Why Bird Spikes Do More Than Just Scare Birds

Why Bird Spikes Do More Than Just Scare Birds

Posted on May 19, 2014 by Alex Kecskes in Bird Spikes

Pigeons and other large pest birds?often gather to perch and roost on ledges and parapet walls. When they do, they can leave an unsightly mess in bird droppings, debris and nesting materials. Many property owners choose to ignore the problem and simply scare birds away. But birds are creatures of habit and they will return--often in greater numbers. The scent of bird droppings and nesting materials attracts them. Its time for a physical bird deterrent like bird spikes.

Its not long before walls, signage, windows and doors are covered with unappealing salt-and-pepper trails of bird droppings. After spending a sizable sum on cleanups and possible repairs (bird droppings can eat into almost any material), many property owners decide to solve their bird problem by resorting to poisons, traps or pellet guns. The problem with this is that many birds are protected by laws that make it illegal to harm them.

You may have noticed that some property owners have installed bird spikes on their roof lines, walls and signage. These do more than just scare birds away--they effectively and humanely prevent them from landing. That's why they're referred to as the anti-perching, anti-roosting bird deterrent. Bird spikes won't harm birds or maintenance crews. They are easy to install, even on narrow surfaces. Here's what Bird-B-Gone--a leader in bird control--recommends when it comes to bird spikes:

Plastic Bird Spikes Come in Many Colors

Bird-B-Gone Plastic Bird Spikes are made of unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate plastic to last for years in harsh outdoor weather. The spikes are non-conductive and will not interfere with electrical or communication equipment--like cell phone or dish antennas. The spiked strips come in 3-, 5- and 7-inch widths to safeguard areas up to 7 inches wide. They are GSA approved and even come in a variety of colors--like brick red, white, crystal clear, light grey, brown, black and tan--so they'll blend in with your property's background or signage. These bird spikes are manufactured in the USA and come with a 5-year guarantee.

Stainless Steel Bird Spikes Are Specified by Architects

The Cadillac of bird spikes, Bird-B-Gone Stainless Steel Bird Spikes are rugged and ideal for use in a wide range applications. The high quality spiked strips are frequently specified by architects, contractors and government agencies. They cost a bit more but need virtually zero maintenance, which makes them ideal for hard-to- reach areas. What makes these bird spikes so unique is that they feature a patented bend and crush design to ensure the spikes stay locked in their unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. The spikes are manufactured in the USA and come with a 10-year guarantee. The stainless steel spiked strips come in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch widths to protect areas up to 8 inches wide.

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.