-on by going after nests and eggs to keep the gulls from coming back in their breeding season.
The campaign is to run throughout the summer and aims to reduce the number of gulls in the city, currently estimated at 500 breeding pairs.
The news could not come at a better time for Clive Rogers, from the car parts company, Ace Motors.
He said many of his cars have encountered the mess and described the problem as an “expense” and an inconvenience.”
Graham Essenhigh, whose video production firm Bubble Productions is also in the Burcott Business Park, had heard that “air bombs” - a type of firework that explodes in mid-air with a loud bang, had been placed on a roof to try and scare away the birds.
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