Bird Spikes by Pest-Tech
Birds nesting on your property can cause tons of damage and lead to serious health risks for the general public. Unfortunately, controlling birds is difficult; therefore, Pest Tech uses preventative measures such as pigeon spikes to deter these pest birds. Protect your home or business from the damaging effects of birds nesting on your property.
For more information on our bird-proofing solutions, please get in touch with our bird control specialists at 01622 296055 and organise your free survey.
Bird Spike Installation Services Near Me
If you have noticed birds roosting on your property, it is crucial to implement effective pest control solutions. Birds such as pigeons, seagulls, starlings and other nuisance birds can nest on your roof or balcony and cause severe structural damage.
Moreover, birds create a hazardous environment as their droppings are slippery and carry airborne pathogens. This danger can affect your family’s well-being or damage your business’s reputation. Therefore, installing bird spikes will deter and encourage birds to nest elsewhere.
What Are Anti-Bird Spikes?
Bird control spikes or pigeon spikes are an innovative control method which deters nuisance birds from roosting on your property. They are manufactured using blunt steel or plastic spikes connected to a polycarbonate base, which can be installed on almost any surface. This crisscross spike design creates an impenetrable barrier for larger birds, and this is a highly effective preventative measure. Furthermore, this barrier is designed specifically to block birds from reaching their favourite nesting spots, and it is a humane and cost-effective solution to bird pest control.
These spikes are commonly installed on commercial properties; however, they are becoming increasingly popular for domestic and residential homes due to their versatility. Some of the most common locations for our bird spike installation services include;
What Are The Benefits Of Seagull and Pigeon Spikes?
Domestic and commercial pigeon spikes protect your property from guano, damage and diseases. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981), birds, bird nests and their eggs are protected and cannot be harmed. Therefore, installing these bird spikes on your property will act as a humane preventative measure to minimise your risk of a bird infestation. Moreover, some other benefits of humane anti-bird spikes include the following;
Bird spikes are incredibly tough and resistant to the weather; therefore, this bird control solution is a long-lasting deterrent method. Furthermore, if they are maintained correctly, the typical lifespan of steel bird spikes is between 15-20 years.
In addition to their long lifespan, bird spikes are also highly effective compared to bird netting. Your investment in successful bird pest control will minimise bird droppings and property damage. Bird guano cleaning by professionals is expensive and time-consuming. As a result, this will save you money in maintaining your property and provide you and your family with a safe place to live.
Bird control spikes can be anchored to your property with industry mastic. This makes it the perfect option for listed buildings or historic properties, as you do not need to drill into the stonework to secure it. In addition, this stronghold mastic can help fix bird spikes to even the smallest of places, such as window sills, ledges and pipes, which would otherwise be difficult to connect to.
Bird Control Methods
In addition to bird or pigeon spikes, we offer other seagull and pigeon control solutions that may better conform to your property. During our initial survey, our team will identify the best control method to implement on your property based on the space size, the pest in question, and the extent of the problem. Our other bird control solutions include bird netting, bird deterrents and hawking.
Speak with a Pest-Tech technician for professional guidance on which bird control method is best for your property. Call us today at 01622 296055 for your free, no-obligation survey and quote.
Frequently Asked Questions
What damage does bird guano cause?
Bird guano, or droppings, causes severe damage, including corrosion to metal surfaces, structural damage to buildings and slipping hazards for the general public. Furthermore, bird droppings on solar panels reduce their effectiveness and can prevent them from working altogether. If your building has a bird guano build-up, using anti-bird spikes will stop birds from perching and causing problems.
Should I use bird spikes for solar panels?
Solar panel pigeon spikes are an effective control solution; however, bird mesh may be the better option depending on your specific requirements. Bird mesh can be fitted around your solar panels’ parameter to stop larger and smaller birds from nesting underneath. Our initial home survey will help identify the best pest control solution for your solar panels.
How much do bird spikes cost?
At Pest-Tech, we will conduct a free site survey before quoting, as it all depends on the size of your property, the extent of the problem and desired location in which we will install bird spikes. During this survey, we will provide a bespoke treatment plan to successfully control and deter birds from nesting on your property.
Do bird spikes work for small birds?
Unfortunately, no. Bird control spikes are versatile and are an effective seagull and pigeon control method. Although this will act as a method to deter birds that are smaller, small birds can still perch between. This confirms the importance of our surveys as it ensures we can implement the most effective treatment to solve your pest issues, such as bird netting.
Organise your survey today and discover the best bird control solution for your property by calling us at 01622 296055.
Are bird spikes illegal in the UK?
No, pigeon spikes are not illegal and are recommended by the Pigeon Control Advisory Service (PiCAS International) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). This humane and successful bird control solution is highly effective for larger birds.