4 Methods of Bird Control make a Permanent Barrier to pest birds:

  1. Exclusion Barrier- Metal Mesh (Vinyl Covered)

  2. Electric Barrier- Spring Tension Suspended

  3. Exclusion Barrier- Polyethylene Black Netting

  4. Electric Barrier- Tracks, Tapes, & Strips

 

1.Exclusion Barrier- Metal Mesh: Black Vinyl Covered is Best

(block birds out from ceilings)

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Exclusion Barrier Effectiveness

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25 Year Durability

  • Bird Pressure Rating 90%
  • Aesthetics 50%
  • Deters Nesting Birds 90%
  • Deters Overnight Roosting Birds 100%
  • Deters Daytime Loafing Birds 100%
  • Deters Feeding Birds 25%

2. Electric Barrier- Spring Tension: Works Great, Suspended or Floating Design is Best, Lasts A Long Time…

(humane shocking wires permanently attached to horizontal surfaces)

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Suspended Electric Barrier Effectiveness

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25 Year Durability

  • Bird Pressure Rating 90%
  • Aesthetics 90%
  • Deters Nesting Birds 90%
  • Deters Overnight Roosting Birds 100%
  • Deters Daytime Loafing Birds 100%
  • Deters Feeding Birds 70%

3. Exclusion Barrier- Netting: Black polyethylene 6 ply is best, must be black to last

(block birds out from ceilings)

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Netting Exclusion Barrier Effectiveness

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25 Year Durability

  • Bird Pressure Rating 90%
  • Aesthetics 65%
  • Deters Nesting Birds 90%
  • Deters Overnight Roosting Birds 100%
  • Deters Daytime Loafing Birds 100%
  • Deters Feeding Birds 50%

4. Electric Barrier- Tracks & Tapes: Works Great, Typically Lasts 4 to 7 Years

(humane shocking wires permanently attached to horizontal surfaces)

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Electric Barrier- Track & Tape Effectiveness

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25 Year Durability

  • Bird Pressure Rating 80%
  • Aesthetics 90%
  • Deters Nesting Birds 90%
  • Deters Overnight Roosting Birds 100%
  • Deters Daytime Loafing Birds 100%
  • Deters Feeding Birds 70%

Birds cannot adapt to electrical shocks or totally being blocked out or excluded from an area.  There are no other bird control devices that will effectively create a permanent barrier to keep birds out of an area.  This is because birds will adapt or habituate to any mechanical device that creates discomfort.  Birds will adapt to unreal threats…..and barriers that will not last longer than 15 to 20 years are not really permanent.  For this reason, any netting that is not black polyethylene made of 6 strands or more is not permanent.  White, stone, or transparent netting will not last more than 10 years in most situations.  In addition, it is true that most flat, track, or tape electric barriers will not be permanent because the effective lives of these products are less than 10 years in almost all situations.