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Solar panel installers often forget to mention the problems and damage birds can cause when they nest underneath. For example, when birds such as pigeons decide to nest under solar panels, the build-up of guano and nesting materials will reduce the effectiveness and potentially cause your solar panels to stop working.

At Vermicure Pest Control, we provide solar panel pigeon protection across Leeds, Wakefield and Doncaster. Our specialist bird-proofing technicians are fully licensed to exclude birds using techniques such as solar spikes.

If pigeons are nesting under your solar panels, call us on 07951 157254 to discuss your options.

Why should you stop birds from nesting under solar panels

Investing in solar panels can save you massive amounts of money in the long term. Therefore, when pests decide to call your solar panels home, they risk causing damage, stopping them from working, or even reducing their effectiveness.

  1. Damage: the build-up of dirt, debris, nesting materials and guano can all cause damage to your solar panels. Resulting in costly repairs and maintenance to ensure they continue to work. Furthermore, pests such as squirrels gnaw on cables stopping solar panels from working altogether.
  2. Reduce effectiveness: over time, pigeons living under your solar panels will cause guano (bird poop) to accumulate. A layer of guano over your solar panels will reduce the effectiveness, meaning a decrease in power generated.
  3. Noise: birds are boisterous during the early hours of the morning. You’ll likely hear a scratching noise under your solar panels, which keeps you or your neighbours awake.
  4. Breeding: if pigeons are under your solar panels, they will continue to breed exponentially. A small pigeon problem can become a severe infestation in no time. If that is the case, the removal cost increases and the damage to your solar panels could be unrepairable.

Vermicure Pest Control provides expert advice and guidance for solar panel bird-proofing and can install bird spikes and alternative bird-proofing measures at a very reasonable price. Call us on 07951 157254 to discuss an affordable solution for solar panel protection.

Solar panel bird proofing installation process



We will visit your home or request photos so we can provide a quote for the work. We’ll assess the number of panels that need to be proofed, if scaffolding is required, and the infestation level. For heavy infestations, a guano disinfection clean is recommended.



Once the work has been agreed upon, we’ll remove all pigeons, nesting materials, eggs, and young from under your solar panels. Many cowboy installers miss this step and trap live birds under the panels with no way of escaping, which is cruel and illegal.



We’ll install spikes around your solar panels, ensuring your warranty remains intact by not drilling through the sides. The installed materials will prevent pigeons, squirrels and other pests from living underneath.



Finally, we’ll ensure your solar panels are left squeaky clean and free from any bird mess. Bird mess contains diseases transferable to humans, so your solar panels must be washed before a powerful disinfectant is applied.

Jason Plant
Jason Plant
Super efficient, friendly and very knowledgeable. Explained things all throughout and very thorough to eradicate pests as quickly as possible.
Adam Reynolds
Adam Reynolds
Huge wasps nest to be removed! Called- and attended job straight into action removed the beasts! Great friendly and affordable! Highly recommend.
Jazmine Allen
Jazmine Allen
I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received from Vermicure Pest Control for dealing with a bees nest. They were incredibly prompt and exceptionally courteous. Most importantly, they did an outstanding job in safely removing the nest without causing any harm to the bees. I highly recommend Vermicure for anyone in need of efficient and professional pest control services.
Alex C
Alex C
Brilliant service by a very professional team, yet still keeping the cost low. Came out at short notice. Very comforting to see some trades you can still trust. 10/10
Margaret “Mags” Tasker
Margaret “Mags” Tasker
Brilliant turned up in less than 24 hours and sorted out troublesome wasps 👍
david padwell
david padwell
Very good service
Danny Garside
Danny Garside
Great service from Kieran, quick to respond to our problem, very thorough and put our minds at ease. Would highly recommend and will definitely use Vermicure again should we have any other problems. Thanks again.
Siraj Mahmood
Siraj Mahmood
Such a great quick and easy experience 10/10 came under the expected delivery time and took no payment at all for the service
Tammy Majchrzak
Tammy Majchrzak
Fantastic service. Keiran is the rat man for sure. Very thorough, professional and knowledgeable. I have used other similar services in the past but he is the best. He sorted out a long standing Rat issue at our property. I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again. Thank you Keiran.
Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas
I would definitely recommend using these services. They were so informative, friendly and wouldn’t stop until the problem had been solved. Quick to reply and there if you needed them in between visits. Thank you.

Avoid cowboy solar panel installation

Finding the right company to bird-proof your solar panels can be challenging. It may be tempting to go with the cheapest supplier, but ask yourself what quality of materials they will use and if they are trained and licenced in bird exclusion.

Health and Safety

Pigeon proofing installation can be dangerous as there is always a risk when working at height. Our team is trained to work at height, and we always put health and safety at the forefront of everything we do.

High-quality materials

We only use the highest quality materials from reputable UK bird-proofing suppliers. Our spikes are long-lasting and we place great importance on leaving a beautiful finish you can be proud to look at.

15 year guarantee

We know that we deliver an exceptional bird proofing solar panel service. Therefore, we provide a 15 year guarantee that birds will not be able to gain access to your solar panels again.

Lawful bird exclusion

It is an offence to cause unnecessary suffering to birds. Unfortunately, this law isn’t always followed by cowboy installers. We’ll ensure that your bird exclusion is lawful and all eggs, nests and young are not trapped under the solar panels.


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