Anti Pigeon Strips: Why Your Shopping Center Needs Them

Anti Pigeon Strips: Why Your Shopping Center Needs Them

Posted on May 7, 2014 by Alex Kecskes in Bird Spikes

As a shopping center owner or facilities manager, you're well aware of the problems pest birds can create especially pigeons. One of the biggest problems created by these bird pests is the cleanup cost associated with their droppings. Without effective bird control measures like anti pigeon strips, these rats with wings will gather in increasingly larger numbers to deface signage, walkways, canopies and entrances. This can not only affect a shopping center's image but create a legal liability, should someone slip and fall on wet bird droppings. If your shopping center has open-air eateries, pigeons can pose a health hazard, since pest birds have been known to carry any of 60 known diseases like salmonella.

Pigeons can also damage rooftop AC units, ventilators, fans, ducting, solar panels, rain gutters, security cameras, antenna arrays and light sensors. Maintenance and cleanup of these devices and equipment can be expensive. Keeping pigeons away with anti pigeon strips has proven effective for many shopping centers. Here's what the bird control experts at Bird-B-Gone recommend:

Anti Pigeon Strips Deny Pigeons a Place to Perch or Roost

Anti pigeon strips are specially designed to function as a bird barrier wherever pigeons try to land. They're recommended by government agencies and architects as an effective anti-perching, anti-roosting bird deterrent. After a few unsuccessful tries, pigeons will leave. Bird-B-Gone anti pigeon strips are blunted at the tips, so they won't harm pigeons or installers. They're even approved by the US Humane Society and PICAS. The strips come in two types:

Stainless Steel Anti Pigeon Strips are Tough and Durable

Bird-B-Gone's stainless steel anti pigeon strips feature a patented bend and crush design that keeps each spike tightly positioned in its UV-protected polycarbonate base. The strips come in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch widths to provide increasingly wider areas of anti-pigeon protection up to 8 inches wide. Made in the USA, these anti pigeon strips are guaranteed for 10 years

Plastic Anti Pigeon Strips Combine Value with a Choice of Color

Bird-B-Gone plastic anti pigeon strips offer economy and come in a variety of colors including brick red, white, crystal clear, light grey, brown, black and tan to blend in with a buildings facade. These strips are fabricated of unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate plastic and come in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths to protect parapet walls, signage and other areas where pigeons tend to gather up to 7 inches wide. Made in the USA, these anti pigeon strips come with a 5-year guarantee.

Anti Pigeon Strips Install Easily

Anti pigeon strips are easily installed using screws, glue or tie downs. Pre-drilled holes and glue troughs make installation simple. Before installing any strip, Bird-B-Gone recommends removing any bird droppings, feathers and nesting materials from the area (this debris will attract other pigeons).

Bird-B-Gone is the worlds largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. The company provides advice, training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.