Bird Spikes for Remodels and Retrofits

Bird Spikes for Remodels and Retrofits

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Alex Kecskes in Bird Spikes

One of the best times to install bird control measures is during the remodel or retrofit process. Construction crews are already working on the home or building, ladders and scaffolding are in place, and tools of all types are available. Installing bird deterrents at this time will keep pest birds from defacing and damaging roofs, rain gutters, solar panels, skylights, rotating or static roof vents, and many other areas of a house or structure. It’s that “once of prevention that’s worth a pound of cure” for property owners.

Bird Spikes Work

Easily one of the most effective and humane bird deterrents ever devised, bird spikes won’t allow bird pests—especially larger birds, like pigeons, crows and gulls—to land on or near them. The spiked strips have been approved by a number of humane groups—including the U.S. Humane Society, as well as the GSA. They will not harm birds or installers. Depending on the application, here’s what the bird control experts at Bird B Gone recommend:

Stainless Steel Bird Spikes

Available in two-foot sections and 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths, Stainless Steel Bird Spikes 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). So they can be used in hot or cold areas. 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. Made in the USA, Plastic Bird Spikes come with a 5-year guarantee (the longest in the industry for plastic spikes).

Gutter Bird Spikes

Designed to prevent pest bird from roosting and nesting in rain gutters, Gutter Bird Spikes provide an effective area of deterrence—from four to six inches wide. Each two-foot spiked strip section comes with three stainless steel “C” clamps along the base, which connect to the lip of the gutter. The clamps are thumbscrew adjustable and will adapt to both wide and narrow gutters.

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

All Bird Spikes are designed for easy installation using screws, glue or tie downs. 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.

Backed by Expert Assistance

If you’re unsure about which product would work best for your specific situation, 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