Effective Bird Control for The Sign Industry


The signage industry has as particular vested interest in protecting their signs from defacement and damage. After all, it’s the sign that reflects a company’s image. And in many cases, the location of signs means they’re costly to repair or replace.

Birds often roost or nest in and around signs, billboards, and channel letters because the high perches offer a good vantage point for predators and food sources. Birds will also nest between billboards and inside of channel letters.

Bird droppings not only deface signs with unattractive streaks, but the acidic nature of droppings can “eat” into and permanently damage signs made of steel, plastic, glass, even stonework. Bird nesting materials make excellent kindling and many signs have caught fire when heated bulbs or electrical wiring came in contact with feathers and twigs in bird nests.

Proactive Bird Control is Best
Ideally, bird control measures should be installed when the signs go up. This proactive approach is the best and most economical way to prevent sign defacement and damage. The next best tactic is to deter birds as soon as they’re noticed, for the longer they’re allowed to inhabit an area, the more difficult it will be to remove them. Fortunately, most signage contractors already have access to special tools and lift equipment, so installing bird deterrents on signage is both simplified and economical.

Bird Controls to Match Your Need
Bird controls most often recommended for the signage industry include:

  • Stainless Steel Bird Spikes
    Available in 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths to provide increasingly wider areas of protection—up to 10 inches wide. 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 letters). Made in the USA, Stainless Steel Bird Spikes come with a 10-year guarantee.

  • Bird Jolt Flat Track
    This low-profile, electric track system produces a harmless electric shock that “educates” pest birds to stay off signage and similar 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.

  • Bird Net 2000
    Recommended for excluding pest birds from signage 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.

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 800-392-6915 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.