6 Reasons to use bird deterrent wire

Bird deterrent wire, also known as just bird wire, is a physical barrier designed to prevent birds from landing or roosting on ledges, beams, and other structures. It is a popular choice for businesses and building owners who want to prevent the many problems that can arise from having pest birds, such as damage to property or potential health hazards caused by droppings and feathers.

Bird deterrent wire is typically made of steel springs and wires that are strung between fixed pillars, arranged in two or three parallel rows, making it difficult for birds to land or move around the area that is being protected. The wire is usually thin and flexible, allowing it to blend in with the surrounding environment and avoid obstructing views. 

Bird WireThere are several benefits to using bird deterrent wire compared to other forms of bird control:

  1. Humane: Bird deterrent wire is a humane form of bird control to keep pest birds away from your property without harming them. The wire does not harm or kill the birds, it simply creates an obstacle that prevents them from landing or nesting on a particular surface. This makes it a humane and legal solution for controlling nuisance birds. It is also environmentally safe and will not damage buildings or affect surrounding structures.
  2. Cost effective: Bird deterrent wire is easy to install, and when installed correctly and maintained properly it is long lasting, making it a cost-effective form of bird control.
  3. Durable: The system of springs and tensioned wires is made of durable materials such as stainless steel and can withstand harsh weather conditions. It is also resistant to rust, corrosion, and UV light, making it a long-lasting solution.
  4. Low maintenance: Once installed bird deterrent wire requires minimal maintenance and can be easily cleaned with a hose or pressure washer. It does not need to be replaced frequently, unlike other methods such as bird repellent sprays or gels that need to be reapplied regularly.
  5. Flexible and versatile: Bird deterrent wire is highly versatile, it can be customized to fit almost any surface or architectural feature, from rooftops, glass fronted buildings to metal cladding and steel beams. It can even be applied to tricky areas such as brick ledges, parapets, gutters, and pipes, making it an ideal bird control method for many applications.
  6. Discreet: Another great attribute of bird deterrent wire is that it does not affect the look of a building. Unlike other bird deterrents such as bird nets or spikes, bird wire is thin and not easily visible from the ground or afar, and doesn't obstruct views from windows or balconies, preserving the aesthetics of a building. Because of this, it is a popular choice for use on glass buildings and many architects’ preferred method of bird control.

When compared with other methods bird deterrent wire is one of the favoured options to protect buildings or businesses from nuisance birds. It’s effective, it looks good, and there are no harmful effects on birds. If you are looking to install bird deterrent wire, we can help.

We can provide expert advice and work with you to develop a bird proofing management plan for your business. We can carry out a free comprehensive survey with a site-specific risk assessment on the method of control required whilst tailored to any budget restrictions.

Get in touch with our friendly team of pest bird control experts today or call us on 0333 567 2020.

Author: NBC Environment/Orkin

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