Stop Pigeons Nesting Under Solar Panels

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Solar Panel Pigeon Protection

Are pigeons nesting under your solar panels?

Pigeons have always used roofs whether it be for day roosting, nesting on the chimney or using the gutter as a water source for drinking and bathing. With the arrival of the solar panel, we have now literally put a roof over their heads. The solar panels give pigeons warmth, shelter from the elements and protection from predators.

This has created the perfect area for birds to nest and raise their young, so what issues do the birds cause?

Pigeons are not the cleanest birds and living in a flock makes this a real issue, apart from the number of diseases pigeons carry, they bring unwelcome noise, smell and produce large amounts of droppings that block the guttering on your property, this prevents the rainwater from being taken away from the roof causing water and pigeon guano to overflow onto the ground below.


How to stop pigeons nesting under solar panels

100% Success rate with keeping Pigeons out!

Area Pest Control has developed a system using galvanised welded wire mesh, galvanised metal clips and components.

Using our system we achieve 100% success rate with keeping pigeons out!

Using our system does not affect your warranty, as 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.

Removing pigeon nests from under solar panels

Pigeons build their nests under the solar panels in between the wires, incorporating them into the nest putting the wires at risk of being damaged, and pulled out of the connections.

Nests built under the solar array can cause hot spots on panels overtime this will damage the panel causing the system to fail.

All nests and eggs are removed under the Wild Bird general licence which we have obtained from Natural England.

To keep Pigeons out! contact us for a quotation 0333 200 1622

We are a recommended company for proofing solar arrays

  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed ✔
  • Backed up with our 6 year guarantee ✔
  • We only use galvanised steel components ✔
  • Fully removable for maintenance ✔
  • Clip system “No Holes Are Drilled” ✔
  • Gutters cleared and cleaned ✔
  • In house designed system ✔

The Area Pest Control Solar Panel Proofing Process

We only use high quality European prime mesh on all our installs



The pigeon droppings and any debris are first disinfected then transferred from the gutter into two, doubled up polythene heavy duty bags.

A cable tie is used to seal the bags and removed from your home. The gutter is then cleaned through.

Under Solar Panels:

All nests and pigeons are removed from under the solar panels.

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

  • Using the solar panel bird exclusion system developed by Area Pest Control.
  • Galvanised metal steel clips are installed on to the panel, this process is carried out on outer panel within the array.
  • Galvanised welded wire steel mesh is then cut to suit the height of your panels.
  • The galvanised steel wire restraints are then used to attach the mesh to the clips, creating a physical barrier to stop the pigeons going back under the panels.

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 pigeon proofing your solar panels, we can clean the panels using our 100% pure water system. Ask about the 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 used Area Pest Control 5 years ago to pigeon proof our solar panels. They did a very neat, tidy and effective job which has stood the test of time. Recommended.

Carol Smith

Professional solar panel cleaning service with a 50% reduction for June 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



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,
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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