If you’re serious about keeping birds off your property, it’s best to consult with an expert. We can help you determine the best type of spikes for your needs and give you service on installation.
At Total Ozone we pride ourselves on being an industry leader in bird control and spike installation.
How to Protect Your Property from Birds with Effective Spike Installation
Birds can be very loud and can drive you up the wall with their constant chirping. But did you know that birds can also cause substantial damage to your property? For instance, birds are known to peck holes in siding and screens, which can lead to water leaks and insect infestations. Bird droppings and bird nests can also damage roofs, gutters, air conditioners, and insulation by providing a breeding ground for mold spores. These are just some of the problems caused by birds; not only do they negatively affect your property value, but they also harm the aesthetics of your home or business property.
Why Should I Care About Bird Damage?
Birds can do a lot of damage in a very short period of time. They are not only messy, but also dangerous. The most common birds that cause problems for people and property are pigeons, geese, and seagulls. All three kinds of birds feed on plants and crops, leaving behind waste that damages gardens and lawns. In addition to making the home or garden look unsightly, bird droppings can carry disease-causing bacteria which can be dangerous for children or anyone else who comes into contact with them. Apart from the health risks, birds also cause structural damage when they perch on buildings and make their nests in them.
What Do Birds Actually Do?
Birds are a pain. They leave droppings, noise, and they can tear up your roof and walls. But they’re also helpful in that they eat bugs and pollinate plants. The best way to protect your property is by installing spikes that will deter the unwanted birds while not harming any helpful ones. Our experts at Bird Control Incorporated will help you identify the right type of spikes for your property as well as install them correctly so that you can enjoy living peacefully on your own property!
When To Call The Professionals
The best way to protect your property against bird infestation is by installing spikes on the ground. The spikes will deter birds from landing and roosting. Our experts can help you decide on the right spot for installation, as well as provide you with a quote. Call us today!
How Are Spikes Installed?
Spikes are installed on the top of buildings, on ledges, and on other areas where birds roost or congregate. The goal is to give birds a negative experience, so they avoid that area in the future. Spikes can be made of metal or a hard plastic like polycarbonate. Spikes can be installed into the building’s surface with screws or bolts. They may also be held in place by adhesive.
What Types Of Spikes Are There?
There are many types of spikes, but the most common are steel, galvanized steel, and stainless steel. Steel is the cheapest material, but it can rust if not well maintained. Galvanized steel is a cheaper option than stainless steel, but it will corrode in salt water environments. Stainless steel spikes are a better choice for coastal regions because they won’t corrode or rust and they come in different colors.
Where Should I Put My Spikes?
Start by assessing your property and looking for areas where birds are most likely to land. This might include the tops of trees, bushes, or even on the building itself. Try to figure out why birds are landing in these places, and then address the issue. Next, install spikes at any point where you’ve noticed a bird landing. Spikes should be placed at least two feet off the ground and two feet apart, as this will create a barrier that birds can’t cross without significant risk of injury. Make sure to keep an eye on your installation over time as spikes may need replacing if they get worn out or broken down by weather conditions.
What Is The Maintenance Involved With Installing Bird Spikes?
Once you have installed bird spikes on your property, it is important that you maintain them by replacing the spikes every few years or so. The installation of bird spikes will only be effective if they are replaced periodically.
If you want to know how often you should replace the spikes, it will depend on factors like where they are located and what type of spike material was used when installing them. For instance, if the spikes are located in a place that is exposed to more wear and tear then replacement might need to happen more frequently than if they were not as exposed.
On average, bird spikes should be replaced every three years but this can vary based on location and other factors.