Choosing the correct spike solution

Bird deterrent spikes like Bird Barrier’s  Bird-Flite and Dura-Spike are highly effective ledge deterrents. They have been installed on thousands of buildings with  great success.  Selecting a spike solution requires careful understanding of the bird problem, bird pressure and species observed. Experience has shown that different bird control solutions work for different situations.

Never use a spike solution when the pressure is heavy, like an overnight roosting spot.  Typically these sites are ledges with an overhead cover of some sort (eave, roofline, etc.) The birds here will “fight” for their overnight spot and often move the spike with their bodies and or place nesting materials directly on top of the spike.






Spike is also not the most effective solution for birds larger than pigeons. As seen in the picture, larger birds can easily bend spike almost flat, even in daytime perch situations.






Bird Flite bird spikes are effective against pigeons and gulls. It is effective on ledges, parapets, window seals, signs, chimneys, roof peaks, lights etc. Bird-Flite is installed on thousands of U.S. buildings with an incredible success rate. Its stainless steel rods and U.V.-resistant polycarbonate base are very durable.



Maybe spike deterrents can help you with a Bird Control situation.  For more information please visit:

Or call Bird Barrier at 800-662-4637 or (800) NO-BIRDS.











Bird Barrier Introduces New Sparrow Trap

Bird Barrier's new Sparrow Trap DoorBirds tend to occupy large retail stores because they offer so much food, water and harborage. Because of this, they can be difficult to attract to sparrow traps and new food sources. They quickly find hiding places and may even build nests indoors and create a breeding colony.

Retail business owners will like the Sparrow Trap Door because it is discrete and blends in well with interior décor. This is because our new Sparrow Trap Door is a trap that doesn’t look like a normal sparrow trap; in fact it doesn’t act like a trap either. Designed specifically for birds inside structures, the Sparrow Trap Door features a flat platform on the top onto which bird food is applied. Like a bird feeder, the sparrow simply stands atop the device, eating to its heart’s content. At some point, usually quite quickly, it steps on a thin wire perch, which causes the platform to collapse under it (hence “Sparrow Trap Door”), and it gently falls inside to a ventilated, quiet holding area which keeps the bird docile with no stress.

New Sparrow Trap Door is discrete and hygienic

Food and water can be left inside the sparrow trap if desired. Store personnel can monitor the sparrow trap easily because when open, or armed, a large baffle sticks straight up, but when triggered the lid is in the down position signaling that a bird has been captured.

The Sparrow Trap Door can be set upon a shelf, racking, or hung from a pipe or beam above. It is best to position the sparrow trap as close to the bird activity as possible, keeping in mind that other food and water sources should be eliminated if possible. Lightweight and easy to handle, the Sparrow Trap Door is constructed from a dense, strong, PVC foam. It is easy to clean. The bottom opens for easy bird release and cleaning.

We have posted a video of the Sparrow Trap Door catching starlings on our YouTube channel. The video can also be watched on the Bird Barrier video page.

The Sparrow Trap Door retails to the pest professional for $110. Large facilities generally require at least four traps for complete coverage. To order, contact us at 800-503-5444, or online at