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Differences Between Bird-X Structural Bird Netting, Standard Bird Net and Knotted Polyethylene Bird Net

by Barbara 15. June 2012 06:17

Question about the differences between Bird Net Structural 1/2 In. Black Mesh 200 Ft x 14 Ft and Bird Net Standard 3/4 In. Black Mesh 100 Ft x 14 Ft.

Q: "What are the differences between the two types of Bird-X bird netting? I'm not sure which would be better for my application. Thanks Tim."

Answer: The main differences are in the size of the mesh openings, the strength, the flexibility and the weight.

Structural bird net from Bird-X:                           Standard bird netting from Bird-X

Mesh openings: 1/2 Inch                                    Mesh opening: 3/4 Inch

Strength: 8.5 psf (pounds/square foot)                Strength: 2.5 psf (pounds/square foot)

Both are black, UV protected, plastic, barely noticeable. The standard is more commonly used by home gardeners and the structural by vineyards, construction companies, farmers, etc.

There is also a third type, Bird Net PE Plus Premium Grade Knotted ¾ In. Polyethylene 25x50 Ft. This is preferred for orchards or commercial settings where you may want to keep out small animals as well as birds and bats. Because it is knotted, there is stretch to it and it drapes more easily. The mesh openings are 3/4 inch.

If you have questions, please direct them to sales@safehomeproducts.com. These bird nettings come in several sizes.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Knotted Bird Netting Keeps Birds from Roosting In Salt Storage Facility

by Barbara 3. April 2011 08:37

Question about the Bird Net Knotted ¾ In. Polyethylene 50 Ft x 100 Ft

Q: "Is the Bird-X BirdNet PE-Plus the correct bird net to install to cover the rafters of a salt storage building in north western Pennsylvania? Birds are roosting and causing a mess with bird droppings. We have the contract and want to make sure this is the correct product. Also any hints for installing it? The building is about 80 feet by 90 feet. Trucks move in and out all day during winter, which lasted a long time this year! How many pieces do we need? The specs call for an mesh opening between 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch and must withstand 40 lbs per square inch break strength. Thanks. Tom."

Answer: I phoned the manufacturer to be sure (and then phoned you back as you know). Bird-X emphasized that this bird netting is what you need. This Bird-X BirdNet PE-Plus is the strongest bird net they sell and probably will last longer than the building. I was told that the break strength is actually based upon pounds per strand as noted below and the burst strength is a different measurement all together.

Joe noted that you will need two pieces since this comes in 100 ft lengths and is tricky to install if you try to "piece" it together. He also included a spec sheet of the possible bolts, cables, etc. you will need. Here are the Installation instructions. If there was electricity at the salt storage facility, a better choice would be a combination of sonic and ultrasonic bird repellers placed at the entrance and inside. The Super Bird Xpeller Pro and Terror Eyes or other visual deterrents would be the best choices.

Knotted Bird Netting Specifications:

  • Thickness: 0.071" thick (6 strands, each 0.012" thick).
  • Quality Control: filaments are twisted and knotted, pressure stretched and tightened for strength and durability.
  • Mesh (hole size): 3/4"
  • Color: Black.
  • Waterproof: no water absorption, does not rot.
  • Material: knotted polyethylene UV treated twine.
  • Break strength: 52 lbs./23.6 kgs. per strand.
  • Burst strength: 44 lbs/20 kgs.
  • hemical Properties: Polyethylene, a paraffin hydrocarbon, is chemically inert and highly resistant to most chemicals at ordinary temperatures. High resistance to acids and alkaloids at all concentrations.
  • High Temperature: 210-239°F/100-115°C.
  • Low Temperature: -139 to -166°F/-95 to -110°C.

Thank you for your question and your order.

Sincerely,

Barbara

Choose Correct Bird Spikes for Your Bird Problems

by Barbara 22. June 2009 10:21

Question about polycarbonate bird spikes versus steel bird spikes and which size to get.


Q: "Birds are perching along the edges of our building. The people on the ground two floors below are not happy getting "bombed" when the bird poop hits them. We are not happy either due to the mess. How do we choose which bird spikes to install?" Sam

Answer: The Bird-X stainless steel bird spikes or polycarbonate bird spikes come in several widths. The widths given are the top widths. The base is what you need to decide upon first. Narrow polycarbonate spikes have a .5 inch base and the standard have a 1 inch base. The stainless steel spikes have a base 0.8 inch base made of polycarbonate with UV inhibitors to keep them from deteriorating.

I recommend you consider these questions in choosing:
  • How visible do you want them to be? The polycarbonate are clear so they hardly show.
  • How wide is the area to be covered? You don't want the spikes so wide that they are crowded into gutter areas or into the walls if they are on a ledge. Standard are the best sellers unless there is a very narrow or very wide ledge. You may need several widths if the widths are not all the same.
  • How long is the area to be protected? This may be a cost issue as well.
  • Do you want to glue, nail, wire or screw them into/onto the ledge or edge? Hint: Most people use a glue gun.
  • How much do you want to spend? The stainless steel are considerably more expensive.
  • How long do you want them to last? The warranty on the stainless steel is 20 years.
  • Maintenance: The polycarbonate have more points are are more likely to collect leaves, etc. than the stainless steel which range from 2 spikes to 4 spikes with spacing between the center 2 spikes equaling 2 inches and the distance between the 1st and 4th spikes ranging from 5 to 7 inches.
The Polycarbonate Bird Spike Specifications:
* Heights: Highest Point: 4.3 inches
: the spikes look a little like tree branches.
* Width (Base) : 1" (Standard) .5 inches (Narrow)
* Width (Widest Point): 4.5 inches(Standard) 2.25 inches (Narrow)
* Diameters: Hole in Base: 0.156 inches, Polycarbonate center spike: 0.125 inches

* Weight: 5lb per 10 ft kit , 16 lbs per 100 ft. kit
* Materials: polycarbonate with UV inhibitors
* Coverage: Each section covers 2 ft, and a spread or width of 7 inches, 5 inches, and 2 inches, depending on type of spike
* Sizes: 10ft , 24ft , 50ft ,100ft (in 2ft strips)
* Color: Clear transparent

Stainless Steel Specifications and Product Details:
* Heights: Highest Point: 4.3 inches

* Widths: Base: 0.8 inches
* Widths: Spikes Widest Points: Regular: 5 inches, Wide: 7 inches, Narrow: 1.5 inches

* Diameters: Hole in Base: 0.156", Polycarbonate center spike: 0.125"
* Weight: 5 lb per 10 ft kit , 16 lbs per 100 ft kit
* Materials: Base: polycarbonate with UV inhibitors, ST302 Surgical Grade stainless steel
* Coverage:Each section covers 2ft, and a "spread" or width of 7 inches, 5 inches, and 2 inches depending on type of spike
* Sizes: 10 ft , 24 ft, 50 ft ,100 ft (in 2 ft.
strips)

Another option if the ledges are narrow: Bird-X Bird Repellent Gel. Birds don't like sticky feet and will perch elsewhere. A less expensive option but must be reapplied every few years.

Thanks for your question. Send us email or phone if we can help with your decision.

Sincerely, Barbara