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This neat little spike will keep out virtually any bird – especially those small sparrows and starlings etc.

The Defender Thistle is by far and away the best solution for all birds, and especially where a low profile or limited space is an issue. But if budget considerations are important, then this is a good alternative.

  • Protects approximately 130 mm (5”)
  • Has 120 spikes per metre
  • With ‘criss-cross’ pattern of spikes, forms an almost impenetrable barrier for birds to access
  • Same day despatch if ordered before noon
  • Free delivery over €150 (excluding VAT)

Other facts

  • Stainless steel spikes, polycarbonate base
  • Each strip is 50cm long (i.e 2 per metre)
  • Height of spikes = 10.5 cm (4”)
  • Fix with silicone adhesive, screws or cable ties
  • 10-year Warranty
If you will be using an adhesive to fix these spikes, we recommend our Defender Adhesive which has been specifically designed for use with this product
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If you are unsure of which product is best for you, either contact us or visit our Product Selector  page for advice

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    • Length =  500mm (19.7″)
    • Width = 5.5 cm (2″)
    • Height = 105 mm (4″)
    • Protects up to = 110 mm (4″)
    • Spikes per 1 metre =  120
    • Spike thickness = 1.3mm (0.05″)
    • Base = UV-resistant polycarbonate WONDERLITE PC 115U
    • Spikes = Stainless spring steel EN 1.4310

Strip Length 

Each strip of Universal Starling Spike 500 mm (almost 20 inches) long. 2 strips are needed to protect a one  metre length of ledge. One metre of Universal Straling Spike will have 120 pins set in a criss-cross patern, therefore stopping the most determined small bird from landing on any surface

Humane Treatment of Birds 

Although these spikes   may look aggressive, it is a humane bird control solution  and does not hurt the birds at all. The fan of pins act initially as a visual deterrent to birds  wanting to land and most will move on to more accessible areas. If they are more  determined the dense pattern of the pins means getting close will be uncomfortable for the  bird and indeed make it impossible to get a foot hold onto the ledge. 

Pricing & Delivery

  • Quantity discounts as follows:

Discounts apply on total metres per order on all standard plastic & steel spikes. Adjusted automatically in cart.

  • There is a standard carriage charge of €9.99 plus VAT per order that will be applied at checkout. FREE DELIVERY on orders over €150 (not including VAT)

Free Sample

We are quite happy to send you a free sample of any products you want to look at before ordering.

(It will not be a full length but probably about 1/3rd of normal but will enable you to assess it.)

All we ask is that you initially cover the cost of carriage at €6.99 BUT if you order later we will refund that against your purchase.

To order, please click on the button below which will take you to a page where you can make your selection.

Title Range Discount
If you order: 49 - 99 2.5%
If you order: 100 - 199 3%
If you order: 200 - 499 5%
If you order: 500 + 7.5%