Plastic Bird SpikesEffective Bird Deterrents for Todays Retailers

Plastic Bird SpikesEffective Bird Deterrents for Todays Retailers

Posted on April 27, 2014 by Alex Kecskes in Bird Spikes

It starts with only a few birds on your roofline, canopy, awning or signage. But unless you implement some effective bird controls--like plastic bird spikes--pest birds will be drawn to your retail outlet in increasing numbers. Before you realize it, you'll have to contend with damaged roofing tiles, blocked and defaced signage, plugged-up rain gutters and spouts, and solar panels, skylights and rooftop ventilators covered with bird droppings. Not exactly the kind of expenses you need right now. Consider, too, the added expense of washing down your walkways, windows and doors every day to clear them of unsightly bird droppings. There's also the slip-and-fall hazards wet bird droppings create in front of your store.

The first step in getting rid of bird pests is to close dipsy-dumpsters and seal all trashcan lids tight. Trim the trees around your store as well. Next, follow the advice of the bird control experts at Bird-B-Gone--install Plastic Bird Spikes.

Why Plastic Bird Spikes

These anti-perching, anti-roosting spiked strips won't allow birds to negotiate a landing on or near them. They're blunted at the tips and approved for use as a bird deterrent by the US Humane Society and PICAS. Ideal for large birds like pigeons, crows and gulls, plastic bird spikes are less expensive than stainless steel bird spikes, but they're ruggedly designed and get the job done. They're also non-conductive, so they can be used around cell phone and other RF antennas without worries about interference.

Plastic Bird Spikes Come in Many Sizes and Colors

The high quality plastic bird spikes offered by Bird-B-Gone are constructed of rigid UV-resistant unbreakable polycarbonate to resist rain and sun exposure. The spikes come in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths to create a bird barrier up to 7 inches wide. They even come in a rainbow of colors--including brick red, white, crystal clear, light grey, brown, black and tan--to blend in with your stores color theme or signage. Made in the USA, these plastic bird spikes come with a 5-year guarantee.

Plastic Bird Spikes Are Designed for Easy Installation

Uniquely designed for fast, easy mounting, plastic bird spikes can be easily installed by your maintenance crew. They include predrilled holes and glue troughs, so they can be glued down, nailed or screwed onto most any surface. Before installing any bird spikes, your maintenance crew should first thoroughly clean the surface, removing any loose rust, peeling paint, bird droppings, feathers and nesting materials. (The scent of the latter three will draw more birds.) Be sure to use commercial disinfectants to prevent exposure to any of the 60 known airborne diseases carried by birds. You should also provide 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.