Stainless steel bird spikes are the most effective permanent protection against bird landings. Bird spikes are a versatile product that can be easily installed on a variety of surfaces.
- Ledges: Birds can often be found congregating on ledges and rooftops. Install spike to keep birds from creating unsightly messes or damaging building materials.
- Conduits: Bird spikes can be attached to conduits, gutters, and pipes using common hose clamps, nylon ties, or wire lashings.
- Curved Surfaces: Bird spike are flexible and can be installed by using common hose clamps, nylon ties, or wire lashings.
- Flat Surfaces: Bird spikes can be installed in multiple rows for wider areas.
How To Install Bird Spikes
Bird Spikes are sharp – be sure to wear gloves and safety eye wear when installing. Keep out of reach of pets and children and do not install where human physical contact is possible. Do not leave more than one inch of space in front or behind the spike.
Thoroughly clean all surfaces before installing spikes. Use a 10% bleach or ammonia solution to disinfect the area. It is important that all debris is removed including overhanging branches, leaves, and nesting materials before disinfecting the area. Due to infectious diseases associated with bird feces, be sure to use extreme care when removing nests and droppings.
- For Wood: Use wood screws to secure bird spikes into a wood surface. There are two sets of holes between each “fan” of spikes. Make sure the ends are secured tightly and at least one screw is placed every six inches.
- For Concrete: Outdoor construction adhesive can be used to secure bird spikes down to a variety of surfaces. Silicone adhesives are not recommended. For extra security, screw of bolt down the spikes along with using an adhesive.
When using adhesives run a bead line of adhesive down the underside of the spike. Also put a dollop of adhesive on each screw hole, allowing the adhesive to mushroom up for more effective adhesion. Carefully place strip onto the surface. Ensure that no more than one inch of open space is left around the edges or by the back wall.
Stainless steel bird spikes come in 2-foot sections, but can be easily cut down into smaller lengths if needed using tin snips, wire cutters, a hacksaw, etc.
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