Solar Panels & Pigeons

Effective Removal of Pigeons from Solar Panels

Pigeons other birds will shelter and nest under solar panels. They are attracted to sheltered places to get protection from the sun whilst having a high place to perch and then will use the space under the panels to build a nest.

Regular visits from birds create a mess on top of the panels, reducing their efficiency. However a more serious issue is the accumulation of nesting material and droppings underneath the panels.

Their droppings are corrosive. There is also a serious risk of increased electrolysis between different metals: the aluminium solar panels, stainless steel bolts and the metal of the roof sheeting. This occurs because the debris retains moisture and also forms a bridge that can bypass the insulators and fittings that are installed to prevent electrolysis.

On both metal and tiled roofs, the accumulated nest debris and droppings will also attract insects such as beetles and cockroaches to breed on your roof (and then enter the house). Eventually gutters and drains will be blocked and corroded, allowing water to leak and overflow from the gutters.

If birds on solar panels are allowed to successfully rear their young, even more birds will come back to the same building in the following breeding season.

How Peter the Possum Man Can Help

Overall it is better to be pro-active: exclude the birds from getting under the panels and reduce the tendency for them to stay on your roof. Peter the Possum & Bird Man has a team of people experienced in proofing solar panels (excluding the birds) to get rid of pigeons. In the longer run it is much cheaper to exclude the birds as that reduces future maintenance costs and ensures that the efficiency of power conversion from the sun is not reduced.

Peter the Possum and Bird Man has developed a reliable method of excluding the birds from getting under the panels and have installed this type of proofing on many properties around Brisbane. We use a high quality stainless steel mesh for long life and to ensure a free flow of rainwater and good ventilation under the panels.

As experienced, registered pest controllers, we are also able to combine this proofing with legal chemical treatments to get rid of pigeons and reduce the bird numbers, if needed.

Call Us for a Quote for Pigeon Removal

Contact our office during work hours for further advice or complete the online application form and we will call you back to organise an obligation free* quote to remove your problem pigeons.

Pigeon droppings under solar panels

Pigeon droppings under solar panels

Pigeon proofing to remove birds from solar pannels

Pigeon proofing to remove birds from solar pannels

If you are a tenant, unfortunately we do need the owner’s permission to conduct any proofing work at the property, as it is structural work on the house. We would prefer if the owner is aware of the issue and requests the inspection from us directly so we know they are willing to consider our quote.