Simple and straightforward, barrier bird control methods work everywhere they are installed. A simple, stop-the-problem-right-now solution is bird spikes. Pigeons love to roost on beams, rafters, ledges, wires — anything that’s available and easy. Spikes immediately take away that option. They’re available in both plastic (clear resin) and stainless steel. The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre only needed a few spikes to get rid of the pigeons. Instead, they got a media firestorm and the worst publicity imaginable.
Don’t like the way spikes look? Try a roost-inhibiting gel. Bird Control doesn’t get any more low-profile and discreet than this — but it’s extremely effective for signs, beams, sills etc. Like spikes, gel stops birds from roosting. It makes the surface sticky and uncomfortable, so they’ll find another place to rest.
Over larger areas, exclusion netting is an excellent preventive measure. It’s more costly to install than some other repelling methods, but the exclusion is permanent and 100% effective.
Simple to install and highly cost-effective are sound/ultrasound devices. Sonic bird control offers wide-area protection for a very reasonable cost and simple installation. Distress and predator cries will condition pest birds to avoid the area.
For applications where silence is preferred, ultrasonic units offer excellent protection. They emit high-frequency sounds inaudible to humans. These work best in limited areas, as the ultrasound waves need surfaces to bounce off and dissipate quickly in open air. Bird-X’s Ultrason X has four external speakers each with 100-foot cords perfect for indoor and outdoor music venues like the one now infamous for its pigeon poop problem. This unit covers 3,600 square feet and gets rid of all types of birds, especially pigeons. The QB4 offers similar protection in enclosed and semi-enclosed areas in one self-contained unit.
All the above methods of Bird Control are safe and humane, so there should be no PR problems with them. So if you don’t want to be famous for all the wrong reasons — consider yourself warned with the story of the rock concert that went very badly, and then choose from the many different ways you can avoid similar headlines.