Limiting Pigeons and Other Birds from Solar Panel Damage


While pigeons may be considered cute or enjoyable by many, they can also create significant damage to several home or property areas. One such area, for those who maintain them on their property, is solar panels, where pigeons and other nesting birds can create several specific, costly issues.

At A-1 Exterminators, we’re here to help prevent this through our anti-bird barrier services. We’re a top provider of Bird Barrier products, from netting materials to multi-sensory repellants that keep many bird types from causing issues on your property in humane, natural ways. Let’s go over why pigeons and related birds are a concern for those with solar panels on their property, the Bird Barrier products designed to assist you here, and some other panel-proofing themes to keep in mind as well.

Birds, Solar Panels and Warranty Concerns

Birds like pigeons are huge fans of the shelter provided by many solar panel types, and will often attempt to nest in the rafters and backings that provide the most protection. Once there, they can create droppings and nesting materials that damage the panels.

In many cases, these kinds of bird-related damage issues are not covered by solar panel warranty systems. If this is the case, you as the panel owner will be stuck footing the bill for any needed repairs or replacements, often costly ones.

Bird Barrier Solar Panel Kits

Luckily, our partners Bird Barrier offer a product directly designed to keep pigeons and other birds from making their way under solar panels and roofing areas. This product includes plastic clips that are stable and will not scratch the panels, with lips that bind mesh to the panels with no holes or damage. They physically stop pigeons and other birds from nesting in these areas, all with virtual invisibility from the ground and only basic tools needed for installation.

Professional Solar Panel Protection

When attempting to protect your solar panels from damage due to pigeons or other birds, we highly recommend obtaining the services of our professionals. Several areas of installing and maintaining protective elements here can be dangerous, particularly if they involve getting up on a roof or another high area. In addition, professional installation of any protective products is the only way to truly ensure optimal performance.

For more on how to prevent pigeons and other birds from damaging your solar panels and risking your warranty, or to learn about any of our pest control or bird control services, speak to the staff at A-1 Exterminators today.

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