Defender™ Fixing Silicone Adhesive is a specially formulated glue specifically designed to use with bird spikes and pigeon control spikes. This spike adhesive can be used on all clean, dry surfaces such as wood, glass, steel, concrete and brick, to name but a few.
The fixing silicone reacts with the polycarbonate bases of the Defender™ Bird Spike range to create a tough, strong bond. Once the spike adhesive has cured, it will hold the bird spikes in place for years to come, keeping pigeons and birds away from homes and properties.
Defender™ Fixing Silicone Adhesive Glue - Key Features:
Specially Designed Bird Spike Adhesive
Defender™ Fixing Silicone Adhesive Glue has been designed with the Defender™ Pigeon, Seagull and Bird Control range in mind. It is a neutral cure silicone which gives it extra grab and a high adhesive strength, meaning it will stick to virtually any clean, dry, porous or non-porous surface, quickly and securely, making it perfect for the installation of pigeon spikes. It also means it has no nasty smell, which is associated with some chemical based silicones.
Defender™ Spike Fixing Adhesive is a low modulus silicone, thereby retaining a certain amount of flexibility when cured. It takes 24 hours to fully cure. However, its high tack make up, its gel consistency, and the silicone fixing holes in the bird spike bases mean it holds the Defender™ Pigeon Spikes in place immediately.
Pigeon Spike Adhesive Coverage
Defender™ Pigeon Spike Adhesive comes in a 285 ml tube. A 9 – 12 mm bead is recommended to adhere the bird spikes to the surface. Each tube can cover up to 8 metres of linear bird spikes depending on the surface and the type of pigeon spike. (Some of the Defender™ Bird Control Products have wider bases.) We suggest 1 tube can cover from 20 to 24 pigeon deterrent strips.
How to Install Bird Spikes using Defender™ Spike Adhesive
The only specialist tool needed to use Defender™ Fixing Silicone is a caulking gun. Cut open the end of the fixing silicone tube, apply the application nozzle and insert into the caulking gun. The perfect size of application bead is 9 - 12 mm, so it may be necessary to shorten the nozzle by cutting a little off to achieve this.
Apply along the full length of the base of the Defender™ Bird Deterrent Spike and then press the spike onto the clean, dry ledge or window sill that needs bird proofing. The Defender™ Spike Adhesive will ooze through the special silicone locking holes in the base of the spikes, keeping the pigeon spike firmly in position. If you would like further information on the silicone caulking gun, please visit this link:
Defender™ Spike Fixing Silicone Caulking Gun
Long Life Expectancy
The Defender™ Pigeon Spike Adhesive is a clear substance that is unnoticeable once applied to the base of the pigeon and bird deterrent spikes. It has a firm gel-like consistency which holds its shape well while the bird spike is being placed on the ledge it needs to protect from pigeons roosting. Just like the Defender™ Pigeon Deterrent Spike bases, our spike adhesive is also UV stabilised, so will not discolour over time making it the perfect accompaniment to the pigeon spike.
As it is to be used in predominantly outside areas that are exposed to the elements, it is good to know that this spike adhesive works perfectly in temperatures ranging from -60°C to 180°C and is also formulated to be corrosion free. In fact, the Defender™ Fixing Silicone has a life expectancy of 35 years.
High Quality Defender™ Fixing Silicone
Defender™ Fixing Silicone Adhesive Glue has been specifically designed to work in conjuction with Durolon, the UV stabilised polycarbonate plastic used in the manufacture of the bases of the Defender™ Bird and Pigeon Control Spike range.
When applied directly to the plastic bird spike base and the base is then pressed onto the dry, clean surface, the silicone ensures a permanent fix. Some lesser quality fixing silicones may not stick adequately to the base of our pigeon deterrent spikes, allowing the bird spikes to peel off the surfaces they are designed to protect. Our Defender™ Fixing Silicone is used by most pest control companies and councils throughout the UK and conforms to the British Standard 5889 (A).
Using Spike Adhesive to Install Bird Spikes Guide
It is very straightforward to install all the Defender™ Bird Deterrent Spike range using spike adhesive. No specialist bird control products are needed, just your chosen pigeon or seagull spike, a tube or 2 of Defender™ Fixing Silicone and a caulking gun. If you would like to view the guides for installing Defender™ Bird and Pigeon Spikes, please click this link:
Defender™ Pigeon and Bird Spike Installation
Defender™ Fixing Silicone Questions
If you have any further questions about how to apply Defender™ Fixing Silicone, or need guidance on which surfaces are suitable for the adhesive glue, please contact us and we will discuss your pigeon problem to help you ensure your property is free from pesky birds. (Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.00pm)