Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels – Dorset

Getting Rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels in Dorset

Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels in Dorset

The county of Dorset is found in South West England, along the coastline, bordering the English Channel. The county was extended in 1974 to include the districts of Bournemouth and Christchurch, alongside the already included districts of Weymouth and Portland, West Dorset, North Dorset, Purbeck, East Dorset and Poole.


Most of Dorset is largely rural with the only real urban area being the South East Dorset conurbation, which is an amalgamation of the towns of Poole, Christchurch and Bournemouth and also includes the nearby towns and villages of Lytchett Matravers, Verwood, St Leonards, Ringwood, Bransgore, Milford on Sea, West Moors and St Ives. The only other major towns are the actual county town of Dorchester and the town of Weymouth, which is a popular seaside destination along with the smaller popular tourist towns of Lyme Regis and Swanage.


Dorset has become a popular tourist destination over the years and it’s not difficult to see why, with over half the county being considered an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much of the being part of the Jurassic Coast Natural World Heritage Site.


Perhaps that’s the reason why so many pigeons are in Dorset, because they all want spend some time by the sea – shame they’re ruining it for everyone else.

Pigeons Nesting Under Solar Panels

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!

Solar Panel Pigeon Problem

Not only are your solar panels’ wires at risk, but the yield of your panels could also drop significantly should the birds foul on your panels. This said, our customers do not tend to worry about their wires as long before this becomes a problem, you will notice the noise caused by the flocks of pigeons nesting on your roof, waking you up at 5am every day, even Saturdays! Together with the mess, and the threat from bird mites (effectively microscopic bedbugs: have a look here: ((bird mites page in DP))) and the fact that the pigeon breeding season is continually through March to October, I’m sure any sufferer of pests under solar panels will be sure to tell you to get it sorted out sooner rather than later! We understand the terror and mayhem squirrels and pigeons cause so we additionally offer a 5-year pigeon proofing warranty on all of our work so that should you have a re-invasion of any pest under your panels, we will come out free of charge and rid you of them.

Direct Solar Care provide solar panel pest protection for homes & businesses across all regions of Dorset.

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.

Let Us Rid you of your Pests!

Contact Direct Solar Care today to remove all the pests from your solar panels before too much damage is caused. Call our friendly team on 0800 088 6392 or email us at info@directsolarcare.co.uk and we’ll be more than happy to help give you back your 9 o’clock lie ins!

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