If you're an apartment owner or manager and your tenants are starting to complain about bird droppings in and around your carports, its time to take action. The bird spike is one solution. Bird droppings on parked vehicles can be quite an annoyance. They can also create dangerous slip-and-fall hazards. Should someone fall on your property as a result of bird droppings, you could be legally liable. Bird nests in carports can be equally problematic. Startled birds can annoy tenants, and some bird nests have been known to cause electrical fires in lighted carports.
The longer you wait to implement a bird deterrent strategy, the worse your bird problem will get, for bird pests will be attracted to your carports in greater numbers. The bird spike is highly recommended by the bird control experts at Bird-B-Gone. Here's why:
The Bird Spike is Effective and Humane
Known as the anti-perching, anti-roosting bird deterrent by many commercial property owners, the bird spike will not allow pest birds to land on or near them. After a few unsuccessful tries, birds simply move on. Bird-B-Gone bird spikes are blunted at the tips, so they won't harm birds or installers. They're even approved by the US Humane Society and PICAS. The bird spike comes in two versions:
The Stainless Steel Bird Spike is Built to Last
Bird-B-Gone's Stainless Steel Bird Spike is durable and maintenance free. Its patented bend and crush design keeps each spike firmly positioned in a UV-protected polycarbonate base. The spiked strips come in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch widths to provide increasingly broader areas of anti-perching protection up to 8 inches wide. This bird spike is made in the USA and guaranteed for 10 years.
The Plastic Bird Spike is Built to Blend In
Bird-B-Gone Plastic Bird Spikes combine economy with your choice of colors including brick red, white, crystal clear, light grey, brown, black and tan to blend in with their surroundings. Fabricated of unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate plastic, this bird spike comes in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths to protect surfaces up to 7 inches wide. Made in the USA, it comes with a 5-year guarantee.
The Bird Spike is Easy to Install
Both types of bird spikes are mounted on a 1.5-inch wide base, so you can install them on very narrow beams and ledges. Either bird spike can be secured using screws, glue or tie downs. Pre-drilled holes make installations fast and easy. Before installing any bird spike, Bird-B-Gone recommends removing any bird droppings, feathers and nesting materials from the area (this debris will attract other 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.