Bird B Gone Plastic Bird Spikes Out Perform Warranty, In Place for over 12 Years

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Bird B Gone, the leader in professional grade bird control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications reveals a case study showing its bird spikes perform reliably after more than a decade.

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In a case study involving DePaul University in Chicago, Bird B Gone documents how its Polycarbonate Clear Spikes performed reliably for over 12 years. The university’s downtown campus had a severe bird problem. The marble, terra cotta and granite ledges on one of its five-story buildings had been severely compromised by droppings from a flock of pigeons numbering over 200.

The stainless steel bird spikes that were previously installed by another pest control company had become ice-damaged and were falling off the 5-story building. The company had not only used the wrong material for its spikes, but had failed to properly prepare the ledge surface and used an inferior adhesive. As a result, some spikes landed on pedestrians, causing minor injuries that led to potential lawsuits. These legal actions were settled out of court at great expense to the University.

To add insult to injury, the previous installer claimed that their “guarantee” had expired and refused to accept responsibility for the poor installation.

The installation of Polycarbonate Clear Spikes posed a challenge because the surface of the ledges had to be properly prepared before any new bird spikes could be installed. This included having to arduously remove the existing bird spikes and the adhesive (liquid nails) that remained on the ledges. This was a very time-consuming process.

Bird B Gone’s Polycarbonate Clear Spikes were installed more than 12 years ago. Today, the spikes continue to perform without failure, remaining as secure as the day they were first installed. There are several reasons for this: First, Bird B Gone bird spikes are made in the USA of UV-protected polycarbonate plastic one-piece rigid construction. The weatherproof spikes are built to last and aren’t affected by extreme temperatures -200° F to 310°F (-129° C to 154° C). Finally, to ensure lasting performance and stability, specially formulated adhesives were used to secure the spikes to the ledges.

Bird B Gone is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of bird control products, providing effective and humane solutions to a bird-free environment. The company provides advice; training and installation services for those who need help with these and other bird control measures. For the complete line of products from Bird B Gone, call 1-800-392-6915; fax: 949-472-3116 or visit our website at, e-mail: nobirds(at)birdbgone(dot)com.

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