Bird Wars: Finale?

This may not be the final word on birds nesting on the beams above our side and rear doors, but this is the solution at least for this year.  I posted a LONG time ago about the proposed solution - bird spikes
We (Jim) finally put them up a couple of weeks ago.  I have to admit they are not the prettiest but they are a solution that will work until I can find a better alternative.  We cut them down a little because they were too long (and hideous) outside the box.  We'll see how they work come spring and the robins get back in action again!

If you have found a better solution, please let me know!