Bird Control for Solar Panels

Effective Bird Control for The Solar Industry

Bird Control for Solar Panels

The best way to stop pigeons from nesting under your solar panels is to install Solar Panel Mesh and Clips to guard the undersides of the panels. This mesh is run along the perimeters of the solar array too stop birds and rodents from accessing the warm protected underside. Once the mesh is run along the perimeters, Bird B Gone Solar Clips are used to hold the mesh in place without damaging the panel frames. 

What Attracts Birds to Solar Panels?

Your solar panels provide a large, sheltered area for birds to nest. The panels themselves shelter birds from harsh weather conditions and predatory threats. They also act as a heat source for nesting birds. Birds are attracted to their pheromones, which can be found in their droppings and nesting debris. Cleaning and sanitizing the infested areas will help reduce the chances of birds returning to nest again.  

Note: It is important to clean away nesting materials and droppings thoroughly before installation of products. 

Bird Deterrents for Solar Panels

Bird Deterrents for Solar Panels

The solar panels mounted on your rooftop are the first areas pigeons look to nest. For this reason, installing effective and durable solar panel bird control is extremely important. 

A high quality coated steel mesh is recommended for these areas to prevent rusting and corrosion to occur.  Avoid using chicken wire and other unprotected steel panels, as these screens will quickly rust and begin to damage your solar investment. Bird B Gone’s Solar Panel Bird Deterrent Kit contains a total of 50’ of mesh cut into 5’ long panels and a pack of 35 Solar Panel Clips. Bulk quantities of Solar Mesh is available in 100’ rolls and our Solar Clips are available in packs of 35, 50, and 100 (sold separately). Requests an Authorized Bird B Gone Solar Panel Bird Deterrent Installer.

Solar Panel Bird Deterrent Kit

  • Included:
    • 10 precut wire mesh panels (5-ft x 8-in) a total of 50 linear feet
    • 35 solar panel clips
  • Steel Mesh is coated with weather resistant Black PVC .058”
  • Mesh and clips can be removed for service and repair of solar array

100-ft Rolls of Wire Mesh 

  • Steel Mesh is coated with weather resistant Black Coated PVC .058”
  • Black coating blends in with underside of panels
  • Available in 8” and 6” tall mesh

Solar Panel Clips 

  • Pack sizes: 35, 50 and 100 clips
  • Made from stainless steel material
  • Clips hook under and clamp on to frame of panel
  • No drilling or screws necessary

Birds Perching Around My Solar Panels

You might be wonder why the birds are sticking around the area after installing solar panel mesh. This is a common occurrence when birds have nested previously. As we mentioned earlier, birds are attracted to their pheromones and have instincts to remain in the area. For these birds, experts recommend installing Bird Control products for Rooftops, such as bird spikes. Spikes can be installed on to the peak where bird are perching. This will make it more difficult for pigeons to sit near the panels. 

Reducing the Population with Trapping

Introducing a trapping program will significantly reduce the population of birds who remain in the area. This is a method commonly used by pest control and bird control professionals to eliminate birds who have homing instincts to remain near the property. 

Pigeon Trap for Slanted Surfaces

  • Humanely traps pigeons
  • Adjustable legs ideal for slanted surfaces 
  • Shade, food, and water will help attract pigeons to the trap
  • Safely release birds away from the area
  • Skill Level: Request a Bird B Gone Authorized Installer

Professional Recommendations

If you are unsure of which bird deterrents to install on your solar panels, please give our Bird Control Experts a call at 1-800-392-6915. Our team of experts are ready to identify the problem and help find the best possible solution for your solar array. 

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