Today’s architects are increasingly choosing to integrate bird control measures into their building designs. They realize that the image of their beautiful arches, clean lines and walls of glass can quickly be ruined by bird droppings. They also know that the acid in bird droppings can eat into wood, metal, vinyl, composites, even stone surfaces to permanently damage areas that were once showpieces of design.
Adding bird control services is an excellent way to round out an architectural firm’s repertoire of capabilities. Ideally, effective bird controls should be installed during the design-build process, and to use low-profile, humane deterrents that are easy to install and maintain. Keeping pest birds away from commercial, historic, civil or federal structures can be an added profit center for any architectural firm.
When integrating bird control measures into an architectural design, one must take into account the aesthetics. Building materials and surfaces should be analyzed to ensure that the bird control methods minimally impact the overall look. Bird control products should be easy to specify. Any bird control repellents and/or deterrents used should meet the approval of local, state and federal agencies for humane operation. The products specified should be of the highest quality and be easy to “drop in” to projects specs. They should be backed by extensive warranties and the firm should offer support to help with the bird control designs.
Pest birds can carry any of 60 transmittable diseases—including Histoplasmosis and West Nile Virus. Left to gather, dried bird feces can quickly build up and enter buildings through AC vents and cause respiratory problems to inhabitants. Birds often build nests in and around ventilation systems, not only spreading disease but blocking airflow to the building, causing a dangerous build up of carbon dioxide inside. Bird droppings can also be very slippery when wet, creating dangerous slip-and-fall hazards.
Bird B Gone products are specified by more architects and engineers than any other bird control products in the industry. They are easy to specify using our CAD details in two formats—DWG and PDF (if you need the file in a different format, let us know). We also offer our 3-part specifications to drop into your project specs.
Every bird problem is different. Bird B Gone can help you select the right bird deterrent based on the bird species, area where they are posing a problem, and whether or not the birds are nesting. Bird controls most often recommended for the architectural industry include:
Polycarbonate Bird Spikes. An economical way to keep pest birds off rooftops, parapet walls, AC units and many other flat or curved surfaces, these UV-protected polycarbonate spiked strips come in two-foot sections and three different splay widths. The base of each spiked strip is 1.5” wide and can be easily glued, screwed, or tied down to most surfaces. Available in a rainbow of colors.
Stainless Steel Bird Spikes. Available in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths to provide increasingly wider areas of protection. These rugged spiked strips feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design, which means the spikes are 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 (e.g., signage & architectural features).
Bird Jolt Flat Track Kit. This low-profile, electric track system produces a harmless electric shock that “educates” pest birds to stay off horizontal surfaces.Lightweight and flexible, the track is easy to install—it bends 360° without compromising its electrical integrity. It’s the only electric track bird deterrent system with patented anti-arcing and glue troughs designs for improved safety and performance. Available in six colors.
Bird Net 2000. Recommended for excluding pest birds from overhangs and other semi-enclosed areas, Bird Net 2000 3/4” mesh netting creates a physical barrier that won’t allow birds to land or nest. The netting is easy to install using Bird B Gone’s complete line of professional grade installation hardware.
If you’re unsure about which product would work best for your specific situation, 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 (800) 392-6915 for a catalog, pricing, or product samples or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also work with a network of authorized installers, call today for a trained bird control professional in your area.