Bird-X Bird Spikes - 10ft.L Strip, Model# SP-10-NR
Stop birds from nesting
Last year I bought several sets of these Bird-X Spikes and applied them with zip ties, rather than the included glue, to the rear two 2 x 2 wood strips that help to form the pergola attached to my garage. I wanted to stop robins from nesting on the pergola under the eaves because they make a mess of the paint job and because the poor robins feel obligated to fly off the nest every time I pass by, which is fairly often in the spring. The spikes worked for that area but the robins just nested further along the pergola, so I have purchased more spikes to apply this fall. The plastic strips of spikes are fairly sturdy for this use, and disappear when the grape vines leaf out. A neat humane solution, I think.
August 3, 2014
Works great will buy again if needed!
Good value! Fast shipping!
April 23, 2013
Gets the job done
We've had major problems with birds building nests on our large wrap-around porch. Sometimes we'd find four or five nests a year and the bird droppings made it nearly impossible to enjoy relaxing on the porch. I placed three fake owls on the porch but only worked for a short time period. These little plastic barbs make it impossible for birds to land and nest. Since they are clear in color, they are nearly impossible to see-- great idea and wish we had them years ago.
November 16, 2010
Effective and Affordable
I needed to keep pigeons off of the tops of brick and wood columns on my front porch. The plastic bird spike strips were easy to handle and included plenty of glue which has held up fine so far (about 4 months). The ledges I had to protect are fairly narrow (about 2 and a half inches) so a single strip has been effective. I'm very please with the inconspicuous appearence, easy installation and total effectiveness of this product.
August 11, 2008
Bird-X Bird Spikes
I bought several boxes of the Bird-X bird spikes because I happened upon a box of them locally and they worked great. The spikes are translucent plastic and very sharp (be careful). We needed to discourage birds from landing and nesting on the 1.5" framing around some of our doors and windows. These spikes fit perfectly on such a narrow spot. I attached them with the included epoxy. Once in place the spikes are not very noticeable, although they are not invisible.
I recommend them to anyone looking to keep birds from landing or nesting on horizontal places.
April 14, 2008
Bought the product to put above a wooden swingset as birds were messing on the swings below everyday. Installed the product above the swings (single wide) with screws (not supplied) instead of the provided glue. To install with screws you are suppose to use the spikes double wide, therefore I drilled holes in the plastic. Also, I needed to becareful with the screws as if I pushed too hard I think the plastic would have cracked. Product works great, have not had any bird mess on the swings since.
July 9, 2007
bird x spikes
easy to install. effective. "junk" catcher such as leaves, webs....but it is the nature of the product. Hopefully will last.
July 9, 2007
100% effective on balcony railings
The Bird X spikes were 100% effective in keeping pigeons off a balcony in a luxury high-rise apartment building in the City of Newark, New Jersey. I’m sure the glue provided in the kit works, but I didn’t use it. Instead, I bought a pack of cable ties from a known national retail store. I used 2 ties per foot on the spikes, and ran them along the perimeter of the balcony railing.
I also bought some 1” hexagonal mesh chicken wire, 24” high, and ran it along the outside edge of the balcony railing. And I also used cable ties for the chicken wire. This stops pigeons from landing on the balcony edge and walking in. For the picture windows facing the balcony, I leave the blinds up, and this also deters them. They don’t like to roost on a window sill in front of a clear window, meaning one without any mini-blinds.
I previously tried an ultrasonic device that was a total failure.
Theoretically pigeons could still land, by air, right onto the balcony itself, BUT THEY DON’T. They must feel insecure, because the area is now semi-enclosed. In their own not-so-stupid bird brains, they realize that if they wanted to take off in a hurry, they would need to gain a couple of feet in height to clear the railing. This would take much more time than flying straight, and they know that a predator (or resident) could catch them.
Thanks to the Bird-X Bird spikes, now I can paint my balcony, install pots with landscaping, etc. I can actually enjoy my balcony and my unrestricted sunset views.
March 26, 2007