Solar Panel Bird Proofing
There are now over 1 million homes in the UK with solar panels, an expensive and long term investment for your home or business. Almost maintenance free, it is their location at roof level that attracts urban birds, especially pigeons who nest year round. With the influx of solar panels, birds are now learning how attractive of a proposition they make to roost, nest and shelter. At PESTUK, a member of the BPCA, our technicians can safely and expertly install solar panel bird proofing.
Why You Should Bird Proof Your Solar Panels
Offering protection from predators in addition to warmth and shelter from the elements, solar panels are the perfect nesting spot. But why should you proof?
- Nesting birds create mess, noise and debris
- Pigeon droppings contain pathogens and bacteria which can cause very serious illness if breathed in (once dried) or ingested
- Pigeon droppings are also acidic and can corrode and erode brickwork, metalwork and stonework
- Bird nests produce mites, ticks, fleas and beetles. These can find their way into your home.
- Having installed solar panels you do not want possible manufacture warranties voided due bird damage
- Proofing will help to remove long term, avoidable maintenance costs
- Pigeon fouling is unsightly
Pricing Up Solar Panel Bird Proofing
At PESTUK we offer free quotes regarding bird proofing solar panels. We can usually give quotations based on photos of the solar panels (please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 0330 100 2811). Typically prices range from £300.00 + VAT to £600.00 + VAT, depending on access, the amount of panels and other factors.
We have access to a new mesh that has been designed exclusively for use with solar panels. The mesh comes in pre-cut strips which are fastened under the lip of the panels themselves using special clips manufactured solely for this purpose. Solar panel proofing mesh can be either trimmed or folded over so that it cannot be seen after the solar panel mesh has been installed. It is best to fold it over as this improves the rigidity of the mesh. It’s also very important that this is done otherwise leaves may gather on the solar panel and stop them working as effectively. The installation of solar panel mesh by a professional operator is the only proven and effective way of keeping pigeons and other birds out of solar panels.
Access To Roofs
One of the most difficult parts of installing the solar panel bird proofing mesh is getting access to panels themselves. PESTUK are experienced at using roofing ladders, long ladders. Two of our technicians are PASMA certified to build scaffold towers. Sometimes very high or dangerous to access buildings will need scaffolding or the use of a cherry picker for access. These types of buildings will obviously incur an additional charge for this type of works.
PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, the governing body for pest control in the UK. Using a BPCA member company ensures you have a qualified, fully insured company treating your pest problem. PESTUK are experts in solar panel bird proofing.
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