The pest birds are very active in the early morning hours. It might be that you are awakened by them. If you have your window open, you might hear them chirping in the trees. You also might hear them congregating on your rooftop. At night, the crows and black birds may move in and roost and pick at the tiles on the roof. When they are there, they are leaving their droppings behind. There are verified instances of heavy bird droppings caving in rooftops. This is an extreme example, but when bird control is not in place in a problem area such as the rooftop, the area can be damaged.
Fortunately, there are ways to keep pest birds off rooftops. Bird spikes have been keeping birds off rooftops and other susceptible areas for quite some time now. When you are familiar with bird spikes, you might begin to see them more often. When they are applied properly, they are virtually invisible. This is why you might not have noticed them at various businesses before, or on other people’s homes.
Bird spikes are easy to install by the average homeowner. They can be simply glued, screwed or nailed down. There are variations in bird spikes. They come in stainless steel or a rigid U.V-resistant and unbreakable polycarbonate. The plastic polycarbonate bird spikes are popular with homeowners because they come in an assortment of colors that will match the coloring of the rooftop. The colors include brick red, brown, tan, gray, black and white. Bird spikes are placed on roof crowns, ledges and parapet walls where the birds tend to land.
Another rooftop bird control solution is a bird gel. Bird gels are a highly effective bird deterrent. The bird gel creates a very sticky and uncomfortable surface for the birds to land on. Bird gel is applied on the roof top in the same places as bird spikes using a standard caulking gun and the bird gel only needs to be re-applied every six months.
Bird spikes are effective for the larger birds where bird gels are effective against both large and small pest birds.