The Bird Spikes were developed and is now manufactured locally in Cape Town(Southern Suburbs) by a toolmaking and plastic injection moulding company.
- One unit being 1 meter.
- The spike is lightweight
- Produced with a UV Stabilised polycarbonate plastic material
- Easy to install, with silicone, cable ties or screws
- Fracture points every 55mm for ease of installation.
Bird control deterrent Spikes are made from a UV Stabilised polycarbonate plastic material and measures 1 meter (100 cm) long, and work by reducing the area available for birds to land on. This forces larger varieties of birds, such as seagulls, pigeons, crows and vultures, to land elsewhere. As the birds do not come into contact with the spikes, the birds go unharmed. As a result, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) recommends bird control spikes for deterring pigeons from gardens.
Described as “the most effective (type of) stand-alone bird deterrent”, bird control spikes can be placed along ledges, walls, on top of commercial signage, closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) and in rain gutters, to prevent birds from perching on the surfaces. Bird control Spikes are most common in city centres and coastal areas, where feral birds are more common and more likely to be an annoyance. In addition, killing or harming birds without a valid reason is illegal in some areas; for example the United Kingdom forbids killing wild birds that are not causing serious damage to property or posing a serious risk to our health, which puts pressure on authorities and landowners to find non-lethal bird control methods.
As well as being used to control wild birds, Bird control Spikes see limited use in preventing larger climbing animals such as squirrels, raccoons and snakes from crossing an area.
Some bird control deterrent spikes are electrified, using the same principle as an electric fence to increase effectiveness, and the distress call of the shocked bird can frighten others in the area. However, such devices cause unnecessary harm to birds, and are therefore illegal in some areas, such as the United Kingdom.
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