Local council considers drone to deal with seagull pest problem

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Councillors in Cheltenham are looking at deploying a drone to act as a deterrent against pest seagulls in the local area.

The UAV would be used to go across the town’s skyline and spot rooftop nests which would then be targeted by other prevention methods, one of which is to oil eggs to prevent them from hatching.

According to a report from Gloucester Live, seagulls nesting on rooftops are causing some residents to have sleepless nights.

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Following the initial proposal, a council working group has subsequently come up with a series of recommendations to put to Cheltenham Borough Council’s cabinet to agree on.

The report went on to detail the drone would work alongside the highways authority at Gloucestershire County Council.

The council says it could temporarily close roads “more easily to allow a more nimble approach to treating nests.”

A drone would become the most high-tech deterrent yet to be used in Cheltenham’s fight against the pests.

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