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Bird Spike Installation | RayAccess, Inc. 

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Bird spikes are a humane solution of bird control without the use of pesticides. Bird spikes merely force birds to find a different nesting or roosting zone. And RayAccess performs bird spike installation to protect people and buildings from bird infestation.

Unlike most contractors in Los Angeles, RayAccess employs industrial rope access technicians to install bird spikes. This means we can safely access high areas with super-fast rigging. Bird spike installation is less reliant on scaffolding or blocking traffic with a boom lift. Advantages of hiring RayAccess include much faster project duration times, and less cost for you.

Bird spikes are ideal for proofing:

  • ledges
  • sills
  • pipes
  • beams
  • chimneys
  • signs
  • gutters
  • roofs
  • eaves
  • rafters
  • statues
  • chimneys
  • lamp posts
  • pipes
  • awnings
  • A/C units
  • railings
  • boats

Keep birds away from your commercial property with humane and practical deterrents.

Pigeon Infestation Is Dangerous:

Commonly known for bird infestation, pigeons are the number one bird pest in the United States. Their bird dropping is especially hazardous. In fact, pigeon droppings transmit several diseases [1]. Dust from pigeon droppings can easily contaminate air conditioning units and be inhaled by people inside the home.

Getting rid of bird infestation does not have to be complicated. The simple idea of installing bird spikes is often the best remedy. Installing bird spikes or bird netting is crucial for a safe and healthy building.

How Anti-Bird Spikes Work:

Bird spikes are pre-assembled in strips to form a porcupine like shape. They come in different sizes. Short spikes placed with narrow gaps are used to deter pigeons, long spikes placed with wide gaps are used to deter seagulls. The objective is to painlessly block the bird’s feet from comfortably landing and roosting.  

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Bird B Gone Pigeon Spikes

Bird spikes may appear menacing but the spikes have blunted tips that bend to provide a slight uncomfortable nudge. Bird spikes are recommended as a humane deterrent by Peta and the U.S. Humane Society [2].

Installing Anti-Bird Spikes Yourself?

It is essential to have the right equipment and experience when working at height. DIYers beware, falls from above one story can result in serious injury or even death.  According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, every year half a million people are treated for ladder related injuries including about 400 fatalities [3].

RayAccess technicians are fully equipped to use the complete spectrum of high access equipment. They undergo extensive training using ladders, man lifts, suspended scaffolding, swing stages, and Industrial Rope Access. Leave bird spike installation and tasks that require working above one story to contractors trained in fall protection. 

How To Install Bird Spikes:

It’s a 3-step process: evaluation, cleaning, installation.

Procurement:

We evaluate the job site to help procure the best spikes for your particular infestation. RayAccess will select the appropriate bird spike length and material (either stainless steel or plastic). The type of bird you are dealing with and your aesthetic requirements plays a factor in which bird spike to use. For example, plastic spikes are made of a strong polycarbonate material that can withstand hawks whereas stainless steel is less visible to the naked eye.  

Cleaning:

RayAccess performs a thorough sanitizing and removal of all bird waste. Our team is equipped with power washers and eco-friendly cleaning solutions.

Installation:

If you give an inch, they will take a mile. This common phrase definitely applies to birds. Proper installation requires that spikes hang over the front edge surface. The spikes should be longer than the bird’s legs, so they can’t comfortably rest on the spikes. Birds are smart and will find empty spaces to perch. RayAccess technicians install bird spikes in rows, so there are no empty spaces.

Common Issues Before Bird Spike Installation: 

Clogged Gutters:

Gutter sections are an ideal location for roosting and nesting. Sometimes nest remnants can clog your gutters and downspouts. 

Deterioration of Roof Beams:

If not cleaned quickly, bird droppings are known to eat away at building material and substrate. Given the height of roof beams, this building element is especially challenging to clean. Before you know it, roof beams begin to deteriorate.   

Constant Cleaning:

Spikes eliminate the need for constant cleanup of bird droppings, and routine maintenance is limited to just blowing leaves off the spikes.

Complaints:

Going underneath birds that are roosting, can put you in jeopardy, causing people to complain. Although bird poop is known to be good luck, people tend to avoid this possibility.

Alternative Services:

Why Choice RayAccess For Bird Spike Installation:

Safety:

Priority number one for us is safety. That’s why we advocate the use of industrial rope access for exterior building maintenance and bird spike installation.

Efficiency:

Our team is proficient at bird spike installation, in addition to pressure washing, exterior painting, and gutter maintenance. Instead of hiring multiple contractors, RayAccess is an efficient one-stop-shop for exterior building maintenance. 

Quality:

We guarantee a quality job when you hire RayAccess for bird spike installation. If there are any issues with our work we will return to your property and perform a makegood. RayAccess provides labor warranties and references who will support our candidacy. We also use a bird spike product that includes a manufacturer warranty of 5 to 10 years. 

References:

  1. Medical News Today. Birds and their droppings can carry over 60 diseases: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/61646#1
  2. Channel 4 WWL. PETA opposes city’s use of poison against pigeons: https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/local/orleans/peta-opposes-citys-use-of-poison-against-pigeons/289-153554062
  3. American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 500,000 falls from ladders annually: https://www.ishn.com/articles/106830-000-falls-from-ladders-annually-97-percent-occur-at-home-or-on-farms

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • On behalf of 1033 Ocean Ave HOA, I would like to thank RayAccess for a great job in cleaning and restoring the exterior of our building. Utilizing your rope access system saved our Association much in costs and we are glad to have avoided the need to erect scaffolding to perform the work. Sergey and his crew were very professional and communicated well during the project.

    Susan L. 1033 Ocean Ave HOA Board
  • "Great job in washing our building! Very professional team."

    Luis P. DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles / Director of Engineering
  • "Thanks so much for the great work! The windows look perfect"

    Alex R. Fisch Properties / Property Manager
  • "Great job at a great price! Had them come in to clean our building and were able to reach the high windows with no problem! Called for a free estimate, they came that same day and then came to clean to the next day! Friendly staff as well!"

    Sugar B. Playa Vista Community
  • Thank you so much for cleaning windows at our building. The tenants are so happy! They can finally see what's outside their windows!

    Ismael S SouthPark Group/ Property Manager
  • I'm really happy with work RayAccess did for us on painting the exterior of Loews atrium. At first, I though it would be a nightmare project because of old paint condition and difficult access to some areas. But it turned out to be a very professional and smooth job! Thank you.

    Rex U. Loews Hotel/ Director of Engineering
  • RayAccess painted our outdoor movie screen on a high-rise building in Downtown LA. With their Rope Access method, they saved us thousands of dollars in bringing a huge lift and blocking almost entire street. The job was done perfectly! Thank you so much!

    Emily W. Rooftop Cinema/ Head of Design & Production

Bird Installation Service Area

RayAccess, Inc. is a bird spike installation contractor that proudly serves the following areas: Los Angeles County (including Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Burbank, Encino, San Fernando, Pasadena, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, El Segundo, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, City of Commerce).

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