Why do Possums & Pigeons Like Solar Panels?


Drive along Brisbane suburban streets, and you will see solar panels sprouting like mushrooms from the roofs of homes. This rise in solar panel popularity is great for the environment, but like all new additions, it doesn’t take long until wildlife (both protected and feral) discovers it as well.

Solar Panel Possum
Why do Possums & Pigeons Like Solar Panels?

In the past year, we have had an increase in calls from people who have found that possums and feral pigeons have taken up residence under their solar panels. After all the panels create a lovely warm and cosy environment, and underneath the panels the wildlife is protected from predators and the elements. It may suit the wildlife but you the homeowner has to deal with the mess, noise and other problems the wildlife brings.

While many solar panels are mounted close to the roof, often installers leave wide gaps under and around the panels. If you are concerned about current or potential future pest residents, give us a call. We have developed safe and effective ways of pest proofing these areas that won’t void your solar panel warranty and still allows for their full operation.