Birds that cause the most damage in Colorado are woodpeckers, swallows and pigeons. Woodpeckers like the northern flicker, the red-headed woodpecker, and the downy woodpecker cause extensive and costly damage to wood shingles, siding and patio covers. Swallows build mud nests that can damage wood surfaces, and their nests, droppings, and feathers often get sucked into vents, drains and pipes, which can create a fire hazard. Pigeons carry bugs and diseases, and the uric acid in their urine can “eat into” metal, wood, plastic and even degrade stone.
Here’s what the bird control experts at Bird B Gone recommend to solve Colorado’s bird problems:
Woodpeckers are not easily driven from their pecking sites, and nests may not be removed if eggs or young are present. Prompt proactive action is recommended. Bird B Gone’s BeakGuard Woodpecker Deterrent is an elastomeric acrylic finish that’s easily applied to wood to discourage woodpeckers from attacking siding and other vulnerable areas. It covers latex-painted surfaces, wood, fiber-cement, stucco, aluminum or vinyl. The compound won't hurt woodpeckers or other birds. BeakGuard is durable, resists dirt pick up and stands up to heavy weather. It’s easily applied with a brush, roller, paint pad or ordinary spray equipment. Once applied, it leaves a vapor permeable, flexible membrane that retains its color. A single gallon covers approximately 180 square feet.
Here again prompt action is advised, since it’s illegal to intentionally capture, kill or disrupt these migratory birds or their nests and eggs. Bird-B-Gone’s Bird Slope consists of angled, slippery PVC panels that deny swallows a solid footing, so they can’t land. Bird Slope panels are available in different colors to blend in with a building’s exterior colors. Each section of Bird Slope is 4’ long, 7” wide, and they come 48 feet per box. The maintenance-free panels are made of UV-protected PVC, so they’re sun and weather resistant. They are easily mounted under eaves and other 90-degree nooks and crannies where swallows often build their nests.
Bird B Gone offers a wide range of pigeon deterrents. Among the most effective is the Stainless Steel Bird Spike. Available in two-foot sections and 1-, 3-, 5- and 8-inch splay widths, the spiked strips provide increasingly wider areas of protection—up to 10 inches wide. They feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design so the spikes remain 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. Made in the USA, Stainless Steel Bird Spikes come with a 10-year guarantee.
Bird-B-Gone is the world’s 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 in every state for those who need help with these and other bird control measures.