Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels – Dover

Getting Rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels in Dover

Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels in Thanet and Dover

Thanet and Dover are both districts found on the eastern edge of Kent. Dover falls just south of Thanet, with the River Stour running along the border between the two districts.


Thanet has a long history, at one point, it was known as the Isle of Thanet and was completely separated from the rest of Kent by a strip of water. There is also evidence of the area being inhabited since the Stone Age! The recent history of Thanet is just as colourful. Dickens’ favourite holiday spot was the seaside town of Broadstairs and you can still visit Bleak House, the holiday home in which he wrote ‘David Copperfield’. As well as this, during World War II, it was from the coastal towns of Ramsgate and Margate that small boats set off to rescue troops from Dunkirk.


Much like Thanet, Dover appears to have a history dating back to the Stone Age and its history only gets more interesting. It was at the town of Walmer in Dover that Julius Caesar arrived during the Roman Invasion of 54 BC! The history of Dover shows itself in the three surviving castles in the district which include Dover Castle, Deal Castle and Walmer Castle. And though the town of Sandwich does not have a castle it does still have several original medieval buildings. Shame that all those pigeons have also survived – unlike with the Castles, Kent could do without them.

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, the yield of your panels could 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 provides solar panel pest protection for homes & businesses across all regions of Thanet and Dover.

Bird Proofing Solar Panels

Direct Solar Care are the market leaders in solar panel bird proofing, so if you have pests under your solar panels we are the company to call!  With teams who are fully trained in solar panel pigeon protection techniques and our specially manufactured solar panel clips you can rest assured that we will resolve your problem once and for all and what’s more, all of our work comes with a 5-year pigeon proofing guarantee to protect you against re-invasion.

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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