Bird spikes are a humane method of deterring birds from roosting on man-made structures.
Please DO NOT use pastes or gels as a bird repellent or deterrent. These pastes and gels permanently stick to a bird's feet and feathers and will eventually impair their ability to fly. The only way to remove the paste is by following the manufacturer's instructions and using vegetable oil, mineral oil or mineral spirits. This means that unless a contaminated bird is caught and properly cleaned, it will most likely die.
A spike that is 4 inches high by 4 inches long is appropriate for most bird species. The number of rows you will need is dependent on the width of the ledge and the width of the spike strip. One 4-inch wide row of spikes will generally protect up to a 5-inch wide surface.
Installation should be made on a clean, dry surface. It is recommended that a surface disinfectant be used to remove existing droppings. The strip should overhang the ledge surface by 1/2 inch.
Here is a table comparison of several popular bird exclusion spikes. They are ideal for addressing problems associated with roosting birds and are the perfect application for building contractors, government agencies, office building/property management, industrial warehouses, and banks and gas stations. A direct link to the product is available by clicking on the product title below.
|Picture||Title (with product link)||Height X Width||Description|
|Plastic Bird Spike Kit||2 1/4" wide x 4 1/2" high||Tough plastic roost-inhibiting spikes Birds instinctively fly to landing areas such as roof ledges, window sills, building projections, trusses and beams. Keep them from landing on your property with these easy-to-use permanent spikes. The long lasting polycarbonate material provides decades of maintenance-free protection. Kit includes 10 ft. of spikes with a tube of adhesive.|
|Single Row Stainless Steel Bird Spikes||2 3/4" wide x 3" high||Nearly invisible Spike Strips keep birds from roosting and making a mess. Stainless Steel 3/4" wide stainless base has two plastic clips that can be used to glue the strip down. Spikes are 3" long. Lightweight, each strip weighs only 1 1/3 oz. 2 ft. in length. Single row stainless strip. Imported.|
|Double Row Stainless Steel Bird Spikes||2 3/4" wide x 3" high||Nearly invisible spike strips. Stainless Steel 3/4" wide stainless base has two plastic clips that can be used to glue the strip down. Spikes are 3" long. Lightweight, each strip weighs only 1 1/3 oz. 2 ft. in length. Double row stainless strip. Imported.|
|Plastic and Stainless Steel Bird Spikes||4" wide x 4" high||These long lasting polycarbonate and stainless steel maintenance-free spikes are an economical choice to rid yourself of pest birds and their waste. Mount on flat, curved or irregular surfaces with adhesive, nails, screws, wire ties, etc. Each strip is 1 ft. long.|