Some of your questions on bird spikes answered.

As one of Ireland's leading providers of quality bird spikes, we often field questions on bird spike installations. Bird spikes are one of the most effective methods of preventing birds from perching on buildings.

Birds like seagulls or pigeons can be destructive and can also undermine the aesthetic and external hygiene of a building. Therefore, bird spikes are an easy and humane way to prevent birds from infesting a building's exterior ledges.

Still, before a building owner decides on bird spikes, they will inevitably have questions. That's why we've compiled some of the more common questions we get asked below.


Do Bird Spikes Hurt Birds?

Bird spikes are a physical deterrent designed to prevent birds from landing or perching on certain surfaces, such as ledges or rooftops. They typically consist of rows of sharp, pointed spikes mounted on a base. While bird spikes are not intended to harm birds, they can cause injury if a bird comes into contact with the spikes. Additionally, bird spikes may not be effective in deterring all bird species. We can advise on what species of bird our bird spikes can help prevent from landing.


What are Bird Spikes Made of?

Bird spikes are made of a durable, weather-resistant material such as plastic, stainless steel, or a combination of both. The spikes are usually mounted on a base that is made of similar material. Some bird spikes are designed to be flexible and can be bent to conform to the shape of the surface they are being applied to. The base and spikes are designed to be resistant to rust and corrosion.

Plastic bird spikes are more cost-effective, lightweight and easy to install. At the same time, stainless steel spikes are more durable, weather-resistant, and able to withstand harsher environments.

It's important to note that bird spikes should be installed in a way that does not harm people or animals.


How are Bird Spikes Installed?

Bird spikes are typically installed by attaching them to a surface using screws, adhesives, or a combination of both. The spikes are placed in rows along the surface where birds are a problem, such as ledges, rooflines, or beams. Overall, the installation process of bird spikes can vary depending on the specific product and the surface it is being applied to. We always implement the correct installation technique based on the needs of your building.


Do you still have questions on bird spikes? Then please get in touch with our offices today. Our experts can help you decide if spikes are the right bird control solution.


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