Solar Panels Proofing Service - PEST UK

Providing pest control services in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Middlesex, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Midlands, West Sussex, Wiltshire. Est. 1985.

Solar Panels Proofing Service

In Pests

Bird proofing solar panels

As solar panels gain popularity for installing on home roofs the demand for preventing birds from nesting under and fouling goes up.

Why birds should be stopped from nesting under solar panels?

Birds find the panels attractive for nesting under as they are a means of preventing predators from attacking. This results in bird droppings and nesting damage, which can lead to guttering and drains becoming blocked and increased noise levels. The birds can also cause damage to the panels themselves which can become expensive after such an investment this is undesirable.

Birds, especially Pigeons carry Psittacosis which is carried in the dust of dried pigeon droppings this can cause respiratory problems.

How can solar panels be proofed against birds?

PEST UK now have access to a new mesh that has proven to be more successful in use than the previous method of spiking. In the three years we have used it, we have not had a call back for problems. The mesh comes in a roll and is fastened under the lip of the solar panels using special clips made solely for this job. The mesh can then be folded so it can not be seen once the job is completed, this also increases the rigidity of the mesh. This also prevents leaves from getting under and gathering preventing the panels working properly.

solar panels with proofing

Our technician installing proofing to solar panels

Our technicians are experienced in using roofing ladders and two of our technicians are PASMA certified to build scaffolding; ensuring we can gain access to the panels.


The price will vary depending on how many panels there are, access and other factors. We can usually provide a quote from photos sent via our ONLINE FORM or call 0800 026 0308


Technician attaching solar panel mesh


  • We guarantee the materials we use – mesh, spikes – for 6-months.
  • Bird Free repellent gel is guaranteed for 6-months if left undisturbed.

Products we use

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Bird Free repellent gel


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