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Bird Proofing Solar Panels

Bird Proofing Solar Panels

I have carried out a number of jobs now, which involved bird proofing solar panels. It has become apparent that the solar panel companies do not inform their customers about the potential problem of pigeons nesting under the solar panels. This often occurs over time from  once the panels have been fitted to the roof of the house.

Why is this

This is a common problem because if you think about it, a solar panel offers the ideal home for a pigeon. The panels are dark so attract the light, which radiates heat and gives the pigeon warmth. The solar panel itself gives protection from the wind and rain so an ideal place to roost. They are also safe as they are at height so protected from predators such as cats. 

Services we offer to bird proof your solar panels.

I often get phone calls requesting my pest control services to assist with the problem. The main request is normally, how do I stop pigeons nesting under my solar panels or I need pigeons removed from under my solar panels. So what can be done? At Pest-Tech Ltd we will visit your property and carry out a survey to identify the problem and come up with a suitable bird proofing solution. Obviously we will produce a safe working plan that will resolve your pigeon problem and move the birds on to a new home. 

Bird Proofing Solar Panels in Tonbridge | Pest Control Tonbridge
Solar panel array that has had a steel mesh barrier fitted round the outside.

How do you stop pigeons getting under solar panels

The methods used to protect your solar panel array is endless. They range from fitting a stainless steel penetrating system made of steel mesh around the outside of your panels to a solar guard barrier. Below are some pictures from recent jobs Pest-Tech Ltd carried out whilst pigeon proofing solar panels. Our preferred method is mesh around the outside secured by solar clip to hold it in place. We will never drill into your panels as this will affect your warranty.

Pigeon proofing to stop pigeons nest under solar panels
Steel mesh fitted to the solar panels using solar clips.

We can help you with Bird Proofing Solar Panels on your roof. This will not only stop nesting pigeons but also protecting the roof wiring as well. To book your free survey contact us to arrange a free survey.