No More Droppings Down the Chimney Thanks to Bird-Shock

Beige Flex-Track blends almost perfectly

The end result as can be clearly seen in these photos is a professional, low-profile application. And the best result is that the birds left the site entirely.

The owner of a large residence with five chimneys wanted an invisible solution to their bird problem. Birds were perching on the edges of the chimneys and making a mess down the sides. The installer showed the homeowner Bird Barrier’s Bird-Shock Flex-Track and Dura-Spike. Each product had its advantages: Bird-Shock would be invisible from the ground, but would require lots of wiring between the chimneys. Dura-Spike would not require any wiring, but could be seen from the ground. The installer set sample pieces of each product up and allowed the homeowner to choose. They chose Bird-Shock Flex-Track.

Beige Flex-Track blends almost perfectly
Beige Flex-Track blends almost perfectly with the chimneys.

Flex-Track is almost invisible from just a few feet away.
Flex-Track is almost invisible from just a few feet away.
The five chimneys needed less than 20 feet of track each. Bird-Shock Flex-Track’s versatile composition allows it to curve or be cut to make corners, as was needed for the square chimneys. Due to the size and layout of the house, it required several hundred feet of lead wire to connect them all together. The installer tucked the wire under roof shingles and zip-tied it to the structure whenever possible. He chose beige, one of Flex-Track’s five available colors to blend with the color of the chimneys.

Lead-Out Wire is secured to pipes between the chimneys.
Lead-Out Wire is secured to pipes between the chimneys.

Lead-Out Wire is tucked under roof tiles to be out of sight.
Lead-Out Wire is tucked under roof tiles to be out of sight.

The Flying Rat

It’s safe to say that humans and wild pigeons are not the best of friends. While there is a certain breed of pigeon bred for racing, and domesticated by humans, the pigeons perched on the side of your house, or walking along your balcony, are not that kind.

One unique thing about pigeons is that they are not afraid of humans. These birds thrive in human habitats. They can eat a wide array of food types, including human food which is why they have become so accustomed to human environments.

Since they enjoy human habitats so much, pigeons can pose a nuisance to both residential and business owners. Pigeons are known to transmit diseases and their droppings contain several threatening agents, including bacteria, fungi and even parasites. These agents can cause sicknesses similar to the flu, and potentially even worse!

Not only do these birds pose a health risk, but they are an immediate threat to your property. Their  droppings can build up a lot quicker than you would expect causing backed up drains or gutters. The uric acid found in their feces is also highly corrosive causing damage to buildings. They can erode wood, damage steel, destroy air conditioning units.  On top of that, they can present a situation in which humans may slip and fall.

The most effective method for deterring pigeons from your property is the 2″ StealthNet . StealthNet is a permenant solution as it is meant to completely seclude the area .

Another option is the Bird-Shock Flex-Track . This track emits a small, painless electrical shock to birds. It is a humane way of modifying the behavior of pigeons roosting on your property by conditioning them to not come back. It also has a sleek design that won’t take away from the aesthetics of your property.

Bird Spikes are another popular option as long as the birds aren’t nesting. The spike literally disables the birds from landing on the protected area. However, the spikes are dull enough that they cannot harm the birds.

Call 1(800)503-5444 for a consultation on products that will eliminate your pigeon problem. Or visit BirdBarrier.com and get all of the information you need as well as other options for your problem.