Stop Squirrels Nesting Under Solar Panels

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Solar Panel Squirrel Proofing

Squirrels nesting under solar panels

Squirrels by their very nature gnaw, In fact they have to, to keep their incisors at a manageable level.
They are certainly not a pest that you want taking up residence under your solar array.

Squirrels chew through the wiring conecting the solar panels to the inverter, the cost of replacing damaged wiring is extremely expensive and far outweighs the cost of having you solar panels squirrel proofed before the damage is done.

Area Pest Control has developed a system using steel welded wire mesh, metal clips and steel wire, all of the parts are galvanised to prevent rusting.

Using this system we have achieved 100% success rate with keeping the squirrels out!
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.

Once squirrels have decided they want to live under your solar panels they will build a drey to raise their young. Dreys are larger than a pigeons nest and more likely to be a fire hazard due to dry finer nesting materials used to line the drey.

When protecting your solar panels from squirrels we use an upgraded mesh which is stronger and of a thicker gauge size. The aperture size naturally has to be slightly larger however at 13x13mm this also prevents pigeons and other bird’s from gaining access to the underside of the panels.

Stop squirrels going under your solar panel array

Squirrels will build their dreys right up against the wires and incorporate them into the nesting materials putting the wires at further risk of being gnawed and damaged.

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You can see here the damage a squirrel can cause by gnawing the plastic frame end caps and the fine nesting material made up from dried grass, leaves and plastic bags presenting a real fire risk.

The Area Pest Control Solar Panel Proofing Process


The gutter is cleaned as part of the works.

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

Under Solar Panels:

All squirrels, dreys and debris are removed from under the solar panels.

Proofing to stop squirrels going under the solar panel array:

Using the system developed 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 to size, galvanised wire is then used to attach the mesh to the clips, creating a physical barrier to stop the squirrels going back under the solar panels.


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

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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

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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,
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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