Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels – Glasgow

Getting Rid of Pigeons under Solar Panels in Glasgow

Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels in Glasgow

The city of Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, though it’s not the capital of Scotland. Based in the west of the Central Lowlands, the city was built along the banks of the River Clyde.


Glasgow is the third biggest city in the United Kingdom and, though there is evidence of a prehistoric settlement in the area, the origins of the city come from around the 6th century when it was founded by St Mungo, who was the bishop of the area. Glasgow grew as a trading port in the 1700s, becoming an international trading hub and it grew again during industrialisation in the 1800s. During this era, Glasgow began to lay claim to the title of the ‘Second City of the British Empire’ as the industries of engineering, textiles and chemicals grew. Over the years, it has become one of the most iconic cities in the United Kingdom.


More recently Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games, it was third time the event had been held in Scotland but the first time it was based in Glasgow. The event saw a number of buildings being created including the Emirates Stadium and the Athlete’s Villages, which were built in the east of the city in Parkhead. Some other venues used during the games were the Ibrox Stadium located in the Ibrox district, the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Tollcross, the SSE Hydro, SECC and the Clyde Auditorium in Finnieston and the Scotstoun Stadium in Scotstoun. Overall the games were considered a massive success – not even the Glaswegian pigeons could have ruined the event!

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 Glasgow.

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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