how do you install bird spikes

Bird spikes are your best defense for keeping birds away from your property and are widely used at commercial properties with great success.

Why Installing Bird Spikes Properly is Important

Bird spikes just make an uneven surface that birds cannot land on; they do not injure birds. Putting in bird spikes is a practical, affordable, and humane way to stop birds from landing.

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Bird Spikes are ideal for:

  • Signs
  • Window Sills
  • Ledges
  • Roof lines
  • Parapet Walls
  • I-beams
  • Signs
  • Light posts
  • Eaves
  • And more!

Because of their flexible bases, Bird-B-Gone Spikes are simple to install on both flat and curved surfaces. Our spikes are quick and simple to install; they can be fastened to most surfaces with glue, screws, or ties. They come in 2-foot sections. The spike strips have pre-drilled holes along the base.

Make sure the bird spikes are the appropriate product for the job before installing them. If there are a lot of birds nesting in a certain area, you might want to use a physical deterrent like bird netting or bird slope to keep the birds away for good. Additionally, birds that are starling size or bigger, like pigeons and gulls, should be treated with bird spikes. Smaller birds, like sparrows, will occasionally weave between spikes to return to a favorable location.

Method 1: Installation with Caulking

Using caulking is the recommended and most popular installation technique. Ten feet of bird spikes can be installed with one caulking tube. Because bird spikes are so thin, caulking will hold them in place firmly without causing any surface-level holes in the building or fixture that could let water in.

It is appropriate to use caulking when installing your bird spikes on ledges, roof flashing, light fixtures, and any other flat surfaces. To install ….

  • Ensure the surface is clean and dry
  • Place a thick layer of caulking where the spikes will be placed. This can be done a few feet or ten feet at a time.
  • Once the caulking is dry, firmly press your bird spikes into it, allowing it to ooze through the base’s holes and around its edges. This will help hold the spikes even more firmly in place.


How do you put spikes on a bird?

The preferred and most common method of installation is to use caulking. One tube of caulking is enough to install 10 feet of bird spikes. Bird spikes are very light and caulking will hold them very securely without creating any holes in the building or fixture surface that allow water ingress.

What is the best adhesive for bird spikes?

Avifix is a top quality high-tack Bird Spike Adhesive suitable for applying Avipoint Bird Spikes to most types of surfaces. Effective in both dry and damp conditions. One tube will stick up to 10m of bird spikes.

How do you install pest spikes?

Installation. Step 1: Apply a bead of silicon along the entire base of the spike strip. Step 2: Position bird spike on ledge and press down firmly. Make sure the spike is close to the leading edge of the surface so that birds cannot perch between spikes and the edge.