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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 We also work with a network of authorized installers, call today for a trained bird control professional in your area. 


  1. 23 $ Price From: $23.00

    Plastic Bird Spikes come in 2-foot sections for quick installation. 

    Bird-B-Gone Polycarbonate Bird Spikes are an effective, humane solution for deterring large birds from landing in unwanted areas.
    Birds cannot land on the un-even surface created by the spikes and will move on. Bird-B-Gone plastic bird spikes are sold in variety of sizes, be sure to measure carefully and buy the appropriate amount.

    Ledge Size Suggested Spike Width
    1" - 5" width 3" width
    5" - 7" width 5" width
    6" - 9" width 7" width


    Need help installing bird spikes? 
    Download the guide:
    Bird Spike Installation Tips today!


    Availability: In stock

  2. 34.4 $ Price From: $34.40

    Stainless Steel Pigeon Spikes come in 2ft. sections.  Choose by the linear feet you need to protect.  Stainless steel pigeon spikes are used on buildings and structures to keep pest birds from landing and roosting.  Pigeon spikes are effective, humane, and will not harm birds.


    • #1 specified pigeon spike by architects, contractors, and government agencies.
    • Industry leading guarantee of 10 years.
    • Virtually invisible; will fit any contour – can safely bend 360 degrees!
    • Pigeon spikes are easy to install; can be glued, screwed or tied down.
    • Manufactured by Bird-B-Gone in the USA.


    Ledge Size Suggested Spike Width
    2" - 4" width 3" width
    5" - 7" width 5" width
    8" - 10" width 8" width


    Need help installing bird spikes? 
    Download the guide:
    Bird Spike Installation Tips today!


    Availability: In stock

  3. 425 $ Price From: $425.00

    Bird Jolt Flat TrackKit is a low profile, electrical track system that produces a mild electrical shock when birds land on its surface.

    The Kit includes:

     Bird Jolt Flat Track  100'
     Lead-in Connector Loops  2 ea.
     "Snug-Fit" Track Connectors  3 ea.
     Bilingual Warning Labels  10 ea.
     Snug-Fit Corner Connectors  3 ea.
     Blue Wire Connectors  10 ea.

    Bird Jolt Flat Track is the only electric track bird deterrent system with patented anti-arcing and glue trough designs and is the safest most effective electric track available.

    Availability: In stock

  4. 255 $ Price From: $255.00

    Bird Slope is a physical bird deterrent used to block birds from landing or nesting on open ledges.  Bird Slope’s unique angled design makes it impossible for birds to land or nest in 90° areas such as ledges or eaves. Bird Slope is effective for small and large birds.

    Each section of slope is 4 feet long and will cover a ledge up to 7” wide. Extenders are available for wider ledges. Bird Slope is manufactured by Bird-B-Gone in the USA.


    Case contains: 48 feet of Bird Slope (12 sections)

    Availability: In stock

  5. 175 $ Price From: $175.00

    Bird Netting 3/4" mesh All Birds


    Bird Net 2000 is heavy duty polyethylene bird netting used to humanely block birds from entering unwanted areas.

    Bird Net 2000 is the most efficient and effective method for excluding birds and is effective for all bird species. The netting creates a physical barrier to prevent birds from landing or nesting.


    Bird-B-Gone netting carries an industry leading guarantee of 10 years (black netting). We offer a complete line of professional grade installation hardware to suit any job and can assist with design and installation.


    Availability: In stock

  6. 115 $ $115.00

    Transparent bird gel is a sticky repellent used to prevent birds from landing on horizontal surfaces.  Bird Gel is applied to areas where birds are landing; birds will not like the sticky sensation on their feet and will move on to a more comfortable spot.

    The gel is sold by the case, 12 tubes in each case that will cover an area approximately 120’ long by 3” wide. Bird Gel lasts up to 6 months outdoors. (Do not use on porous surfaces)


    Availability: In stock