1995, we invented and patented the “Defender8™” anti
pigeon spikes. In 1996, my wife and I set up “Defender8™” to
supply the spikes to pest-control companies.
Over the next 6 years our spikes became the industry-standard
method of protecting buildings from pigeon problems.
In 2003, we decided to open up the sale of
the spikes to everyone and last year we delivered
over 1 million strips. Today, Kursty and I continue
to be very involved in the day-to-day running
of the company, and still get very excited about
every pigeon removal question or order we receive.
Harry, Alice, and Olivia occasionally come
in and help at the weekends; Harry’s pretty
good at packing boxes. Alice is great at decorating
boxes. Olivia’s fantastic at sleeping in
Some key points to remember: