How to Keep Birds Away From Your Boat Using Plastic Spikes

How to Keep Birds Away From Your Boat Using Plastic Spikes

Posted on May 5, 2014 by Alex Kecskes in Bird Spikes

Getting your boat ready for summer is hard enough without dealing with the problems of pest birds. Their nests droppings and feathers can be a real nuisance. Just trying to remove droppings from masts, spreaders and radar units can become an all-day job. Fail to remove this debris and you'll have more than just a clean up job on your hands, but costly replacements. Fail to deter pest birds with an effective bird barrier like plastic spikes and you'll have a repeat of last year (assuming you ignored the birds in winter and early spring).

Being proactive is key when it comes to dealing with pest birds around boats. And one of the best ways to rid your vessel of bird pests is the plastic spike. It just so happens, that the bird control experts at Bird-B-Gone have a few suggestions when it comes to plastic spikes

Plastic Spikes Won't Allow Pest Birds to Land

Used by boat owners worldwide, plastic bird spikes create an anti-perching, anti-roosting no landing zone wherever they're installed. After a few unsuccessful tries, birds will simply give up and move on to someone else's vessel. Ideal for use against large birds like pigeons, crows, gulls, and cormorants, plastic spikes are less expensive than stainless steel bird spikes. And since, they're blunted at the tips, they won't harm birds, which is why the US Humane Society and PICAS have approved them for use as a bird deterrent.

Plastic Spikes Come in Different Sizes and Colors

The quality built plastic spikes offered by Bird-B-Gone are made of rigid UV-resistant unbreakable polycarbonate to last for years in punishing marine weather. The spikes are available in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths to create an effective bird barrier up to 7 inches wide. And to make them less conspicuous, plastic spikes come in a variety of colors including brick red, white, crystal clear, light grey, brown, black and tan. Made in the USA, these plastic spikes are covered by a 5-year guarantee.

Plastic Spikes Are Designed for Easy Installation

Built for fast installation, Bird-B-Gone plastic spikes are easily attached to masts, spreaders, radar units and other lofty areas of your vessel using zip ties. These plastic spikes won't interfere with RF signals and other communications devices. When you're ready to set sail, the bird spikes can be quickly removed and conveniently stowed away.

Prep Before Installing Plastic Spikes

Before installing bird spikes, clean the surface, removing any old bird droppings, feathers and nesting materials their scent will draw more birds. Be sure to use commercial disinfectants to prevent exposure to any of the 60 known airborne diseases carried by birds. Use eye and respiratory protection if the area is heavily contaminated with bird droppings.

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.