Seagulls are forever in the headlines – for menacing tourists, stealing pasties and ice creams, ransacking bins, making a racket and of course the mess they leave behind.
We are always, quite rightly, told what we can’t do to prevent this nuisance as gulls are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981.
But there is something that local businesses can do to ease the problem and now is the time to start doing it before they return to nest again next season.
It’s true we can’t start...
This time of year in particular, they do themselves no favours. Round about now they are at their most annoying. There’s less food around in the nest now and so worker wasps are craving sugar and making a ‘bee-line’ for your sweet-smelling picnic!
Wasps are almost always dismissed as pure pests – a poor relation somehow, to the busy bee, who we respect for collecting pollen to make honey.
The humble wasp does have a purpose however and a role to play in the food-ch...