At this time of year, a lot of our work is focused on Dublin’s rooftops in advance of the gull breeding season. Gulls are in the process of reclaiming their nesting territories. Whilst it may seem as though gull numbers are growing, it is in fact their behaviour which is altering. More and more gulls are favouring urban rooftops for nesting rather than their traditional habitats. We offer site specific solutions and have completed a range of intricate proofing work on differing industrial and residential rooftops; we find that no two jobs are the same. The resilience and adaptable nature of this species will never cease to amaze us and key to managing the species is to view them as a feature of our coastal cities rather than a pest. Quality proofing offers an effective solution for resolving some of the conflict between humans and this species.