Boat owners have had limited success with leaving moving objects on the boat to keep seabirds away.
Flapping tape or ribbons, sparkling CDs and DVDs soon become ignored by the birds because they just choose a roost away from the flapping.
The primary objective of the Gullsweep is to make gulls uncomfortable so they will select another roosting sight. Here is a picture of one in operation.
Gullsweep has a 180 centimetre diameter of movement, giving a sweep that covers a perimeter of nearly 6 metres. The movement of Gullsweep is far more effective than that of flapping objects because the vanes encroach on the birds’ space, behaving like a predator and forcing it to move elsewhere. One or more Gullsweeps can clear your boat of birds.
If a gull has been roosting on your boat, it is most important to clean up the bird mess promptly. Existing bird mess encourages other birds to roost there as it is a strong indication that the location is a safe one. Gullsweeps are not expensive and can be easily mounted, dismounted and stored quickly when boating so that using several on a boat is very realistic and more effective.
If Seagulls are your problem, we have the solution. Just about all the boats in our marina have Gullsweep fitted and guess what, they are clean and seagull free. Each Gullsweep comes complete with all the necessary parts to install it on any boat. Optional installation pads, a storage pouch, longer mounting pins and two sizes of G clamp are also available to make life easier. Keep Seagulls off your boat with Gullsweep.
Gullsweep and its accessories are available by mail order from our OSM Gullsweep Product Page.