Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels – Durham

Getting Rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels in Durham

Solar Panel Protection from Pigeons in Durham

Durham is located in the north-east of England and includes the boroughs of Durham, Hartlepool, Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees.

The county shares its name with the county town, Durham. Though the city of Durham is not actually the largest settlement in the county. Darlington, a market town which lies on the River Skerne, has a larger population than the city of Durham, which only has a population of around 48,000 in comparison to Darlington which has a population of around a 100,000.

The city of Durham is a cathedral city – the cathedral being Durham Cathedral. The current cathedral is a Norman Cathedral that was built in the 10th century and remains today as a remarkable building and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Durham Castle. The castle is now part of the University of Durham and has been since 1840.

Both the Castle and the Cathedral stand on the River Wear which also passes through a number of other towns in the county including Chester-le-Street, Shincliffe, Sunderland Bridge, Croxdale, Page Bank, Byers Green, Willington, Newfield, Binchester, Bishop Auckland, Escomb, Witton-le-Wear, Wolsingham, Frosterley, Bridge End, Stanhope, Westgate, Daddry Shield, St John’s Chapel, East Blackdene, Ireshopeburn, Wearhead, Cowshill, Cornriggs and Lanehead. Also running through the district is the River Tees, which passes through Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby, Yarm, Middleton One Row, Low Dinsdale, Sockburn, Neasham, Hurworth-on-Tees, Croft-on-Tees, Low Coniscliffe, High Coniscliffe, Piercebridge, Gainford, Whorlton, Barnard Catle, Cotherstone, Egglestom, Mickleton, Middleton-in-Teesdale and Forest-in-Teesdale.

The River Tees also passes into the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, part of which lies within County Durham. Not only does it have truly beautiful landscapes but also a large variety of plant life, animals and birds. Unfortunately many of these birds are the terribly annoying pigeons.

Pigeons Nesting Under Solar Panels - Getting rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels with Direct Solar Care

Domestic or Commercial, solar panels have become a viable option for everyone at an ever-increasing rate, and a money saving one at that! Here at Direct Solar Care we have noticed one down side: pigeons nesting under solar panels, along with jackdaws, other birds and squirrels, and more to the point, these pesky critters nesting or destroying the wires under the solar panels.

Unfortunately, no one is warned about this potential problem when they are buying the solar panels and so are unaware of the seriousness of their pest problem. The solar panels offer protection from the wind and rain and also radiate heat, thereby giving warmth to the pigeons or squirrels, providing an ideal place to roost or practice their chewing ability!

How do we Protect your Solar Panels

We are often asked “How to get rid of Pigeons under solar panels?” Our solution – Each team is equipped with Easi Dec scaffolding which they can use to access your roof to avoid damaging your property.

In most cases we don’t need to drill anything into your panels for fixings as we use our own specially manufactured clips to attach a galvanised steel mesh to prevent any animal entering the area underneath your panels.

The mesh is custom cut to size to ensure a smooth border that is hardly visible from the ground and cannot be pushed through by any pests.

Contact Direct Solar Care

Don’t delay; protect your solar panels before any long-term damage is caused. You may call our friendly team today at 0800 088 6392 for requests and inquiries.

We have a team of trained pest controllers and solar panel experts on hand to assist you in getting rid of pigeons from your solar panels wherever you may be in Durham.

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