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Effective Bird Control for the Window Cleaning Industry

 

Pest birds have always been a major problem for window cleaners. When birds sit on the ledge or parapet wall of a building, bird droppings will pile up on windows and windowsills. This makes windows not only difficult to clean, but the droppings can seriously damage windowsills, window seals and gaskets, causing leaks. The acidic nature of bird droppings can “eat” into and permanently damage steel, aluminum, vinyl, plastic and glass. Bird droppings can also “freeze up” windows that are designed to open. And they can damage window screens. For window cleaners, bird droppings can create dangerous slip-and-fall hazards on scaffolding and ladders.

 

Early Bird Tactics

 

Ideally, bird control measures should be installed when buildings are built. This proactive approach is the best way to prevent defacement and damage. The next best tactic is to deter birds as soon as they’re noticed. Most window cleaners already have access to special tools and lift equipment, so installing bird deterrents is both simplified and economical. Wait too long and birds being creatures of habit will stubbornly refuse to leave.

 

Why Specify Bird B Gone

 

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.

 

Bird Controls to Match Your Need

 

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 window cleaning industry include:

 

  • Polycarbonate Bird Spikes. Ideal for keeping pest birds off parapet walls, ledges, windowsills and many other flat or curved surfaces, these UV-protected polycarbonate spiked strips come in two-foot sections and 3-, 5-, and 7-inch splay widths. The base of each spiked strip is 1.5” wide and can be easily glued, screwed, or tied down to most surfaces.

 

  • Stainless Steel Pigeon 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 window ledges and sills.

 

  • 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 Slope. This physical bird deterrent blocks birds from landing or nesting in 90° areas, such as open ledges or eaves. Effective for deterring small and large birds, each sloped section is 4 feet long and will cover a ledge up to 7” wide. Extenders are available for wider ledges. The panels are made of UV- protected PVC to ensure sun and weather resistance.

 

 

Expert Assistance

 

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 (888) 570-0360 for a catalog, pricing, or product samples or email us at nobirds@birdbgone.com. We also work with a network of authorized installers, call today for a trained bird control professional in your area. 

 

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