Bird-Coil Protects Waterfront Restaurant

The restaurant in the photos is located in a popular San Diego harbor. Seagulls and pigeons had become increasingly comfortable on the structure, watching boats and people pass nearby. Their mess became an issue for obvious reasons.

Bird Barrier’s Bird Coil is a simple, low visibility, stainless steel bird deterrent for pigeons and larger birds. Bird Coil is ideal for long, exposed ledges. It is also adaptable to most architectural details. Bird Coil has been installed on thousands of buildings with great success.



Two rows of the Bird-Coil were installed, with immediate results. All of the pest birds were forced, unharmed, to seek alternative perching spots, and the customer was happy with the results.

For more info on Bird Barrier’s Bird Coil product, please contact Bird Barrier: or call Bird Barrier at 800-662-4637 or (800) NO-BIRDS.






Stealthnet Protects Student Housing at University Campus

IMG_0027bDon Walton from Orkin does maintenance Pest work with a university in Virginia. Recently they told him about a bird problem they were dealing with; pigeons were nesting on the balcony of a student’s housing complex. The ‘Honors’ student housing to be precise. They were nesting and making a mess, and a prior solution, a sonic bird deterrent didn’t do the job.


Don consulted Bird Barrier, and they decided that Stealthnet netting was the best solution for this bird problem. Don Walton had never installed a net before, and this was a semi technical install considering the height (which required a large lift) and the location. This level would normally be in the hands of an experienced installer, but Don Walton was ready to take this on. Bird Barrier’s Tony Jetton assisted with strategic advice, like providing marked photos to reference where the Cable and Hardware had to go, and helping him with product selection and installation strategies.


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“The university is very sensitive about the looks of the building, and the netting had to be done perfectly straight.” Don said. They used four nets sealing off the perimeters. Don worked on the project for 3 days straight. The result was fantastic; the net blended in very well with the front, and birds could not enter the balcony area anymore. Job well done.

For more info on Bird Barrier’s Stealthnet product, please contact Bird Barrier: or call Bird Barrier at 800-662-4637 or (800) NO-BIRDS.




Bird Barrier’s StealthNet, Bird-Shock Flex-Track and Birdwire Protect a High-End Health Club.

At a four-story fitness center in Southern California, birds had found their comfort zone. Seagulls and pigeons were firmly entrenched on structural windscreens, under HVAC equipment, and in nooks and crannies on the roof. All of which was next to both a basketball court and a pool area.

Due to its proximity to club members, the risk associated with the bacteria found in bird droppings was a serious concern. In addition, the mess was clogging drains allowing 2 to 3 inches of water to accumulate on the flat roof.

StealthNet was chosen to close off the open air space above the HVAC equipment. The netting was attached horizontally at the same height as the windscreens, and support cables were strung under the netting every 25 feet to support the large span. This solution prevented the pigeons from flying in. In all about 17,000 square feet of netting was installed.

To the left, an attractive pool area. To the right, Stealth-Net tensioned over the entire roof area keeps pest birds from the HVAC equipment.

StealthNet and support cables are attached to the top of the chain link fence surrounding the basketball court.

The biggest challenge was hundreds of small openings that ran underneath the basketball court, allowing birds to re-enter the supposedly bird-free zone. Each one had to be blocked off. “We learned that pigeons are very determined,” said John Gran, the installer.





The tops of the windscreens were treated with a single row of Bird-Shock Flex-Track powered by a single solar charger.

Teak windscreens surround the pool area. Birds landing on the tops of these screens caused an unsightly mess for sunbathers. Birdwire Gutter Clamps were secured every five feet, and Birdwire was spring tensioned in between. This was an attractive and effective way to protect a narrow ridge. Birdwire Gutter Clamps secured Birdwire every 5 feet.






Effective bird control depends not only on the right products but on proper installation techniques as well. Bird Barrier’s technical experts provide information by phone at 800-503-5444, or email us at or visit our website.