Stop Birds Nesting Under Solar Panels

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Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire & North London

Solar Panel Jackdaw Proofing UK Wide

Are Jackdaws nesting under your solar panels?

Jackdaws start to build their nests from late March and on into April, and are usually found nesting in chimneys and hollow trees and not under solar panels, however they are now exploiting a new man-made shelter.

Apart from the noise and mess caused by the Jackdaws being under the solar panels, they way in which they build their nests can result in nesting material made up from sticks, twigs, grass, hay and wool blocking the length of your solar array. This can cause hot spots on the panels leading to burnt out cells.

Area Pest Control has developed a bird barrier system using galvanised welded wire mesh, clips and wire ties. Using this system we achieve 100% success rate with keeping Jackdaws out! Using this system will not affect your warranty, we do not drill into any part of the array.

Our solar panel proofing experts are happy to talk to the company that installed your panels, for your peace of mind.

We have achieved 100% success rate with keeping Jackdaws out!

Once Jackdaws have decided to live under your solar array they will build a nest and before long, more Jackdaws will follow.

Jackdaws nests are much larger then pigeons they are better built and contain a lot more sticks which presents a fire hazard due to the dried grass and hay they use to line the final layer of the nest.

Stop Jackdaws going under your solar panel array

In their natural habitat, Jackdaws build their nests by filling up cavities in trees with sticks until they reach the top of the cavity. When nesting under solar panels they build nests in much the same way, dropping sticks and twigs under the panels until they reach the top, the nest is then lined with wool or hair. The Jackdaws nest design does not bode well for the solar panel, the deep nest will cause hot spots all over the panel due to restricted airflow dramatically reducing the output and ultimately damaging the panel.

To keep Jackdaws out of your solar panel array contact us for a quotation 0333 200 1622.

Getting rid of Jackdaws for under solar panels

  • 6 year guarantee for parts and labour✔
  • All components are galvanised steel✔
  • Clip System “We do not drill holes”✔
  • Gutters cleared and cleaned ✔
  • In house designed system ✔
  • Fully removable for maintenance ✔

The Area Pest Control Solar Panel Proofing Process


The gutter is cleaned as part of the works.

Under Solar Panels:

All Jackdaws, nests and debris are removed from under the solar panels.

Proofing to keep jackdaws from going under the solar panel array:

  • Using the system developed in house by Area Pest Control. Galvanised metal clips are installed to the lower lip of the panel. This process is carried out on every outer panel within the array.
  • Galvanised welded wire mesh is then cut on site to the correct size, ties are used to attach the mesh to the clips, this creates a physical barrier to stop the Jackdaws going back under the solar panels.

I would like a quotation to have my solar panel proofed, how can I get one? 

For a detailed quotation on the costs to remove Jackdaws their nest and debris from under your solar panels, please fill out the from to your right. We will contact you as soon as possible.

Solar Panel Cleaning

Area Pest Control offer a professional solar panel cleaning service using pure water

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

Whilst we are on site Jackdaw proofing your solar panels, we can clean the solar panel array using 100% pure water system. Just ask about our cleaning package when you call.

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

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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. 

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I contacted Area Pest Control about a problem I was having with mice. They came out to my property and placed traps and bait throughout. What impressed me most was the effort made to search for all possible entry points, not just the obvious route the mice gained via the kitchen.

Stephen Samuels



After moving into our house I discovered a wasps nest at the end of our garden. I called these guys out and they came the same day as I had small children, they dealt with the problem quickly and efficiently, very good price too, would definitely recommend this great friendly company

D. Prica

North London


We had a major problem with fleas, so sought advice and help from Area Pest Control, I felt extremely embarrassed by my situation, but was made very comfortable and treated with the highest sensitivity, in a very professional manner. Our flea problem was resolved the same day! 

C. Jakings

North Finchley

We offer rapid & effective pest control,
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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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