Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels – Edinburgh

Getting Rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels in Edinburgh

Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels in Edinburgh

Found in the south-east of Scotland in Lothian, the city of Edinburgh has been considered the capital of Scotland since the 15th century. The actual district of Edinburgh stretches slightly beyond the actual city including villages and towns such as Gogar, Newbridge, Currie, Ratho and Kirkliston, which exist to the west of the city.


The rich history of the capital is seen through the buildings that have withstood the test of time. Old Town in Edinburgh refers to the oldest part of the city where much of the medieval street plan has been preserved along with buildings from around the time of the Reformation. As well as this, the centre of Edinburgh, known as New Town, contains many buildings from when it was built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Both Old Town and New Town are so historically and culturally important that they were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Not only that but the city also includes the historic University of Edinburgh, which has existed since the 1582!

Edinburgh has become the second most popular tourist city in the UK, only coming after London. With popular attractions being the Edinburgh Castle, which has existed from around the 12th century, and Holyrood Palace, which was built around the 17th century. Shame all those pigeons have decided that they want to visit too.

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 provide solar panel pest protection for homes & businesses across all regions of Edinburgh.

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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