Optical Gel™

Welcome to Dawn of Modern Bird Control
Optical Gel is a multi-sensory bird repellent that deters birds using sight, smell and touch.
  • SIGHT · Dishes appear to be extremely detrimental to their safety (akin to fire or smoke) and avoid immediately.
  • SMELL · They can't stand the citronella and peppermint oil smell which to us is pleasant
  • TOUCH · They avoid sticky material (in the unlikely event they touch it).
  • EASY TO INSTALL Simply remove covers from dishes and glue, magnetically stick or zip-tie to the affected area.
  • Where to Use: Ledges, signs, balconies, soffits, beams, skylights, signs, roofs, HVAC equipment, enclosed spaces, etc.
  • Target Bird: All species
  • Bird Pressure: Light, Medium & Heavy
  • Material: Citronella, peppermint oil, agar, beeswax
  • Installation: Dishes are glued to the surface, magnetically affixed to metal or zip-tied to a tubular or unusually-shaped base.
  • Installation Level: Easy
  • Very Discreet: Dishes are only 2-1/2 in. diameter and 1/4 in. tall
  • How it Works: Deters birds by using sight, smell and touch. Birds see fire or smoke, although there isn't any. They dislike the scent of peppermint oil. The gel is sticky if they do touch it.
  • Safe for the environment: Made of all-green ingredients
  • Longevity: Dishes are effective for 2 - 4 years.

Optical Gel

The easiest bio-tech solution you'll ever install.

It's natural and safe for us, and yes...even for the birds. But they HATE IT!

Unmatched Performance When Combined in Three Key Areas

1. INVISIBLE · Bird control products that cannot be seen once installed is a goal we all desire. From below, Optical Gel is out of sight.

2. A CINCH · Undetectability often means complexity in installation. Optical Gel does not trade this off. It's easy to install. Dare we say almost fun. Choose between glued (this version), magnetic or zip-tied options to make sure it stays put.

3. JAW-DROPPINGINGLY EFFECTIVE · And finally, the modernity of this barrier is how well it works. Watching it function in real-time is quite stunning. Optical Gel not only ushers birds off of whatever they might land but denies and seemingly repulses them before they do. Watch a one minute of video of highlights or a four-minute detailed video here.

How, Who & Where

HOW · It's a multi-sensory bird deterrent that spoofs their:

SIGHT · Dishes appear to be extremely detrimental to their safety (akin to fire or smoke) and avoid immediately.

SMELL · They can't stand the citronella and peppermint oil smell which to us is pleasant.

TOUCH · They avoid sticky material (in the unlikely event they touch it).

WHO · This tiny, safe and natural disk works on:






 Mud Swallows

and many other unwanted birds from roosting on buildings and other structures.
Placement is important. Please click here to learn just how we handle these clever animals.

WHERE · Glue them:

  where birds temporarily loaf

  when nesting occurs (follow bird-specific guidelines)

  where groups of birds congregate

  deep into tight areas

  onto movable bases to be placed when away

  to sensitive equipment

  in attractive patterns directly onto skylights

  atop lights and other tall perching spots

  not just to edges but large areas as well

  around woodpecker holes

  and the list goes on...

Optical Gel is supplied in 24 ready-to-use 2.5" x .25" plastic dish containers with reusable lids included.

Optical Gel ProPak

Bird Barrier’s introduction of Optical Gel in 2016 revolutionized the bird control industry. The experts at Bird Barrier have done it again with the new Optical Gel ProPak. These all-in-one kits feature the most advanced bird control products for PMPs to tackle any bird problems. The ProPak family comes in 24, 48, and 200 pack kits. The OptiCA 50 ProPak is also available for Canadian PMPs. The kit comes with everything PMPs need to tackle any bird control job. The Optical Gel ProPak is the most powerful tool in bird control

Each ProPak contains the following plus what is itemized below for each SKU

  Bleach Pod

  Mixing Bottle

  STIQ Tool

  PPE Gloves & Mask

ProPak 24

  24 Pack of Optical Gel

  Tube of Adhesive

  Pint of Dissolve-It MAX

ProPak 48

  Two 24 Packs of Optical Gel

  Two Tubes of Adhesive

  Pint of Dissolve-It MAX

ProPak 200

  200 Pack of Optical Gel

  Three Tubes of Adhesive

  Quart of Dissolve-It MAX

  Mixing Jug

OptiCA ProPak 50

  50 Pack of OptiCA

  Two Tubes of Adhesive

  Pint of Dissolve-It MAX

Optical Gel Mag (24pk)

Our traditional Optical Gel with a magnet embedded in the bottom of each disk.

No glue needed. Just remove the lid, place and reposition if necessary.

Everything Optical Gel has plus:

•  Goes without saying but magnetic installation is fast.

•  No glue = saves you money.

•  No glue = no mess.

•  Reposition with ease.

•  No surface discoloration from glue.

•  Easy to remove and even store if client chooses to seasonally store, or for future site cleaning and maintenance.

Stick them to:

  Channel signs
  I-beam flanges
  Ventilation ducts
  HVAC units
  Parapet edges
  Square railings
  Street lights
  and any metal surface other than stainless steel or aluminum.

Optical Gel Zip (25pk)

25 Zip-Tie Bases + 25 Zip-Ties

Optical Gel™ not included.

Snap Optical Gel into ZIP and insert included zip-tie under the base to install Optical Gel onto irregular surfaces and any tubular building feature.

Enhancing original Optical Gel:

  Can be placed onto places like round pipes, tree limbs, mesh grating, etc.
  No glue = no mess.
  Reposition only costs the zip-tie.
  No surface discoloration from glue.
  Easy to remove and reapply.


ZIP Optical Gel to:

  Indoor water sprinkler systems

  Trees and natural surfaces

  Outdoor residential areas - Awnings, gazebos, etc.

  Commercial equipment



  Round railings

  Restaurant dinning areas

  Outdoor retail displays

Optical Gel STIQ


Optical Gel reformulated & exempt for registration made just for Canada yet with the same performance as the original Optical Gel.

Optical Gel & Cleaning Kit

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