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In this section:
- Choosing Suitable Bird Spikes
- Instructions to position Pigeon and Seagull bird spikes
- “Narrow” Pigeon Spikes
- “Medium” Pigeon Spikes
- “Wide” Pigeon Spikes
- Gull (Seagull) Spikes
- Starlings & Sparrows Spikes
- How to fit Gull Spikes on a roof?
- Bird Spikes Adhesive for DRY Weather
- Bird Spikes Adhesive for WET Weather
- Bird Spikes Clips for Gutters / Ridges / Solar Panels
- Swallows & House Martins Anti-nest devices
Choosing Suitable Bird Spikes
Ready to undertake some pigeon or gull proofing work? Make sure you do not buy the wrong bird spikes. There is very little difference in price between good quality bird spikes and spikes that will let you down almost immediately, as illustrated in the pictures.
Our Bird Spikes:
We distribute Network Avipoint, the best manufactured Stainless Steel Bird Spikes in Europe, with 5 different sizes to suit different birds and every situation where spikes are appropriate, e.g. ledges, roofs, pipes, chimneys.
Stainless steel spikes are the best professional choice due to their discreet appearance once installed. They are the longest-lasting bird spikes and do not discolour, bend or crack over time, something that full plastic spikes are prone to do.
- Our bird spikes are stackable in strips of 33cm, which means you can easily carry them up a ladder.
- These bird spikes also feature “rivet” holes for additional fastening when installing the adhesive or when using screws. This is the only brand on the market featuring this.
- Fitting spikes for over 20 years we have never found other stainless spikes with so many rivet holes per strip, which keeps them secured to the support for many years as illustrated on the picture below:
- The spikes base is also designed with grooves to allow for easy shortening of a strip without having to use a hacksaw.
Are Spikes Safe for Birds?
Our bird spikes are designed to provide effective and humane control of problem birds. The upward pointing wires or ‘spikes’ act as a physical barrier to big or small birds without hurting them, including seagulls, feral pigeons, swallows, sparrows, starlings, blackbirds, and house martins.
Bird spikes can be used to protect buildings against birds in a wide variety of situations, from day time perching to night roosting sites and from the narrowest pipes to the widest of building ledges. There are 5 bird spikes in the range: P14 – P20 – P32, G20, and SS240 (the number refers to the number of spikes on each strip).
|Pigeon & Gull Activity:||Day-time perching, night-time roosting and some nesting areas.|
|Infestation:||From light to heavily pigeon & gull infested areas.|
|Where to Use:||From the narrowest of pipes to the widest building ledges.|
|Spike Strip Length:||33cm (except SS240 which is 62cm)|
|Spike Wires:||Heavy-duty 1.4mm, 302 grade stainless steel.|
|Tips of the wires:||Cut flat to prevent injury to the birds and installers.|
|Bird Spike Base:||UV light protected polycarbonate.|
|Packaging:||Pigeon & Gull spikes packaged in 5m packs but can be purchased per metre|
Positioning Pigeon and Seagull bird spikes
It is recommended to press the bird strips firmly into place, overhanging the edge of the treated ledge by 5mm. If you fit several rows of bird spikes, allow a maximum of 65mm between each row or 50mm if there is a heavy bird pressure.
Need advice to install Pigeon & Gull Spikes?
"Narrow" Pigeon Spikes
MODEL P14 – protect width up to 115mm
Cost: €6.85+VAT per metre
"Medium" Pigeon Spikes
MODEL P20 – protect width up to 205mm
Cost: €7.85+VAT per metre
"Wide" Pigeon Spikes
MODEL P32 – protect width up to 265mm
Cost: €9.10+VAT per metre
Gull (Seagull) Spikes
MODEL G20 – protect width up to 375mm
Cost: €8.96+VAT per metre
Sparrows & Starlings Spikes
MODEL SS240 – protect width up to 100mm
Our Starling & Sparrow Spikes prevent small birds such as swallows, sparrows, starlings, and blackbirds from landing, roosting or nesting on any surface where it is installed. This is the best product on the market for deterring small birds from ledges, and each 62cm (24″) strip is made with 240 stainless steel spikes fitted on a stainless steel base.
These sparrow and starling spikes should be used to protect ledges up to 10 cm (4″) deep. For larger ledges you will need to build up 2 or more parallel rows.
If required the 62cm (24″) strips can be shortened as necessary using a hack saw or wire snips.
Starling & Sparrow spikes Cost: €31.20+VAT per 62cm strip
How to fit Gull Spikes on a roof?
This video explains how to fit Gull Spikes on a roof in all 4 areas where Seagulls are likely to nest.
Seagull spikes G20 fitted to roof tiles
Seagull spikes G20 fitted to a chimney top
Please note: Spikes are not designed nor advised for installation against nesting birds, especially large gulls. For nesting seagulls, it would be advisable to use a netting solution
Bird Spikes Adhesive for Dry Weather
AVISIL Neutral Silicone.
Clear, high quality, neutral-curing silicone adhesive. It offers excellent adhesion on most building materials including brick, concrete, stone, plaster, paint, stainless and galvanised steel, lead, copper, brass, aluminium, PVC, PPC, ceramic tiles and glass. This professional product cannot be found in DIY shops. It has a wide temperature and UV resistance. 1 tube of 310ml can install over 10 metres of Bird Spikes (use with a caulking gun).
Note: Please do not use standard silicones (e.g. used in bathrooms) with bird spikes. They contain solvents that leach out of the silicone bead, causing shrinkage which degrades the joint after a few years.
Cost: €4.06+VAT per tube
Bird Spikes Adhesive for Wet Weather
AVIFIX High Tack
For use with a caulking gun this is a professional product that is superior to general purpose high tack adhesives found in DIY shops due to it’s flexible elastic rubber movement accommodation up to +/- 20% and because it gives primerless adhesion even on damp surfaces. Avifix “High Tack” can be used where the surface is damp (i.e. suited to the Irish weather!). It offers outstanding initial grab and excellent adhesion on most building materials such as brick, stone, metal, glass, wood, PVC, GRP and nylon. 1 tube of 290ml can install over 10 metres of Bird Spikes.
Note: AviFix is much thicker than Avisil and therefore harder to apply.
Cost: €5.92+VAT per tube
Bird Spikes Accessories
Aviclips allow the spike strips to be attached onto the side of a variety of gutters, allowing free flow of water underneath. They are also designed for fitting bird spikes to solar panels / roof ridges, and also to fit spikes directly onto window frames or other vertical support.
It is necessary to use 2 clips per each 33cm bird spike strip, i.e. use 6 clips per metre. Please note: these are only suitable for our models of bird spikes (P14, P20, P32, G20)
Aviclip for Gutters
Pack of 10
Aviclip for Lipped Gutters
Pack of 10
Aviclip for Solar Panels / Ridges
Pack of 10
Aviclip for Windows / Walls
Pack of 10
Swallows & House Martins Anti-nest devices
To prevent house martins and swallows building nests under the eaves and soffits of your roof, the best option is to use NestDivert:
- The design works with all roof types (horizontal or slanted) and can also be positioned behind down pipes.
- It is very discreet, almost impossible to notice
- 2 strips of 264mm manufactured from acrylic
- Weatherproof and doesn’t turn yellow in the sunlight like poly-carbonate
- Install in seconds and lasts for many years
There are 2 types available: the “Flat NestDivert” for the apex or wall junctions of the roof and “Angled NestDivert” for all other sections:
Prevent swallows and house martins’ nests at apex and wall junctions
Flat NestDivert installation video
Flat NestDivert Cost: €11.75+VAT per pack of 2
Deter house martins and swallows from nesting under all other sections of the roof.
Angled NestDivert installation video
Angled NestDivert Cost: €11.75+VAT per pack of 2