Outdoor and farmers type food markets have always had problems with pest birds. They love to perch on canopies, awnings, parapet walls and rooflines, just waiting for the right time to swoop down and nibble at the cornucopia of fruits and vegetables on display. If they're not sampling the wares, they're pooping on them. Either way, they present a costly nuisance for these types of food markets. The only effective solution is to implement some type of bird deterrent. One deterrent highly recommended by the bird control experts at Bird-B-Gone is bird spike strips.
Effective and Humane
What makes bird spike strips such an effective and humane pest bird deterrent is that birds simply cant land on or near them. After a few unsuccessful tries, birds give up and move on. And since they're blunted at the tips, bird spike strips won't harm birds, which is why the US Humane Society and PICAS have approved them. Bird-B-Gone offers two versions of this proven effective bird deterrent:
Stainless Steel Bird Spike Strips are Tough as Nails
Bird-B-Gone Stainless Steel Bird Spikes are tough and maintenance free. They incorporate a patented bend and crush design that keeps each spike locked in its UV-protected polycarbonate base. The spiked strips come in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch widths to provide increasingly wider areas of bird deterrence--up to 8 inches wide. Made in the USA, they are guaranteed for a full 10 years.
Plastic Bird Spike Strips Come in a Rainbow of Colors
Many retail businesses like Bird-B-Gone Plastic Bird Spikes because they come in a wide range of colors like brick red, white, crystal clear, light grey, brown, black and tan to blend in with their surroundings. Made of unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate plastic, they cost a bit less than their stainless steel counterparts. These bird spike strips come in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths to safeguard areas up to 7 inches wide. Made in the USA, they come with a 5-year guarantee.
Bird Spike Strips Install Easily
Retail proprietors have found bird spike strips easy to install. Both stainless steel and plastic spikes are mounted in a base that is just 1.5 inches wide. This makes it easy to install the spiked strips on very narrow ledges, parapet walls, awnings, canopies or signage. For added flexibility, the strips can be secured using screws, glue or tie downs. Pre-drilled holes and glue troughs simply installation. Before installing bird spike strips, Bird-B-Gone recommends removing any bird droppings, feathers and nesting materials from the area, as this debris tends to attract pest birds. Also recommended is the use of commercial disinfecting cleaning agents to prevent exposure to any of the 60 known airborne diseases carried by pest birds.
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.