Bird Spikes for the Aviation Industry

Bird Spikes for the Aviation Industry

Posted on October 17, 2015 by Alex Kecskes in Bird Spikes

Pest birds have often created costly problems and hazards for the aviation industry.

Problems Inside Hangars

When birds occupy the high ceiling rafters in aircraft hangars, bird droppings and other bird debris can fall into delicate engine parts and assemblies. In areas where maintenance crews must climb ladders or work on elevated platforms, slippery bird droppings or a startled bird can throw a worker off balance and cause them to slip and fall. These accidents can cause maintenance schedules to slip and create costly delays. Bird droppings also pose a health hazard to work crews, as this waste often carries serious diseases, including histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis, toxoplasmosis and more.

Problems Outside Hangars & Towers

Bird droppings and debris can block skylights, lighting systems and security cameras. This accumulated waste can also interfere with antenna arrays, aircraft warning beacons and rooftop ventilation systems. Roof access ladders can be rendered unsafe due to slippery bird droppings.

The Solution: Bird Spikes

Bird spikes are the proven anti-perching, anti-roosting bird control devices that won’t allow bird pests—especially larger birds, like pigeons, crows and gulls—to land on or near them. Bird Spikes been approved by a number of humane groups—including the U.S. Humane Society, as well as the GSA. Here’s what the bird control experts at Bird B Gone recommend for various areas of an airport:

Stainless Steel Bird Spikes

Available in two-foot sections and 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths, stainless steel bird spikes are ideal for use in and around aircraft hangars. 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”. Fabricated of high-strength, unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate plastic, the spikes are ideal for use on aircraft towers (they won’t interfere with RF transmissions). 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 birds 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.

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