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One especially powerful bird control device is the bird spike. Some spikes are made of stiff U.V.-resistant unbreakable polycarbon. Others have flexible stainless steel spikes. They come in many different widths and colors, are easy to install and won’t harm birds. Be sure to install a sufficient quantity of spikes to cover an entire ledge to keep birds from sneaking around them.
Bird control netting is another exceptionally effective bird control solution. Properly installed, bird netting presents an impenetrable barrier against those pests. If you would like to keep birds away from fruit trees, plants, vineyards, you will want agricultural netting. For buildings and other structures, attempt heavy handed bird netting. Its ISO 1806 mesh test polyethylene cloth is U.V. stabilized, flame resistant and rot and watertight. The sub-zero secure, non-conductive webbing comes in 3/4″, 1-1/8″ and 2″ mesh sizes to control an assortment of birds. Be sure to put the netting over window recesses, balconies or perhaps whole rooftops to stop birds from hitting nesting locations.
Another simple, but effective bird control measure is the bird slope. The steep angles that they present won’t allow birds to get a grip, inducing them to simply slide off and move on. Bird slope panels come in a variety of colors to match any construction’s décor. They may be easily glued to any surface or screwed to timber. Be sure to use UV stabilized polycarbon panels which can be painted to match the structure.
Other bird control products used by many building managers include electric-track bird repellers. These jolt birds with a harmless, but irritating mild electrical jolt that discourages them from landing. Once stunned, birds change their habits to nest or feed on that specific building. Building and restaurant owners often prefer this method of bird control since its low-profile electrified monitor adheres to any architectural configuration. And because it is nearly invisible close-up or to people looking up from under. Choose a flow-through layout to prevent water from damming up on rooftops and other surfaces. These systems utilize copper knitted wire mesh that is stronger than steel, resistant to rust and highly resistant to alkali and polluted surroundings. The knitted design features one strand of higher gauge wire and a tube-within-a-tube design for increased conductivity, durability and dependability.
One novel bird control apparatus is a Solar Powered bird repeller. Its arms rotate at 30 RPM and lightly sweep away birds. Ideal for pigeons, seagulls and larger birds, the repeller may be used on signs, billboards, parapet walls, roofs, or any flat surface, including outdoor eating places. Their are also numerous sonic bird repellers available for a vast range of outdoor applications.
For bird control on a budget, you will find an almost endless number of “bird scare” products currently on the market. They discourage birds from landing on trees, overhangs, gazebos, patios, eaves, pool areas, and other areas. Some bird repellers have iridescent transparency eyes to scare away birds daily and glow-in-the-dark backsides to keep them away at nighttime.
Finally, For a quick and economical bird control solution, there’s bird gel. This Non-toxic, sticky chemical leaves a surface that’s tacky and uncomfortable to most birds. The gel skins but not sets hard, birds despise it, yet it’s secure for both birds and humans.