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Solar Panel Bird Protection

Solar panels have become more and more popular and a more common sight on both domestic and commercial properties over the last few years. While they are a fantastic innovation and important for the long-term health of the planet and our energy needs, they are also a godsend for birds as they provide a safe and warm haven for nesting. Unfortunately, this means that your expensive, newly installed solar panels can quickly become damaged and filthy.

Pigeons are a particular problem for solar panels as they are more than happy to nest anywhere they can – solar panel installations provide a particularly attractive site due to the gaps between each panel. These gaps provide a safe, warm and sheltered nesting site safe from predators, and as pigeons nest all year round, they will quickly overrun a section of solar panels. This will lead to a build-up of their droppings on the panels as well as over your roof and in your guttering.

Not only is this unsightly and can cause drainage and flooding issues due to its build-up, but it can also damage the panels themselves due to its corrosive nature. Worse yet, pigeon droppings are prime vectors for very nasty pathogens and bacteria that can cause serious health problems in humans if it is accidentally ingested or comes into contact with wounds.

Nesting is also likely to attract further pests such as insects, mites and rodents and can cause structural damage to the panels and your property. It’s therefore important to ensure that measures are put in place to keep your solar panel installations free of any nesting birds.

Our Services

Here at Manchester Pest Control, we can offer specialised treatments and measures to ensure that your solar panels remain safe and free from nesting birds. We offer bespoke and one-off procedures as well as contracts and ongoing maintenance if necessary.

We will normally employ a three-step process which includes fitting a robust steel mesh around your panels to prevent birds accessing the gaps between them. This mesh is tough but flexible and can be cut and fitted to any shape and inclination roof.

When you contact us regarding safeguarding solar panels, we can often provide a competitive quote over the phone or via email within 20-30 minutes. We may ask you to provide details and pictures of your roof or installation so that we can get a full idea of the task at hand and provide you with the most accurate price possible. We will also run through the treatments and work that we will carry out, including any gutter clearance and spiking, solar panel cleaning and fitting of chimney cowls while on-site that may be needed as well. Our technicians hold all the necessary training and qualifications needed to safely work at height and to operate any cherry pickers or scaffolding as needed.

Contact us today to discuss your needs, no matter where you are in the Manchester, Stockport or Cheshire areas.

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Manchester Pest Control's work is guaranteed, Treatments are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week including bank holidays. We will also advise on any pest proofing issues and how to avoid pest problems in the future. We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose! We all want what's best for our family and to protect our home. Apart from the danger to health, many pests can also cause extensive structural damage, as well as an offensive odour. Before you go down the DIY route, why not give us a call to see how we can help? You have nothing to lose!

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