Best Bird Deterrents: A Buyer’s Guide

Best Bird Deterrents: A Buyer’s Guide

Posted on July 22, 2020 by Bird B Gone in Bird Control

Effective bird deterrents discourage birds from visiting your property and prevent them from roosting or nesting. If you’re trying to protect your residential or commercial property from the damage caused by pest birds, deterrents will play a critical role. Some deterrents are physical; these devices create tangible barriers that birds are unable to breach. Examples of these types of bird deterrents include spikes, netting, bird slope, bird spiders, and vent guards. . Other deterrents are sensory; these products assault the birds’ senses and drive them away. Sounds, smells, sights, and textures can all be used to deter birds from making themselves at home in your space.

The type of bird deterrent you choose depends upon the specific nature of the bird problem you’re experiencing and the area you need to protect. Bird B Gone is the world’s leader in safe and humane products proven to deter birds of all feathers. All our deterrent products are humane and fully compliant with all state and federal laws.

Before You Begin: Set Yourself Up for Success

First and foremost, bird control is possible and is within reach. Bird B Gone has a solution for you. Effective, lasting bird control often entails a strategic combination of products that attack the problem from all sides. That said, it’s very, very difficult to deter birds from areas where evidence of prior bird habitation is prevalent. Some quality legwork and elbow grease on the front end vastly improves your chances for success over the long term. If the problem is small, you can tackle cleanup yourself, but if the mess is significant, hire a professional. Bird droppings are toxic; professionals have the training and equipment required to stay safe.

To set yourself up for success:

1. Remove Sources of Food and Water

Birds, like people, are most comfortable where food and water are plentiful and easy to access. Where possible, remove sources of food and water from the area.

2. Clean Up

Birds like their own messes, so removing evidence of bird habitation is critical. Look for signs of nesting in the area, as that will impact which deterrent you ultimately choose.

3. Prep

Installation of most bird deterrent devices is simple, but careful preparation is required. Make certain surfaces are clean and dry.

4. Measure

Measure the length and width of the space. Diligent measuring will help you get the appropriate coverage. Remember that birds like to take the easy way; they’ll look for another place to roost close by if something interferes with their favorite spot. You should plan to protect the entire area.

Choosing a Bird Deterrent

Bird B Gone offers a wide variety of outstanding deterrent options designed to address a broad range of pest bird problems. Visit our website today for a full list of all our bird deterrents or talk to a member of our team; our experts are here to help. The following is an overview of four of our best-selling deterrent products.

Bird Spikes

Bird control spikes are a physical bird deterrent device used to prevent birds from perching or roosting on flat surfaces. They’re great for roof peaks, ledges, beams, eaves, I-beams, windowsills, light posts, signs, and more. Spikes deter a wide variety of birds, including pigeons, seagulls, and everything in between. The system consists of multiple rows of angled rods mounted in a sturdy base that’s fastened temporarily or permanently to a flat or curved surface. The spikes aren’t sharp and aren’t intended to cause harm; their dull tips are 100% safe and humane. The spikes simply serve to painlessly block the birds’ feet from being able to reach the flat surface. Bird B Gone carries several excellent bird spike products to choose from.

Stainless-Steel Pigeon Spikes

The Bird Spike 2001 is the #1 bird spike specified by contractors and architects alike. Each high-quality spike strip consists of rows of stainless-steel spikes mounted in a flexible polycarbonate base. Each base is notched for tool-free breakaway, so you can get precisely the length you need, and placing strips side by side increases coverage width. The pins are spaced to deter nesting, but spikes aren’t the right solution if nesting is present. Stainless-steel spikes come in a length of 2’ and in 1”, 3”, 5”, and 8” widths. Our stainless-steel spikes carry a 10-year warranty.

  • Ideal for narrow, flat surfaces
  • Easy installation
  • Temporary or permanent solution
  • High durability
  • Flexible enough to fit curved surfaces
  • Virtually invisible
  • Long life
  • Front-end material costs are higher than other deterrent systems

Bird Spike 2000 Polycarbonate Bird Spikes

Bird Spike 2000 is made from long-lasting polycarbonate plastic. These spike strips are weatherproof, UV resistant, and built to last a long time. Strips are simple to install on any flat surface. Strips come in standard 2’ sections that are notched for easy breakaway. Plastic bird spikes are available in 3”, 5”, and 7” widths, come in six different colors, and carry a 5-year warranty.

  • Easy temporary or permanent installation
  • High durability
  • Inexpensive
  • Highly effective
  • More visible than stainless-steel spikes
  • Shorter expected life than stainless-steel spikes
  • Not suitable for curved surfaces
  • Not suitable in areas where nesting is present


SpectrumV Holographic Bird Gel uses a powerful combination of three deterrents to prevent birds of all shapes and sizes from coming near the treated area.

  • Holographic technology creates visual hot spots via reflection that scare birds away.
  • The sticky texture of the gel annoys birds and keeps them away.
  • A proprietary blend of active ingredients, creates an aroma that irritates birds and sends them packing.

SpectrumV Holographic Bird Gel comes in easy-to-install plastic dishes that can be applied to any horizontal surface.

  • Easy installation
  • Trisensory action
  • Humane
  • Low cost
  • High durability; won’t degrade in the sunlight
  • Low maintenance
  • Virtually invisible
  • Increasing coverage is as easy as placing more dishes
  • Protecting an entire area requires placing dishes on all nearby horizontal surfaces
  • Can’t be used on vertical surfaces
  • Dishes are long-lasting, but do need to be replaced. Replacement time varies based upon climate.

Beyond Flat Surfaces

Sometimes the area you need to protect isn’t a flat surface. Locations such as trees, picnic and patio areas, eaves, attic spaces, semi-enclosed garages and storage sheds, rafters, warehouses, and walkway covers also attract birds but aren’t well-suited to spikes or gel dishes. These open areas require a long-lasting deterrent that birds can sense before they even enter the space.


Avian Block is the answer. This powerful deterrent is a nontoxic, humane solution that effectively keeps pest birds away. Avian Block uses methyl anthranilate (MA) to repel all types of birds, including geese, woodpeckers, pigeons, crows, woodpeckers, grackles, and more. Large and small birds alike are irritated by the smell of MA. Avian Block comes in blocks and pouches. They take seconds to place or hang, and no special tools are required.

  • Easy installation
  • Deters large and small birds
  • Doesn’t require a flat surface
  • Virtually invisible
  • Low cost
  • Requires no specialized equipment
  • Safe for agricultural settings
  • Product needs to be replaced every 3 months. Replacement time varies based upon climate.

Solving Problems with the Help of Bird B Gone

Bird B Gone is here with innovative and effective solutions for all your bird control problems. We offer an outstanding selection of bird deterrents designed to respond to a wide range of bird challenges. The best bird control problem is the one that never happened. Call Bird B Gone today to learn how we can help you keep birds away.