Bird Spiking vs Bird Wiring: Which is More Effective?
There are numerous different bird proofing methods that are available when it comes to protecting your facility or premises from landing pest birds. Each one of them has their own attributes, and there is often a lot of confusion as to why so many are regularly employed.
This article will attempt to shed some light on which technique is more ‘effective’ between wiring and spiking, showing exactly why both of them remain so prevalent.
If you need more information or would like to make an enquiry regarding protecting your commercial premises from pest birds, give us a call today on 0141 471 9255.
Is Bird Wiring or Bird Spiking More Effective?
Wiring and spiking both have their place and there is no simple answer in regards to what method is most effective at deterring birds. There are a number of factors in play that will have an influence on what we might suggest you use.
Firstly, it depends on the area that you need to be protected. As with most decisions in regards to what dimensions need to be covered with bird proofing.
For example, bird wiring is a fantastic and cost-effective method of protecting a large and open roof space. This is because we can run several lines of the posts in a sequence and run a large spool of robust wire between them.
Spiking, on the other hand, is much more suited to smaller surface areas which present serious problems when attempting to use any other form of proofing. For example, spiking can easily be cut to fit small and problematic surface areas such as CCTV cameras, lighting fixtures, or window ledges.
Another factor that needs to be taken into account is the appearance of each proofing method. Although every proofing technique that we employ is quite subtle, the specifics of each situation might make one approach more subtle than another.
Our technicians and sales advisors will be happy to survey your facility or premises and suggest what bird proofing techniques will be most effective according to your individual needs and requirements.
What is Bird Spiking?
Bird spiking is a method of bird control that physically prevents birds from landing on a protected surface. Any bird attempting to land will be put off by the spikes which are in the way, forcing them to take off and fly elsewhere.
The spikes are not intended to harm the bird and are in fact entirely harmless. In reality, they aren’t really ‘spikes’ at all; instead, they are blunt stainless-steel rods that will not be able to pierce the skin.
They are connected to durable UV-stabilised bases that can be attached to a surface using glue or screws.
What is Bird Wiring?
Bird wiring is another method of physical bird control. Birds will attempt to land on a surface but find that it is uneven due to strong wires running parallel along the surface.
Again, the wires are only there to stop birds from landing, and they are entirely harmless. Birds will not get ‘stuck’ in these wires; they are simply put off from settling, encouraging them to move on somewhere else.
The process involves running stainless steel posts in a straight line across a surface, either a wide area or along the edge of a building. Our technicians will then take a spool of tough stainless-steel wire and run it between each post, meaning very few materials are actually used.
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Birds are often not considered to be pests, but they present a plethora of problems that can affect anything from the integrity of a structure to human health. They need to be dealt with, although stopping them from settling in the first place is much more cost-effective.
Our technicians are trained to the highest standard, and our sales advisors have the experience and training required to ensure you receive a proofing programme that is optimised for your specific requirements and situation.
From gulls and pigeons to starlings and sparrows, we can deal with any pest species that might be affecting your property despite the strict wildlife legislation that limits how we can approach the control process.
Get in touch with us today on 0141 471 9255 to speak to one of our operators.
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