Few people these days would stand by, and watch the whole-sale slaughter of pesky birds. Thus, science and technology have combined to shoo away the culprits, rather then destroy them. Various bird species seem determined to live closely with their human counterparts. Pigeons, crows, black birds, sparrows, startling, and others. They can be fun to watch, but unfortunately they leave unsightly messes. Birds also cause damage to man made structures. Birds seem intrusive for other reasons as well. They make excessively loud noise, or sometimes act territorial. Its a fact: Birds carry 60 different known fungi, bacterial and viral diseases; including bird flu, and West Nile virus. Bird droppings, and nests, contain parasites. Bird feces is corrosive to wood, concrete, metal, and paint. Awnings and shelter tops may be stained, then destroyed. Birds do not discriminate; commercial and private properties are subject to bird damage.
Currently there are several bird control methods available to help limit bird perching. From non-lethal spray devices, to mild electric shock, modern technology has been applied to the problem. One device, which has been tested and approved by several bird advocacy groups around the world, is bird spikes. These 3-12″ high rows of plastic or stainless steel spikes have been rated high at preventing birds from landing on, or walking to, prime perching stations. Ledges, roof tops, street lights, and business signs can all be protected effectively from bird infestation. Several variations in bird spike design allow for easy installation in a wide variety of problem areas.
Bird spikes have several advantages over other forms of bird control products. Once installed, the bird control product is almost invisible from a distance. The bird spikes are made from long lasting corrosion resistant metals like stainless steel or uv protected plastics like polycarbonate. Blunt tip options are available for municipalities where sharp tips might be banned. There is an added benefit to installing bird spikes; they act as a barrier to climbing animals, like raccoons, squirrels, cats, and rodents.
This article was written by Gerad T. from Bird Spikes Guide. Bird Spikes Guide provides information on Bird Spikes and other Bird Pest Control Products which can be used to prevent damage to your home or business by pigeons and other types of birds.