Protect your Solar Panels from Birds – Solar Panel Netting

Birds (and particularly pigeons) nesting under solar panels can damage your health as well as your wallet – The Pest Detective Explains why and how to get rid of those troublesome birds.

Birds Nesting Under Solar Panels a Real Headache

The issue of birds and in particular Pigeons nesting under solar panels has become a significant problem for home owners accross the UK and we in Dorset are no exception.

Unfortunately the necessary gap between your solar panels and roof is the perfect nesting site for birds, offering a safe, warm and sheltered environment for them to set up home.

Pigeons in particular like to nest under solar pannels as they offer perfect nesting sites and as pigeons nest all year round here in the UK they can cause a real problem. 

Bird fouling can be extremely corrosive and we typcially see a significant build-up on and under solar panels, as well as in gutters and patios.

Pigeon fouling in particular is very nasty stuff and can contain very nasty pathogens and bacteria that can cause serious illness and even blindness in humans. All the more reason to  seriously consider preventing birds from nesting under your solar pannels.

Along with the heath issues bird droppings can reduce the efficiency of your panels by up to 30%, affecting your overall yield. There is also the chance of droppings damaging wiring which will lead to costly repairs.

Sadly that’s not all. Nesting activity is likely to result in biting bird mites entering your property, which can prove difficult and expensive to get rid of and of course there is the issue of the noise which can drive even the most zen person to distraction.

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A Simple Answer

Luckily the answer to this problem is fairly simple. Stop the birds from getting under your solar pannels.

There are a number of DIY solutions available, not all are suitbale for every installation and can be tricky to install correctly. Indeed we have been to a number of premises to replace DIY proofing as it was not working.

There is also the issue of saftey, working on roofs can be dangerous, as well as the health risks involved with dealing with bird fouling so it’s vital that you take sufficent precoustions before attempting any such work.

We would always recommend speaking to a professional to get advice on the correct solution for your installation and consider having a professional install tje system for you to gaurantee long lasting results.

If you are facing a bird  problem and want to protect your solar panels call us today for free advice.



Solar Panel protection from troublesome birds completed in Dorset. Watch our video to found out more.

Protect your solar Panels from nesting Pigeons

Pigeons need cover over their heads when nesting, and unlike most birds, they nest all year round in the UK. They simply love solar panels.

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