Pest birds can be a major nuisance, causing damage to buildings, vehicles, crops – the list goes on. Finding an effective and humane solution to deter them is crucial, but not all methods are created equal. While anti-bird spikes have been a popular choice for many, research has shed light on the unintended consequences of these sharp deterrents.
During a recent NPR interview with biologist Auke-Florian Hiemestra, they delved into Hiemestra’s studies on several bird species surprisingly using anti-bird spikes as building materials for their nests, with the largest nest incorporating 1,500 metal pieces.
“This nest was made in the courtyard of a hospital, and we also went to the roof of the hospital. And there were a lot of bird spikes. But all the bird spikes closest to the nest, they were gone, and just a trail of glue was present. But, yeah, I think the magpie ripped them off the roof and used them in its own nest,” Hiemstra stated.
This poses not only a risk to the birds themselves but highlights the lack of efficacy in spikes providing a long-term solution to the problem.
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