Solar Panel Bird Proofing

5 Star Service and Hundreds of Happy Customers in:
Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire & North London

Birds nesting underneath your solar panels? We can help!

Are pigeons roosting and nesting beneath your solar panels?

We fully understand what a nuisance pigeons are when roosting and nesting under your solar panels, we will remove your pigeon problem and prevent the early morning wake up calls.

By installing a barrier of mesh around the perimeter of the solar array we prevent the pigeons from entering, without the shelter of the solar panels the pigeons will have no choice but to leave your roof in search of a new area to roost. We source the highest quality materials from Europe where the steel is of a higher grade than the cheaper Chinese steel being sold in the UK, all the parts of our proofing system have been Hot-Dip Galvanised to prevent the steel from corroding giving longevity to your install.

Area Pest Control will remove your pigeon problem and prevent the early morning wake up call. For more information on solar panel pigeon protection head over to Solar Panel Pigeon Proofing.

Are Jackdaws going under your solar panels?

Although not as common as pigeons nesting under solar panels, jackdaws due to their nesting habits actually present a bigger problem for your solar array. Jackdaws will fill the underside of the panels up with twigs, sticks and nest lining material, the effects can be catastrophic.

The nesting materials create hot spots on the panels causing the cells to overheat and potentially burn out, not only does this damage the system, it also reduces the efficiency of the panel.

Read more on Solar Panel Jackdaw Proofing.

Do you have Squirrels under your solar panels?

A squirrel’s nest (known as a drey) under solar panels can be disastrous for the wiring. To prevent their incisors over growing, squirrels habitually gnaw. And if they’re squatting beneath your panels, they will quite happily gnaw their way through the array’s components. It’s not been uncommon for us to find bite marks on plastic end caps for example.

Over the years, we’ve attended a lot of properties where the squirrels have chewed through the electrical cables beneath the arrays causing the panels to stop generating electricity and leaving the owner with a costly repair bill.

Protect your property by installing our squirrel mesh around the array. It will not only keep them out but will also prevent costly repair bills.

For more information visit Solar Panel Squirrel Proofing.

The Area Pest Control Solar Panel Proofing Process


  • Step 1: Bird droppings and debris are first disinfected and placed into two doubled up polythene heavy duty bags.
  • Step 2: The bags are sealed, removed and disposed of.
  • Step 3: The gutter is thoroughly cleaned.

Under Solar Panels:

Pigeons, jackdaws and squirrels together with their nests or dreys are removed.

Proofing to stop pigeons going under the array:

ApcUK have developed a specific solar panel bird and squirrel exclusion system. Here’s how it works:
  • Step 1: Galvanised steel clips are installed onto every outer panel within the array. 
  • Step 2: Galvanised welded wire mesh is then cut on site to the correct height.
  • Step 3: Galvanised steel restraints are used to attach the mesh to the clips creating a physical barrier.

Once our system has been installed the barrier 100% prevents the pigeons, jackdaws or squirrels going back under the panels.

Solar panel maintenance and servicing

All our bird and squirrel proofing systems can be removed for any maintenance or servicing that may be required to your solar array.

It is important that any proofing works can be easily removed and replaced by your solar maintenance company if needed.

Solar Panel Cleaning

ApcUK offer a professional clean using 100% pure water with a reach and wash system.

Whilst we are on site bird or squirrel proofing your solar panels, we can also clean your solar array

All solar panels and solar arrays are cleaned with a:

  • Water fed pole
  • Pure water delivery system
  • Specialist solar panel brushes
  • 100% R/O and deionised pure filtered water

Solar panels should only be clean with pure water and a specialist solar brush, using tap water and none approved brushes will damage the coating to your solar panels. As per manufacturer recommendations.

using our pure water wash and reach system. Just ask about the cleaning package when you call.

For more information on cleaning solar panels see our page on Solar Panel Cleaning.


Contact Area Pest Control today for advice, service and a solution to your pest problem.

Want to know more about our pest control service? Request a call back.

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We’ve contracted Area Pest Control Services to carry out pigeon works on a number of occasions. From removing pigeon guano and carrying out a deep clean to supplying and installing bird spikes, all works were carried out on time and within budget. Diligent and hardworking, I would certainly recommend them.

Terry Starkey

FPM Facilities Services Ltd

Professional solar panel cleaning service with a 50% reduction for May 2022

Why Area Pest Control?

As a pest control service provider, we offer bespoke, planned and contracted pest control solutions.

Efficient and effective pest control service with a fast and reliable response from trained specialists.

Trained Specialists

All our pest controllers are BPCA certified and trained to resolve your pest issues safely, quickly and discreetly.


Fast & Efficient

Choose us for a professional, courteous and efficient service and to provide you with advice on prevention and control of pests.

Effective Solutions

Innovative and bespoke solutions that resolve your pest problems quickly and effectively.


Customer Satisfaction

We aim to ensure that every one of our customers is totally happy with the service received. 

We are proud of our Awards & Accreditations




Although not the cheapest, they deliver the best service and aftercare possible. Wouldn’t dream of using any other firm. Great job

Kat Trevaskis Cox


Bespoke service, carried out to our specific requirements without issue and being kept fully informed throughout the project? That’s what you can expect when you contract Area Pest Control. Their proactive approach means that we don’t have to wait for updates. Dan and his team will not only be in touch to highlight any issues but will also suggest preventative measures to ensure that the problem does not recur in future, saving us valuable time and money.

Jon Ward MIRPM

Senior Property Manager, HLM Shrewsbury

A brilliant job, money well spent

Heather Jones


We offer rapid & effective pest control,
you won’t need to call us back.


How quickly will you respond to my problem and how soon can it be treated?

It is our priority to take emergency pest control calls as they come in. We endeavour to speak to you and reply to emails on the same day during our working hours.

Treatment response times can vary depending on the pest, this can often be the same day, whatever the pest problem we are here and ready to help. Call us now.

What does a visit to my premises involve?

Our pest control technician will first survey your premises in an attempt to ascertain pest entry points and the best location to start the treatment,

they will talk you through the process answering any questions you may have.

On completion of the visit, the technician will advise you on preventative measures and recommend proofing works to help prevent a recurrence where possible.

What pests do you treat?

We treat a wide variety of pests from rodents to insects to birds, the more common pests we incur daily are Rats, Mice, Pigeons, Bed bugs and Cockroaches.

Seasonal pests include Squirrels, Glis glis (Edible dormouse) Starlings, Wasps, Cluster Flies, Moths, Spiders, Carpet beetle, Ants and Fleas, this is not an exhaustive list so please call to discuss any pest concerns you have.

We also have a specialist pest control team for removing pests from under solar panels and prevent them from re-entering.

This includes removing Birds, Pigeons, Jackdaws and Squirrels that are nesting under solar panels.

How much are your services?

 The costs vary from pest to pest and location, to give some examples:

Wasp treatments from *£49.99

Rat and Mouse treatments from *£50.00

Ant treatment from *£60.00

For more information on our service and costs call now. 

*All prices are per visit and plus VAT

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