Overview

If you have birds nesting in the gable ends or eaves of your house they would almost certainly be swallows or house martins.

The house martin is a small bird with glossy blue-black upper parts and pure white under parts. It has a distinctive white rump with a forked tail and, on close inspection, white feathers covering its legs and toes. It spends much of its time on the wing collecting insect prey. The bird’s mud nest is usually sites below the eaves of buildings. They are summer migrants and spend their winters in Africa.

Pest Control

Simply fix Defender wide plastic spike up under the eaves of buildings. The spikes should be protruding outwards stopping the House Martins getting to the eaves preventing nest building.

Usually just 2 spikes at an angle into the corner (see below) will do the job, but some customers prefer to install a continuous run of Defender wide spikes fixed under the eaves to resolve the problem of bird droppings and noise problems. However, some customers like bird activity around the property and only want bird spikes fixed to areas above windows, doors etc to stop unsightly bird droppings. They are more than happy to see the birds in other areas of the property.

The Defender bird spikes are excellent at covering small areas and are easy to install. Fixing a couple of screws plus fixing silicone will hold the bird spike into position making it immediately 100%  successful.    

Preventing House Martins/Swallows

Use our bird spikes as shown in these sketches

birds in gable ends

Use either of these spikes:

Wide Steel Bird SpikesWide Steel Bird Spikes
7.45 Excl. VAT
Wide Plastic Bird SpikesWide Plastic Bird Spikes
5.75 Excl. VAT