What is the Best Bird Deterrent? A Comprehensive Guide


Birds can be a beautiful addition to any outdoor space. But they can also cause damage to property and disrupt peace with their constant chirping and droppings. If you’re looking for an effective bird deterrent solution, this guide will provide you with the best options available. Good Riddance provides highly effective bird control solutions in Dublin, Wicklow, Meath & Kildare. And all of our technicians have the training and skills to recommend, and install the correct solution for any bird issue.

Spiking as a Bird Deterrent Solution

Bird spikes are long, needle-like rods. Mounted on a flexible base. Made from either stainless-steel or plastic. Despite appearances, bird spiking is a humane method of bird control. The spikes are actually blunt and cannot hurt the birds. Adhering the spikes to areas that birds frequently perch or foul is a highly effective deterrent solution. As the birds view the spikes as dangerous. Therefore, they will not land on them. Instead they completely avoid the area. Meaning no more fouling or disruptive noises. Spiking is a cost-effective solution. As the installation is easy. And the stainless-steel lasts years. However, it is not suitable for every application. For example, bird spiking is too expensive to install on flat roofs. As the area is too large to cover. Additionally, spiking is a visible solution. And not aesthetically pleasing. Therefore, we wouldn’t recommend this solution if you want a discreet bird control solution.

Bird Repellent Gel

Bird Repellent Gel is the most innovative method of bird control on the market. Placing discs of bird repellent gel on perching sites is a foolproof way to get rid of a pigeon infestation. The discs reflect UV light which repels birds by making them think the building is on fire. Bird Repellent Gel is a discreet and cost-effective method of bird repellent. As well as being non-toxic, and humane. We highly recommend this solution for larger areas. Such as flat roofs.

Tension Wire as a Bird Deterrent Solution

Tension wire is another highly effective bird deterrent solution. It works similarly to spiking. By cutting off birds access to their preferred perching sites. And considering it is also stainless steel, it is long lasting. Additionally, it is a much more aesthetically pleasing solution. However, the installation process is more intricate than spiking. Tension wire requires the use of steel posts in order to support the wire. Before installation, it is important to determine the location of the post holes. The species of bird will help determine this. Smaller birds require more posts and wire. While larger birds require the the spacing to be further apart. So, less posts and wire.

Bird Netting

Bird netting is another excellent bird deterrent solution. Installing a net around areas that birds perch or foul completely cuts off their access. Therefore, bird problem solved! The installation process needs to be precise in order for the netting to be effectual. Accurate measurements are vital. Considering the nets are cut to size. Even the smallest gap could potentially compromise the solution. It is also vital to use the right materials and fixtures. Bird nets come in various materials. These depend on the type of pest bird and the location of the infestation. Netting is a cost-effective solution. As it lasts for up to 15 years. Netting is more common for applications such as warehouses or agriculture. However, you can net smaller areas. For example, apartment balconies or even back gardens.

Experiencing a bird issue? Contact us now and we will advise you of the right bird deterrent solution!

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