Daddi Long Legs
is a bird control product designed to keep birds, like pigeons, off of surfaces where netting and spikes are not suitable. Daddi Long Legs, gets its name from that basement spider with the long legs. And the device really does look like daddi long legs.
The device uses a center spindle where several wires extend from the center (see photo at lower right). The wires have weights on the end so that they bend down from the spindle. The wires are made from flexible metal so that they can bend up and down when wind and or pressure is exerted on them. To add another bird-scaring element, the spindle turns so that the birds not only have an object in their way but an object that can move and frighten them to leave the area.
Daddi Long Legs isn’t suitable for every location with birds. The manufacturer says that it is only for light and medium pressure situations. Pressure is a term used to describe how attached birds are to a particular location. The higher the pressure the more difficult it is to get the birds to move along.
Use the product where you have areas that are too wide to use spikes or similar ledge products. Daddi Long Legs are great for spaces where workers need to have access as the wires can easily be walked through. Try that with a surface covered in spikes. The photo in the upper right shows how several devices look on a roof.
Where can you purchase Daddi Long Legs? Just visit Birdbarrier.com. For the record, I have not received any compensation from Bird Barrier for this post. This is simply a blog post to give the public and professionals some insight on a bird control product for niche problems.Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE, is the owner of Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. He helps people restore their balance with nature through publishing, training, consulting, and the internet. He has published numerous articles in trade and academic publications along with several books (http://kingsdivinity.academia.edu/StephenMVantassel). He is a sought after speaker and trainer. Copyright All postings are the property of Stephen M. Vantassel and Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC. Text (not images) may be reprinted in non-profit publications provided that the author and website URL is included. If images wish to be used, explicit and written permission must be obtained from Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC.