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Old 05-05-2016, 11:45 AM   #43
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Darn Birds

We bought a roll of Mylar, it is silver and red, and we then tie strips to the ladder. Works great. Mylar is used in vineyards and gardens to keep the birds from eating the grapes and tomatoes. Inexpensive and the slightest breeze makes the Mylar move.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:13 PM   #44
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Time to post another update on my war with these darn birds.

The black plastic hand clamps that I have been using to clamp the nail spikes to my ladder quickly failed under the California sunshine. I purchased some metal clamps but they were a different design and didn't secure the spikes in the same manner. The tips of the clamps had to be facing upward, towards the sky. Well my fine feathered and highly intelligent opponents saw the tips of those clamps as an invitation to return. Are you kidding me? A very small surface, but the birds began landing on it, chirping and mocking me in the process...

I removed the clamp's plastic tips, drove a through each tip, and glued the tips back onto the clamps. Praying this modification works.

I hope this war is almost over, I'm getting tired of going up and down my ladder!

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After reading all this I am going to design something that will cover only the upper portion on an RV. Oh crap(pun intended) someone already has.
https://www.rvcoversdirect.com/produ...rv-roof-cover/
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Darn Birds!

Yep, nothing better than a cover. My feeling is, if I'm going up to the roof to install a cover, I may as well cover the entire rig and protect the paint in the process. I'm sure a top cover is easier to get up to the roof though since it weighs less.

As I said in my OP, the bird spikes are for those times when my rig is not covered, like preparing for a trip or even while camping. Or as in my current condition - I re-injured my back and I can't perform the bending required to install any type of cover.

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You could buy a tarp and put it over the birds roosting place.
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Our solution...expensive but worth it. We live in Texas (Tornado Alley) and our motor home is protected from hail also...plus our pick up and Jeep fit in there, too!
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Our solution...expensive but worth it. We live in Texas (Tornado Alley) and our motor home is protected from hail also...plus our pick up and Jeep fit in there, too!
Vacuum cleaner??
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You may buy some waterproof sticky stuff in a caulking tube the prevents birds from roosting on a surface, I forget the name.
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You may buy some waterproof sticky stuff in a caulking tube the prevents birds from roosting on a surface, I forget the name.
Very helpful unless the OP would like to use the ladder while he is out camping/traveling. Sticky preventive bird roosting caulk. How unique.
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Very helpful unless the OP would like to use the ladder while he is out camping/traveling. Sticky preventive bird roosting caulk. How unique.
The company I used to work for used it in all their open pole barns to prevent pigeons from roosting inside, the city uses it on window ledges around their gov. buildings for the same reason. It's humane and harmless, local bird lovers can't complain.
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There is supposed to be a pic of our 30x50 metal building with my post...evidently I'm not too good at this!
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There is supposed to be a pic of our 30x50 metal building with my post...evidently I'm not too good at this!
In the very first forum there are detailed instructions for including a picture.
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