Post and Wire Bird Deterrent
Proofing with tensioned bird wire is popular where proofing for birds needs to be effective, but as discreet as possible. Post and wire bird deterrents can be used to stop pigeons, seagulls, crows and other large birds landing and can be fitted virtually anywhere. It is ideal on long, exposed ledges on large properties and public and historic buildings, rooftop edges, beams, pipes, parapets and balustrades.
Post and wire bird proofing works in carefully spaced rows by creating an uneven landing surface, making it almost impossible for the birds to land and perch, and so they move on.
And the beauty is that bird wire deterrent solutions are not only highly effective, but also virtually invisible from ground level. It is the most discreet bird proofing system available.
Thin, nylon coated stainless steel bird barrier wire is attached to posts and tensioned using a system of posts, crimps and springs. Modern systems allow the posts to be secured using glue if needed, in situations where drilling is impossible un-desirable; even onto glass and metal.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main advantage of post and wire bird proofing over other methods like spikes is that it’s almost invisible from the ground. It is not the cheapest option, but it is the most discreet bird proofing option available.
It’s ideal on building ledges, roof ridges, beams, parapets, pipes and gutters and is a common choice on public and historic buildings where aesthetics is an all important consideration. It’s not more effective than spiking, but is much better to look at and is a humane option for bird control. It’s also much easier to work around once installed than spiking, for things like painting and general building maintenance.
Modern systems even allow it to be installed on glass, plastic and metal, using post fittings with a wide base that are secured using a tough, hard setting weather-proof adhesive.
Post and wire proofing is appropriate for problems with larger birds – pigeons and seagulls. It is not suitable for small birds.
That’s an impossible question to answer without having specifics of the job in question. Post and wire pigeon and seagull proofing is priced by the metre, but we need to evaluate how many rows will be needed for it to be effective, how it is best attached and what access equipment is required and for how long before issuing a quotation.