Bird Spikes Can Protect Historic Buildings

Bird Spikes Can Protect Historic Buildings

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Alex Kecskes in Bird Spikes

Many historic buildings and structures are uniquely vulnerable to pest birds. This is because these structures are often old and lack effective bird control devices integrated into their design. Most vulnerable are abandoned or historic buildings since they often have many architectural nooks and crannies where birds can roost and nest. Over time, the build-up of bird droppings can corrode stone and metal surfaces, which can degrade historic structures and make them unsound. Bird nests and debris can clog the roof drainage systems in these older buildings and cause leaks and water damage.

Besides the defacement and damage, bird droppings can carry any of 60 known diseases, including histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, toxoplasmosis and more. Clean up crews are often required by law to don PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) like gloves, masks and respirators when removing these droppings.

Here’s what the bird control experts at Bird B Gone recommend to keep pest birds away from historic buildings:

Stainless Steel Bird Spikes

Available in two-foot sections, with up to 40 spikes per foot, Stainless Steel Bird Spikes come in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths to provide increasingly wider areas of protection—up to 10 inches wide. They feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design so the spikes remain firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. This flexible base bends a full 360 degrees, so it can easily “follow” a variety of curved mounting surfaces. Made in the USA, Stainless Steel Bird Spikes come with a 10-year guarantee.

Plastic Bird Spikes

Economical and tough, Plastic Bird Spikes come in three splay widths—3”, 5” and 7”—to protect surfaces up to 9 inches wide. Fabricated of high-strength, unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate plastic, the spikes can endure extreme temperatures—from -200° F to +310° F
(-128° C to +154° C). Made in the USA, Plastic Bird Spikes come with a 5-year guarantee (the longest in the industry for plastic spikes). Plastic spikes even come in various colors, like brick red, white, crystal clear, light grey, brown, black and tan—to blend in with their background.

Mega Bird Spikes

Created specifically for deterring large pest birds like raptors, turkey vultures, seagulls and cormorants, Mega Bird Spikes feature longer stainless steel spikes firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. Made in the USA, Mega Bird Spikes come with a 10-year guarantee.

Easy to Install

Bird B Gone Stainless Steel Bird Spikes come with pre-drilled holes for screw-in attachment. Plastic spikes add a built-in glue trough to speed glue-in installations. For really wide surfaces, more than one row of spikes may be needed to ensure proper bird deterrence.

Backed by Expert Assistance

If you’re unsure about which product would work best for your school, Bird B Gone has over 80 years of combined experience in the field of bird control. We can help you with product selection, installation and cleanup. Just call us at (888) 570-0360 for a catalog, pricing, or product samples or email us at