Anti Bird Spikes
The use of anti bird spikes is the most popular and cost effective method of stopping birds landing and roosting somewhere where they are not wanted, such as on ledges, gutters, chimneys, TV aerials, signage, statues, balconies, walls and lamp-posts. The rigid bird spikes we use on most jobs are manufactured from either stainless steel or a clear and tough plastic, so that they are unobtrusive and long lasting.
They stand around eight inches off a tough base which is fixed to the area that needs proofing with a tough, bespoke bird spike adhesive. Put simply, once fitted with anti bird spikes, the birds can no longer land there, and they move on. Bird spiking has been described as the most effective stand-alone bird deterrent and is endorsed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds for use against pigeons.
Pigeon spikes and seagull spikes are not the same thing, so please call us to discuss the birds you are having problems with and we will advise accordingly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most bird spikes are either made from tough plastic or stainless steel. There are many types, with different densities of bird spike per strip influencing the price. As well as the standard bird protection spikes we use on most jobs, we also supply and fit bespoke bird spiking where aesthetics is an all-important consideration.
An example of this is where we have needed to proof in public areas like town squares, where the rather wonderful looking spider spike (pictured), or Daddy Long Legs, is particular popular for customers looking at bird proofing for lamp posts. For customers concerned grappling with the age old question of ‘how to stop birds roosting on my chimney’, the chimney strap (also pictured) is particularly effective.
Bird spikes are supplied in ready to fit strips, and jobs are priced on the number of metres required and the type of bird spike needed.
We also have to take into consideration safe access and whether access equipment such as a cherry picker or scaffolding is required, or whether the bird proofing work can be safely carried out off ladders.
These factors will all affect the price we can quote. We carry out a risk assessment of every job we do, and are happy to discuss things over the phone in the first instance.