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December 29, 2011 by - 1 Comments
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Pigeon spikes are used to control the roosting of birds on your roof or any other area that they tend to flock. Ostensibly created as a deterrent, they have their pros and cons. It is always a good idea for matters concerning your roof that you call and consult with a professional roofer first. Have him come out and give you a free roof inspection first before you decide to install anything on your roof. If he is a local, he most likely will have experience in the best method to deter birds and avoid major repairs or even a roof replacement as a result.
Also known as bird control spikes and anti-roosting spikes, these devices are made to modify potential perching real estate into no-bird zones. Long spikes sprinkled across your ridge cap and barbed wire and bristle brush type spikes are all made to not harm the bird. Sharpened and electrified spikes have pretty much been outlawed in most regions because they not only can harm and even kill birds, they can also be a problem for roofers or other animals clambering up on the roof.
Simple though they sound as an inexpensive solution to keeping the mess away from you home, they actually require maintenance. After a while, feathers, leaves and twigs stick to them and not only become unsightly, they end up no longer being effective because now, the birds can sit on them comfortably.
There are other methods to keep birds and their feathers and toxic fecal matter away from your roof and patio. Ask your roofer about sound machines and lights that can be used in place of pigeon spikes.
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