A DEVON council is hosting a seagull summit to tackle the growing menace in the skies.
And top of the agenda will be discussion on 'seagull lifestyle'.
It follows growing concerns that nesting birds are causing problems by stealing food, shredding bins and acting aggressively.
East Devon District Council is inviting representatives of coastal businesses, particularly food businesses, and coastal town and parish councils to its free Seagull Summit Thursday October 31.
There will be advice on:
Waste and pest control for food businesses
What residents and businesses can do – proofing and control
Bins and commercial waste
Pest control services and successes
Councillor Tom Wright said "This event was the idea of our Environmental Health Team.
We are organising this event as seagulls have been quite a problem and of particular concern to local businesses this year.
"We want to work with local businesses to help them gain a better understanding of what action they can take to reduce the problem."