Solar Panel Pigeon Proofing
There are a number of pigeon proofing methods for solar panels, however the most effective is to use a specially designed solar panel mesh proofing kit. The solar proofing mesh provides protection from every type of pest birds and the fixings will not damage the solar panels. Our solar panel proofing:
- Can be installed without drilling and screwing preventing any damage to the solar panels.
- Is installed usuing a specialist clip system.
- Can be removed to allow easy access for servicing.
- We provide a 10 year guarantee with all solar panel proofing work.
- We carry huge stock of solar proofing materials so can carry offer fast installation times.
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Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels
DKG Pest Control LTD can provide pigeon proofing for solar panel systems on domestic and commercial properties, we use a range of pigeon proofing equipment all of which is of the highest quality.We DO NOT screw into your solar panels! We use a specialist non-invasive clip system which attaches to the underside of the solar panel frame and holds the pigeon proofing mesh in place around the solar panels.We can also provide other pigeon proofing of buildings with bird netting, spikes or Bird Free gel.
We have provided solar panel proofing to stop pigeons nesting under the solar panels of hundreds of properties in the South, we have many happy clients who are happy to act as references or even allow you to see the work we have carried out for them.
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DKG Pest Control LTD install bird proofing on hundreds of properties each year, we carry huge stock of solar proofing materials so we can respond quickly to enquiries. Often able to carry out the installation the next day.
High Quality Materials
DKG Pest Control LTD only use the highest quality materials all purchased from leading global solar proofing suppliers, all of the clip fittings are UV stabilized and the wire mesh is 25mmx25mm 16-gauge galvanised mesh.
No Drilling Required
All our solar panel proofing installations are complete non-invasive! We do not screw or glue anything onto the solar panels or the rails, this can cause damage to the solar panels and invalidates the solar panels warrantee!
10 Year Guarantee
Due to the quality of the materials we use we are pleased to say we offer a full 10 year guarantee with all solar panel proofing work carried out, giving you complete peace of mind.
What risks does leaving the pigeons present?
Pigeons defecate (a lot) and the faecal matter can build up very quickly overflowing from the gutters! Obviously solar panels are most effective when in direct sun light (south facing) which is where developers try and layout their properties with a south facing garden, meaning the solar panels are usually installed on the rear elevation of the roof right above the patio!The pigeon's droppings can literally cascade down the roof and all other the patio, patio furniture and other regularly used areas. This not only poses a risk of contracting a disease the pigeons may be carrying but also presents a high risk of slipping, this is a serious concern for the elderly and for employers. Below is a list of some of the disease feral pigeons are known to transmit.
Feral pigeons are known to transmit a whole array of diseases including the following:
- Salmonella - is a bacterium that can be found where feral pigeons defecate. It can then lead to fevers including Salmonellosis and Paratyphoid fever.
- Psittacosis - also called pigeon fancier's lung. The infection can be transmitted by inhaling the bacteria from dried droppings or handling feathers of infected pigeons.
- Fowl pest - more commonly known as fowl plague or Newcastle disease. This virus can be transmitted to people when they’re exposed to faecal matter and other excretions from infected pigeons.
- Escherichia coli - This is mainly spread by seagulls, however it can lead to illnesses such as gastro-enteritis and septicaemia.
- Fungal infections - include Histoplasmosis and Cryptococcosis and are carried within bird droppings.
- If feral pigeons are not stopped from nesting under your solar panels their numbers can grow very quickly, this can lead to many nests under the solar panels which can be infested with a huge variety of insect pests. These can include:
- Ticks - The European pigeon tick, or Argas reflexus, is a parasite hosted by urban pigeons. These ticks can bite humans, resulting in a gamut of reactions from local (eg, itching, erythema, and edema) to systemic (eg, IgE-mediated anaphylaxis).
- Fleas - Human infestation by pigeon fleas (Ceratophyllus columbae) from feral pigeons is possible when the fleas can make their way into the property via the loft.
- Louse Flies - Some louse flies even exhibit distinct preferences for a particular species of bird and are regularly found on Pigeons. Louse flies (hippoboscids) will bite humans when given no other choice of host, and their bites are definitely itchy.
- Mites - Bird mites don't present much of a health risk for humans, the biggest concern is with the bites. These can become skin lesions and lead to dermatitis. Generally, bird mites do not thrive on human hosts, but the bites can become infected due to scratching. Bird mites are one of the most common infestations we see cause by pigeons nesting under solar panels, and it is very distressing for the client.
- Carpet Beetles - Carpet beetles are one of the most common textile pests in the UK, these will infest any natural textiles such as wool or silk. The often cause damage to carpet's directly under the loft hatch or on the stairs where they've made their way into the loft from under the solar panels!
- Fur Beetles - These are another textile pest very similar to the Carpet beetle but will infest fur's or taxidermy.
- Biscuit Beetles - Biscuit beetles are probable the most common stored product pest in the UK, these will infest dry stored foods such as corn, pasta or rice. Once you have an infestation finding the food source can be troublesome!
- Clothes Moths - Clothes moths are another textile pest which most people will have heard of at some point, again the larvae stage of these moths can cause a huge amount of damage to any natural textiles such as wool.