Spikes for Bird Control: How Do They Work and Are the Effective?

When looking for bird extermination options, many customers ask, “Are bird spikes effective for bird control?” The answer is certainly yes. Bird spikes are effective bird control tools for many bird species and in a variety of areas. The base of bird spikes are flexible and can take on any shape to prevent pests from sitting on edges, railings and buildings. Many commercial establishments use bird spikes to deter pest birds and eliminate related issues before invasion occurs.

How Do Bird Spikes Work?

Bird spikes are designed to prevent birds from resting anywhere they want. Bird spikes aren’t designed to hurt birds. They have a narrow, flexible base with distending stainless steel spikes. These spikes aren’t sharp and thus won’t cause injury to birds and the people installing them. Instead, the spikes are spaced close together to prevent large birds from landing.

To provide options for ledges, signs and pipes, bird spikes are available in various sizes — narrow (2.5 in), wide (5 in), and extra wide (8 in). Installation is easy. The spikes are short and easy to cut, and the installer can easily glue or screw them to the desired surface. Nearby nails may look intimidating, but 4.5-inch nails are barely noticeable when placed on your building.

The Benefits of Bird Spikes for Effective Bird Control

Many businesses use bird spikes, both in urban and rural areas. The reason these deterrents are so widely used is simple. They have different benefits that make bird spikes effective in different ways. Bird spikes are:

  • Humane bird control
  • Easy to install
  • Versatile
  • Effective against large birds in medium bird weight areas
  • Low-visibility deterrents
  • Durable and last for years
  • Flexible base for curved surfaces
  • Closely spaced spikes to prevent debris buildup
  • Available in various widths for different surfaces
  • Useful in conjunction with other products

Where Should You Use Spikes for Bird Control?

Property owners can use bird spikes in various medium pressure areas where large birds sit. Since the spikes are available in a variety of widths and match the shape of almost any surface, they will provide an ideal deterrent on very high surfaces that birds often enjoy. To employ bird spikes in the following areas, you may need to purchase several widths to accommodate the dimensions of the different sections of the building. 

Bird spikes are ideal for window sills, rooflines, signs, eaves, ledges, parapet walls, overhangs, chimneys and pipes. Do you want to install Spikes for Bird Control on your premises? We can help. At Pest Control Pros, we provide our customers with effective bird control solutions at affordable prices. For more information or to request a free quote, get in touch with the team today.

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