Installer Goes The Extra (Five) Miles With Dura-Spike Bird Spike

One of Bird Barrier’s factory-certified professional installers sent in these photos of a recent job in an industrial warehouse. Pigeons were perching in the piping and conduit running the length and breadth of a large warehouse. Factoring the size of the building, an exclusion strategy was a logistical nightmare and prohibitively expensive for the client. Instead, the installer used Bird Barrier’s all-stainless steel Dura-Spike bird spike to remove all the available overhead perching areas. The entire project used over five miles (eight kilometers) of spike and Bird Barrier Bond industrial adhesive. The pigeons have since left the building and are looking for another, less pointed, roosting area.

Daddi Long Legs Keep Pigeons Off Rooftop In Sun Or Snow

A warehouse roof in New Hampshire was the site of a massive pigeon infestation. The only problem was that the heavy snows common in New England would make short work of a traditional exclusion array like StealthNet or GridWire.

To keep the pigeons away, this installer opted to use a combination of Daddi Long Legs, Eagle Eye, and Bird Gard Pro audio devices to harass, deter, and eliminate the infestation.

Eagle Eye and Bird Gard Pro devices strategically placed around the building’s roof provided a first line of defense by visually disorienting approaching birds and alerting them to the now hostile rooftop. An array of Daddi Long Legs provided secondary, physical deterrence, effectively preventing stubborn birds from landing on the rooftop.

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As New Hampshire regularly receives multiple feet of snowfall during the winter, the Daddi Long Legs units were installed on posts raising them several feet about the deck and held in place with concrete blocks so they will prevent any birds from landing even if the snow pack accumulates.

 

The system has survived its first winter and still works, so its primed to keep pigeons away for many years to come!

Inventory Protected Using Bird Barrier’s StealthNet

Roosting Starlings and Sparrows left a mess below

“Working around people on the site was the most difficult aspect of this project,” describes Reger. Safety is of utmost importance, especially in areas that see a lot of traffic such as this. During installation, the birds continued to land in the area. Keeping them out of the netted area was a challenge.

For more than five years, starling and sparrow droppings created a mess on inventory being delivered to a loading dock. Each day, 15 – 20 trucks arrived to deliver supplies to this university in the southeast. The overhang provided shelter to the birds, whose debris landed on deliveries and campus police vehicles. The maintenance staff had to power wash the area on a regular basis.

Loading Dock
The loading dock provided shelter to sparrows and starlings.

Campus Vehicles
Campus police vehicles and deliveries were covered in bird droppings.
Scare Owls and audio scare devices were installed to deter the birds, but they weren’t effective. The university determined that a long-term solution was in order. Four pest control companies bid for the project. Blue Ridge Wildlife Management won the job over several local companies. “The key to winning the job was meeting the specifications and proposing additional, optional features that would ensure complete exclusion,” explains Jason Reger. Blue Ridge proved their expertise by describing areas left vulnerable in the original specs. The optional system components also meant the the customer had some flexibility with the budget for this project.

Installing StealthNet
The team used lifts to install StealthNet over the loading dock.

Net Connections
They attached StealthNet to the building every 10 inches to ensure that small birds couldn’t gain access.
Using an articulated lift, the Blue Ridge team of four spent a day installing white 3/4-inch StealthNet under the dock’s overhang. Reger’s 15 years of experience has taught him that installing net rings and intermediate attachments every ten inches will prevent small birds like sparrows  from gaining entry to the netted off area. The white netting blends with the overhang, rendering the net nearly invisible. They installed net zippers to allow access to lightbulbs.

Keeping the persistent birds out during installation was a challenge.
Keeping birds out of the closed off areas was a challenge as they worked.

Net Zippers
Zippers allow maintenance crew access to lights.