ANGUS Council staged a trial of a new ethically-sound seagull deterrent this week.
Yesterday (Thursday) in Forfar, an anti-gull gel was tested to deter birds from landing on buildings in seaside towns which have been specially prepared.
The gel does not kill, harm or trap birds but deters them from landing by emitting ultra violet light which the seagulls perceive as fire.
Natural oils have also been added to the gel which are abhorrent to the gull’s sense of taste and smell.
The deterrent effect apparently persists for two years, even in exposed areas like Angus’ coastal towns and could see gulls desert traditional habitats.