Maintenance and facilities managers are caught between a rock and hard place. They must keep up with the defacement and damage caused by birds in the wake of ever shrinking maintenance budgets.
If not promptly removed, bird droppings and debris can damage rooftop HVAC units, circulating air vents, skylights, solar panels, security cameras, lighting systems and signage. Nests and feathers can also clog rain gutters and drain spouts, leading to costly roof leaks. Left to gather near electrical wiring or other electrical systems, this debris can even create a fire hazard. Equally problematic, bird droppings can create dangerous slip-and-fall hazards on walkways and entryways, which can result in injury and costly litigation. Bird droppings also pose a health hazard to maintenance crews, as this waste often carries serious diseases, including histoplasmosis, encephalitis, salmonella, meningitis and more.
The bird control experts at Bird B Gone can provide that “ounce of prevention” in dealing with pest birds. Here’s what they recommend:
Stainless Steel Bird Spikes
Available 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). This makes them ideal for large, industrial or commercial applications. Plastic spikes come in 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. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.