Plastic Pigeon Spike is less expensive than it’s steel counterpart. It won’t last as long and is more visible, but if you need to protect ledges from roosting pigeons and you’re on a budget it will get the job done. If installed correctly, that is. All spike products fall under the heading ‘ledge product’ and aren’t nearly as effective on larger surfaces such as a roof. Plastic Bird Spike is merely a physical barrier that can prevent pigeons from being able to physically access the ledge(s). This 5″ wide spike will protect a ledge that is up to 6.5″ wide, again – if installed correctly. Follow the directions found in the box for the best results.
John’s Tip: The installation surface must be clean and free of dust, dirt, loose paint and pigeon poop. The plastic bird spike can be installed using screws and/or a good silicone glue (make sure it’s silicone so it doesn’t deteriorate in 6 months). There are screw holes in the base of each strip and if not using screws, make sure the glue mushrooms up through those holes for a good strong hold. To prevent injury to people and damage to the product, don’t install spike in areas accessible to humans. Spike is not a good choice to control smaller birds. Paint may help plastic spike hold up to the elements longer. As always – Happy Hunting!