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Bird Spikes for Light Fixtures

Got birds perching on your streetlights, business signs, lamps, or other lighting fixture? Bird spikes are a great solution for birds landing on these lighting fixtures. Bird spikes physically block birds from landing, preventing the birds from perching and resulting in less birds in the area.

Extra Tall Bird Spikes


Bird spikes are one of the most popular bird control methods and are used throughout the world. They have a lifespan of 8-10 years. Once they are installed, they require virtually no maintenance, and will protect ledges and surfaces from birds year-round.


Bird spikes come in a few varieties for different types of birds.


Standard bird spikes are the first type of bird spikes. This type of spikes works well against medium-sized birds like pigeons, crows, grackles, and seagulls. Smaller birds like sparrows and barn swallows can still fit through the cracks and larger birds like geese and turkey vultures can still sit on top of them.


Standard bird spikes come in plastic and stainless steel varieties. These spikes are the most common choice for everyday bird control situations. Standard bird spikes can be installed easily on lamp posts, business signs, and other lighting fixtures. Lengths come in 10 to 100 inches and can be installed in succession.

lamp post bird spikes

Standard Size Bird Spikes on a Lamp Post


Extra tall bird spikes are the next type of bird spikes. These spikes are designed for blocking out larger birds like geese and turkey vultures. They are 5.75" high as opposed to 4.3" height in other models. These are a great option for light fixtures if your bird problem involves a larger bird species.

Extra wide bird spikes are the third type of bird spikes for lighting fixtures. These spikes are 7.5" wide (as opposed to regular spikes width of 4.5") and block out larger birds like geese and turkey vultures, similar to the extra tall bird spikes model, in addition to blocking out medium-sized birds like pigeons, seagulls, and crows. These are a good choice if you need coverage of multiple types of bird species or if you need to cover a wider area with spikes.

If you have a smaller bird species, like sparrows or barn swallows dwelling on your lighting fixture, bird spikes can help block out these birds to some extent, but the birds can still nestle through the spikes and can potentially even nest between them.


In the case of smaller birds, you may be better off with a device like AviAngle for certain lighting fixtures, which converts a flat, horizontal surface with a wall behind it into a smooth diagonal surface that birds can't land on, or you may be best off talking with a bird control company to determine the best way to exclude birds from your lighting fixture.

It is important to note that while bird spikes will stop birds from landing on a surface, they will not fix a bird infestation problem alone if the birds have already nested and are already attached to the area. In the event of a bird infestation, you are going to need to remove the birds' food sources and call in a bird control company to remove the nesting birds and install bird netting over their nesting grounds.


Summary: There are three varieties of bird spikes for blocking out birds from lighting fixtures: standard bird spikes, extra tall bird spikes, and extra wide bird spikes. Standard bird spikes work well on medium-sized birds, extra tall bird spikes work well on large sized-birds, and extra wide bird spikes work on both medium- and large-sized birds. Smaller birds like sparrows can still nest between bird spikes, and bird spikes alone will not stop a bird infestation if the birds have already nested.


Benefits Of Bird Spikes For Light Fixtures:

  • Block Perching Birds

  • Less Bird Droppings

  • Less Annoying Birds

  • Cleaner Looking Area

  • Lasts 8-10 Years


If you are experiencing a bird problem, AviAway can help. AviAway has 30+ years of experience servicing bird control problems and has performed work for companies like Amazon, Rite Aid, and the U.S. Postal Service. We offer services throughout the United States and Canada. We service all types of bird species, from pigeons and sparrows to geese and turkey vultures. Click here or call 844-247-3373 to request a free bird control quote.


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