Stop nuisance pigeons from landing with pigeon spikes

Stop nuisance pigeons from landing with pigeon spikes

Posted on July 10, 2016 by Alex Kecskes in Pigeon Spikes

Nuisance pigeons continue to present a costly problem to property owners worldwide. They deface and damage buildings and structures to the tune of millions of dollars every year. Maintenance costs climb annually as cleanup and repair crews try to keep pace with the droppings, nests and other debris. Sidewalks, entryways, windows and doors are often covered with unsightly pigeon droppings that must be cleaned on a weekly and sometimes daily basis.

Nuisance pigeon droppings eat into metal, wood, plastic, vinyl and stone surfaces. Left to gather, these droppings can cause expensive damage to rooftop AC units, ventilators, skylights, solar panels and water drainage systems. The droppings are often hard to remove and may require maintenance crews to wear PPE (proper protective equipment).

Ladders, scaffolds and fire escapes coated in nuisance pigeon droppings can make them dangerously slippery and unsafe. Even walkways and entryways can dangerously slippery when pigeon droppings are wet or become damp. Pest pigeons nesting in electrical signage or near other electrical wiring has led to fires.

Say Good-bye to Nuisance Pigeons with Pigeon Spikes

The best way to get rid of these “rats with wings” is with professional-level bird control deterrents. Chief among these is the world-renowned pigeon spike. Bird B Gone Stainless Steel Bird Spikes are specifically designed to permanently keep nuisance pigeons off building rooftops, parapet walls, light fixtures and other flat or curved surfaces. They are the #1 specified pigeon spike by architects, contractors, and government agencies. The spiked strips come in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths to provide increasingly wider areas of protection—up to 10 inches wide. These rugged spiked strips feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design, which keeps the spikes 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.

On a Budget? Try Plastic Pigeon Spikes

Among the most affordable on the market, Bird B Gone Plastic Bird Spikes are made of rigid polycarbonate plastic and are UV protected, so they’re sun and weatherproof. Virtually invisible, they come in six colors--including crystal clear--to blend in with their surroundings. The spiked strips are available in 3”, 5” and 7” widths to cover increasingly wider surfaces. Non-conductive, the plastic spikes will not interfere with electrical or communications and transmissions . The spikes carry an industry leading 5-year guarantee.

Additional Tactics for Nuisance Pigeons

There are some additional steps you can take to keep nuisance pigeons off property or structures. These include keeping trash containers closed, eliminating water puddles (caused by rain or sprinklers), and discouraging visitors and employees from feeding them.

Backed by Expert Assistance

If you’re unsure about which product would work best to keep nuisance pigeons off your buildings, 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 We also work with a network of authorized