Bird Deterrents for Roofs

How to Get Rid of Pigeons on the Roof

Bird Deterrents for Roofs

The most effective way to rid your rooftop of pigeons is to install commercial grade bird control products specifically designed for roof applications. At Bird B Gone we specialize in effective bird control products for the professional and residential consumers. Lucky for you, our bird control experts have shared their top recommendations for DIY bird control products for roofs. 

What Attracts Birds to Roofs?

Pigeons, seagulls and other bird species are drawn to roofs for a specific reason, roofs are the perfect destination to roost comfortably. Rooftops provide ample space to look for food, water, and keep a look out for predatory threats. If you have the tallest roof in the neighborhood, there’s a good chance the birds in your area gravitate to your rooftop. Likewise, if your business has the tallest building in the area, the birds are sure to be drawn to your roof to perch. 

Although pigeons are typically the main pest bird, other bird species such as seagulls, crows, and vultures will scout for high vantage points to rest. This is where rooftop bird control becomes so important.  

Note: It is important to clean away nesting materials and droppings thoroughly before installation of products. 

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Roof Deterrents for Pigeons & Seagulls 

Bird Spikes and Bird Wire are two of the most popular deterrents used for pigeon and seagull sized birds. They prevent pigeon sized birds from attaining stable footing to land, forcing them away from the roof. These products should not be used for smaller birds as they allow sparrow sized birds to comfortably perch. Deterrents such as bird spike, bird wire, electric track, and repellent gels will quickly get rid of pigeons when used correctly. 

1) Stainless Steel Bird Spikes for Roofs

  • Stops Pigeons and Seagulls sized birds (Not for small birds)
  • Works for Spanish tiles, shingles, 
  • 10-year product warranty against UV breakdown
  • Pros: easy to install, immediate results, low-profile, not harmful to birds
  • Installation: high quality adhesive or screw down to surface
  • Commercial grade product made for the professional and DIYer

2) Gutter Bird Spikes for Roofs

  • Stops Pigeons and Seagulls sized birds (Not for small birds)
  • Made for Gutters
  • 10-year product warranty against UV breakdown
  • Thumb screws tighten on gutters up to 3/4" thick
  • No additional hardware needed for installation

3) Bird Wire System

  • Stops Pigeons and Seagull sized birds (Not for small birds)
  • Accessory items for flat surfaces and peaked ridges
  • Pros: low-profile, does not harm birds 
  • Cons: installation is more intricate with multi components 
  • Professional installer is recommended

Bird Deterrents for All Bird Sizes (Small, Medium & Large) 

The following products are made to deter all bird species from exposed rooftops. Some locations will experience not just pigeons, but small bird species as well. In these cases, it is important to select the appropriate deterrent for your situation. Bird B Gone’s electric track system works for all bird species. The Bird Jolt Flat Track system conditions pest birds to avoid the tracks by using a mild electric shock. 

1) Bird Jolt Flat Track System

  • Stops All Bird Species; small, medium and large birds 
  • Glue track down to flat or curved rooftops, parapets, Spanish tiles, shingles, and more
  • Powered by solar charger or direct charger
  • Available in several different colors
  • Skill Level: medium to difficult, knowledge of electrical systems recommended
  • Professional Authorized Installers are available 

2) SpectrumV Holographic Bird Gel

  • Stops all bird species; small medium and large
  • Needs to be replaced every few months
  • Glue down with silicon bases adhesive
  • Skill Level: DIY friendly and easy to install

3) Reflect-A-Bird Deterrent 

  • Wind powered, silent, highly reflective 
  • Scares birds away from roof areas with movement and reflective surface 
  • Made of durable aluminum and plastic for outdoor use
  • Easy To Install; screw glue or tie down
  • For best results, use in conjunction with deterrents mentioned above

Professional Recommendations

If you are unsure of which bird deterrents to install on your roof, please give our Bird Control Experts a call at 1-800-392-6915. Our team of experts are ready to identify the problem and help find the best possible solution for your rooftop.   

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