Installation Guide - Pest Control Pigeons
|| Spikes do not hurt birds – they
simply prevent pigeons from landing. They
are approved by and used by many Local Borough
Councils. Jones & Son are the only Spike
supplier recommended by PICAS (Pigeon Control
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See photos of pigeon spikes installed.
|| All areas that you intend to stick the
spikes onto should be cleared, ensuring that
they’re clean, dry, and free from pigeon
|| Squeeze the pigeon spike fixing silicone
generously onto the base of the spike (about
as thick as your little finger - approx 10mm),
thicker if the surface of the ledge is uneven.
|| Stick the base of
the spike level with the edge of the pipe
or ledge, so that there’s
a slight overhang of the spike pins. Press
the base down firmly so that the glue oozes
out through the little holes.
|| If the gap behind the first spike is greater
than 5cm, pigeons will get in behind. It
will therefore be necessary to put another
row of spikes into this space to block it.
|| For very wide ledges, 3 or more rows of
spikes will be necessary. Note: make sure
the gap between rows is no greater 5cm.
|| Grooves along the base of the spike enable
them to snap into segments to fit small gaps.
important:Spikes will stop pigeons from
sitting on a ledge; however they do not
scare pigeons, if there is a hole in the
eaves, or a cavity in the house behind the
spikes, pigeons will invariably force their
way past the spikes in an effort to get
into the hole or space behind. Every effort
should be made to block access to this hole
or space - for example, using wire mesh.
Simply putting a spike in front of the hole
will not stop the pigeon from forcing its
way into the hole.
before blocking the hole you should ensure
that no pigeons may be trapped. If you discover
any pigeons please contact your local PICAS
office at the following email address for
|| Every effort should be made to spike all
possible landing sites. Pigeons can land
on even the smallest piece of ledge or pipe.
Snap spikes into pieces to finish off rows
or spike small areas of pipes, etc.
|| Window cleaners, builders with their ladders,
scaffolders, painters and decorators have
a habit of breaking the spikes. Warn them
not to damage the spikes whilst working.
If a spike is knocked off or damaged, replace
it as soon as possible.
Pigeons in your gutters?
are now available — they clip
onto the bottom of the spike then simply
push over the outer rim of the gutter.
Gutter Clips and Spikes are designed
so there is no risk of gutter blockage.
Health and Safety
could affect your health. Wear suitable
protective clothing for example, a dust
mask, gloves and overalls. If you intend
to use ladders to access the area requiring
treatment, only do so if you are sure
it’s stable, and always
make sure you have a second person with
you to ‘foot’ (hold) the bottom
of the ladder securely.
Before you start work, assess the job
to make sure you can do it safely without
hurting yourself or others. If you have
any doubts at all, why not get a quote
from someone who can do the job safely.
If you don’t
feel confident about doing the job, please
send your unused spikes back for a full
refund - no questions asked. Better safe