Ocean City Seagull Contractor Focuses on Another Pest

For three straight summers, East Coast Falcons has used its trained birds of prey to chase pesky, food-aggressive seagulls away from the beaches, Boardwalk and other spots in town popular with Ocean City’s tourists.
Now, the company that serves as the city’s seagull-control contractor will turn its attention toward another pest – rats.
The company’s falcons, hawks and an owl that are used to harass seagulls will not be called into action to hunt down rats. Instead, the company will set live traps to catch the rodents and then they will be euthanized, East Coast Falcons owner Erik Swanson said.