Bird Spikes

Why Use Bird Spikes?

Bird spikes are a humane, affordable and effective way to keep larger pest birds like pigeons and gulls off of buildings, homes and other structures.  Bird-B-Gone manufactures two types of bird deterrent spike, plastic and stainless steel.  The spike strips create an uneven landing zone, so birds will move on to a more suitable area.  Once installed, bird spikes are virtually invisible and require very little maintenance. 

 

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Plastic Bird Spikes

Price From: $23.00

Stainless Steel Pigeon Spikes

Price From: $34.40

Mega Bird Spikes

$263.50

Gutter Bird Spikes

Price From: $205.00

Girder Bird Spikes

Price From: $240.50

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Plastic Bird Spikes vs Stainless Steel Bird Spikes

Feature

Plastic Bird Deterrent Spikes

Stainless Bird Spikes

Guarantee

5-years

10-years

Made in the USA

Yes

Yes

Sizes

3”, 5” & 7”

1”, 3”, 5” & 8”

Non-conductive

Yes

No

Safe for birds

Yes

Yes

U.V. protected polycarbonate

Yes

Yes

Flexible

Yes

Yes

Easy to install

Yes

Yes

Built in screw holes

Yes

Yes

Glue trough on bottom

Yes

No

Bends 360 degree to fit curves

No

Yes

No-gap, center spike design

Yes

Yes

 

How to Choose the Right Size Bird Spike:

single spike installation

Bird-B-Gone spikes come in various sizes.  Choosing the right size for your installation is a very important step to ensure that your bird problem is successfully solved.  Besides measuring the linear footage required, you also need to know the width of the surface being protected.  In some cases more than on row of bird deterrent spikes will be needed to completely cover the area.  See the example below on how to measure and purchase the appropriate amount of spike strips.

Single Edged Surfaces:

Allow no more than ½” of space from the back wall or surface.  It is recommended to allow at least a ¼” of overhang on the outside edge of the surface being protected.  It is ideal if you can cover the entire surface with the bird deterrent spikes, leaving no space for birds to "wiggle" into.  Be sure to purchase the correct size (width) spike to do the job right.

 

Multi-spike installation

Double Edged Surfaces:

Cover the entire surface with bird spikes.  Do not allow any space between rows of spikes if more than one row is needed.  It is recommended that you overlap the spike strips by 1” to ensure proper coverage.

When installing more than one row of bird spikes, start by installing the row farthest from the front and continue forward to be sure that the entire surface is covered.

Installing Bird Spikes

Before you install the bird spikes, be sure to do a thorough clean-up of the surface the spike strips will be installed on.  Remove all debris from the area, like nesting material, loose leaves and twigs.  To remove the bird droppings, soak the surface with an ammonia and water mix or use a disinfectant such as Microcide SQ.

Now that the area is clean and dry you can install the bird spikes.  The spike strips can be installed using glue, screws or both.  When installing the spikes be sure to cover the entire surface; do not leave more than a ½” of space where birds can land and defeat the spikes.

Using Glue: 

Use a polyurethane outdoor adhesive like E6100 to install the bird spikes.  Apply the glue along the center of the base of the spikes or in the glue trough on the underside of the plastic bird spikes, add a dab of adhesive to the screw holes as well.  Press down onto the surface until the glue “mushrooms” up through the screw holes.  The adhesive will take about an hour to set, so try not to bump into the spikes while the adhesive is curing.

Using Screws:

Use wood screws to attach to wood surfaces.  Screw into the pre-drilled holes on the spike strips.  Be sure to have on screw on each end of the spikes and at least one in the middle to prevent bowing.