Solar panel pigeon proofing in Essex

pest id at the top of scaffolding

Solar panels are a great investment. However, there are also many downsides to them. It is very common for pigeons to nest under solar panels. This can cause serious problems and damage. If you are based in Essex or East London and you need advice about protecting your solar panels, please get in touch.

Our solutions do not damage the panels and do not invalidate any warranties

pest id worker fitting mesh to rooftop solar panels
rooftop solar panels protected from pigeons
rooftop solar panels protected from pigeons

Good for pigeons

Solar panels are ideal nesting and roosting places for pigeons. It will keep them warm and sheltered all year around. They also feel safe from predators which makes them the ideal place to bring up their young. Given time, your roof will be the pigeon hub for the entire street.

Bad for you

Being woken up at the crack of dawn by cooing and scratching noises, gutters blocked & overflowing with pigeon guano and your garden / car being used as the local bird toilet are common complaints. Bird mites entering the house from nests can also become a problem.

Very bad for solar panels

Pigeon guano can also damage the solar panels and components. It can also massively decrease the solar power generated.

After pigeon proofing your solar panels

Here’s a short 50 second video showing what the pigeons made of our work.

The very best reviews

Follow this link to our Google reviews page, where you can see what our customers say about us and our pigeon proofing solar panels work.

Here’s a testimonial from one of our many happy customers:

Most solar panel pigeon proofing jobs cost around the same...

It’s just how we access the panels that is the key pricing differential. Working at height involves risk assessments that determine which, if any, is the safest way that we can pigeon proof your solar panels.

Using a roof ladder can often be used, but getting up to gutter height may involve using our own Easi Dec scaffold access, scaffold towers and on some occasions, we have to draft in a scaffold firm to erect a scaffold for safe access. We have a close working relationship with SBL Scaffolding who give our clients very generous rates. Failing that, we’re quite happy for you to arrange the scaffold direct as long as it is professionally done and safe for our team to work on.

an infographic about solar panel proofing