Pigeons nesting under solar panels can be a common problem, as the panels provide shelter and a safe place for birds to nest. However, there are several steps you can take to deter pigeons from nesting under your solar panels:
1 – Install bird guards:
Bird guards are mesh barriers that are placed around the perimeter of the solar panels, preventing birds from accessing the space underneath. These can be installed during the solar panel installation or retrofitted to an existing system.
2 – Install spikes or wires:
Installing spikes or wires on the areas where pigeons are likely to land can be an effective way to prevent them from accessing the solar panel area. These devices can be purchased online or at hardware stores.
3 – Use repellent sprays:
There are several repellent sprays available that are designed to deter birds from nesting in specific areas. These sprays can be applied to the roof or around the perimeter of the solar panels.
4 – Keep the area clean:
Pigeons are attracted to areas with food and water sources. To discourage them from nesting under your solar panels, make sure the area is kept clean and free of debris that may attract birds.
5 – Install a birdhouse:
Providing a birdhouse or nesting box in a nearby area can be an effective way to divert pigeons away from your solar panels.
It’s important to note that some of these methods may be more effective than others, depending on the severity of the pigeon problem and the layout of your solar panel system. In some cases, it may be necessary to contact a pest control professional to help resolve the issue.
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