Why Pest Birds Hate Plastic Bird Spikes

Why Pest Birds Hate Plastic Bird Spikes

Posted on June 22, 2014 by Alex Kecskes in Bird Spikes

Pest birds can present a costly, annoying problem. To get rid of birds can be equally problematic. Unfortunately, there are all manner of homegrown bird control remedies out there--everything from ultrasonic devices to propane cannons. The former cant be heard by your average bird, the latter will shatter windows and eardrums. Neither is effective in the long run. The point is, unless you use a proven bird deterrent, something that birds hate, you'll be inundated with the bothersome critters, their nests and droppings.

Creating a No-Landing Zone

Bird spikes are among the most effective and humane bird deterrents ever devised. Reason: they create an anti-perching, anti-roosting area that won't allow birds (especially larger birds) to land on or near them. Try as they may to negotiate a landing, they'll never succeed. After a few tries, even the most stubborn bird will give up and move on. The spiked strips are there 24/7, so birds returning later for a subsequent try will fail. Birds hate that.

No Harm, No Fowl

The plastic bird spikes offered by Bird B Gone are specially designed not to harm birds, curious pets, or the people who install them. The spikes are blunted at the tips and have been approved for use to deter birds by a number of humane groups including the U.S. Humane Society. Architects and government contractors routinely specify bird spikes as an effective pest bird deterrent.

Where to Use Them

Plastic bird spikes are an ideal bird deterrent for use on ledges, roof lines, parapet walls, eaves, I-beams, windowsills, signs, light posts, awnings and canopies the list goes on and on basically wherever bird pests tend to flock or gather. Bird B Gone plastic spikes come in a variety of colors including crystal clear, brick red, light grey, brown, black and tan to blend in with their surroundings.

Which Size Bird Spike?

Plastic bird spikes come in two-foot sections and three different widths 3-, 5- and 7-inch to match the surface you want to protect from birds. The base of each spiked strip is just 1.5 inches wide, which means you can install it on narrow surfaces like signage, light posts, parapet walls, even security cameras. The spikes are boxed in various quantities to fit your needs 6 ft., 20 ft., and 50 ft., so you can buy just the right amount.

Installing Bird Spikes a No Brainer

Bird B Gone plastic bird spikes are specially designed for fast, easy installation. The spiked strips feature a built-in glue tough and pre-drilled mounting holes, so you can install them using commercially available glues, screws or tie downs. A flexible base allows the spiked strip to follow curved surfaces, such as lampposts and signage. Made of unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate, once up, they'll stay up.

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.