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bird proofing and Deterrents

Malum Bird Proofing Measures

There are a number of different proofing systems available. The system employed depends on the nature of the building and a factor known as ‘bird pressure’. Bird pressure is a term used to describe how determined the birds are to remain in an area. Drawing from our experience we can quickly determine the bird pressure present and suggest the most effective solution, using this system helps to allow us to select the proofing system that is most suitable for each site.

Bird Netting

Specialised weatherproof netting is stretched taunt across roofs and voids and attached to stainless steel fixings and wire rope. Installing bird netting is a highly skilled job as a well installed bird net will be unobtrusive and will remain effective for many years.

Within a high pressure area bird nets are usually the only technique that can be guaranteed against determined birds. Bird nets with different size holes are also available for a number of different species.

Bird Spiking (Vertical Wires)

Stainless steel blunt wires are embedded within a UVA stable plastic base and are secured with a specialist neutral adhesive along ledges to prevent the birds from landing on them.

Whilst bird spikes are an effective solution in most cases, birds within high pressure areas have been known to overcome these vertical wires by filling between the bird spikes with enough twigs and debris so that they can comfortably sit on top of them. Thus the need for an experienced business to complete a site survey.

Sprung Wire

A tensioned stainless steel wire is stretched between stainless steel posts drilled into the ledges along a building. The wires prevent birds from looking over the edge of the ledge which usually discourages birds from the ledge itself.

This approach also stops birds from landing on the ledge as they will bounce off the wire. Sprung wire is only used in low pressure sites, and very occasionally medium pressure sites. They are relatively unobtrusive and cost effective to install, however ongoing maintenance is highly recommended.

Acoustic Scaring

By blasting out the distress calls of certain bird species other individuals of that species will stay away.

However this only works in the short term by itself, Falconry is an ideal addition to this. This is rarely effective against Pigeons, an acoustic scarer is much more effective on other bird species.

Visual Scaring

The purchase and installation of plastic owls on ledges in intended to scare birds from site. However as these plastic birds never move or fly the pest birds soon come to realise that they are no threat and harmless. Such deterrents can normally be found with guano on them where birds have sat on them.

There are also silhouettes available of birds of prey in flight. Should these be installed between two buildings they are supposed to prevent birds from landing. However, as they don’t land or move the birds become accustomed to them and eventually ignore them.

Optical Gel

Optical Gel is installed in low profile dishes and can be installed externally, internally, flat, diagonal and upside down. Optical Gel appears to birds as fire and thus deters birds from landing where applied. This works by altering the bird’s behaviour and not acting as a barrier.

Left undisturbed optical gel can be effective for up to three years before replacement is required. Optical Gel is ideal where building aesthetics is a concern and can be used at any range of bird pressure sites.

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