Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Bournemouth - Ten-Year Guarantee
Pigeons Under Solar Panels in Bournemouth?
With its location on the south coast of England, Bournemouth is in just about the perfect spot for renewable solar energy. Indeed the nearby Chapel Lane Solar Farm was the largest of its kind in the UK when built and is set to power tens of thousands of homes for years to come.
The area of the £50million solar farm is equivalent to around 175 football pitches and on a bright summer’s day can generate over 50 megawatts of renewable energy, enough to power and light over 60,000 households in the area.
In their turn, many thousands of homeowners have bought into the switch to solar power, which has in turn led to a high demand for the number of residents requiring solar panel pigeon protection in Bournemouth and the surrounding towns like Ringwood, Christchurch, Milford-on-Sea, Broadstone and Poole.
That’s because pigeons in particular just love solar panels. They nest year-round on the south coast, and if you are a lady pigeon you are constantly on the look-out for an ideal nesting spot that is high up and safe from predators, warm and sheltered. Solar panels are just the ticket! And where the lady pigeons go, the boys follow, creating a double whammy of problems.
Firstly, the girls build their nests under the panels to look after their young somewhere safe.
Secondly, the boys hang around nearby (usually on your roof or on the panels themselves) creating a mess, and a racket… and often leading to a ‘frank exchange of views’ between you and your neighbours!
Pigeon guano is actually classed as toxic waste. It contains many nasty pathogens and bacteria that can be readily passed onto humans, and it is high in uric acid that over time can be corrosive and can adversely affect the performance of the panels.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help, through our Bournemouth solar panel pigeon proofing service. We have carried out literally thousands of solar panel pigeon proofing jobs of all sizes, and are able to move the pigeons on, clean up, and install secure solar panel pigeon protection that will last long term. We offer an industry leading TEN-YEAR GUARANTEE with all our solar panel pigeon protection work in Hampshire and Dorset.
Frequently Asked Questions
At British Bird Control we like to keep things nice and simple when it comes to the cost of solar panel pigeon protection, and we are very competitive indeed on price. Our cost structure is largely based on whether or not our operatives will require scaffolding to carry out the work safely.
We can usually work this out from a telephone consultation and a quick look at your property on Google Earth, and can often provide you with a quotation over the phone. We require a 25% deposit to book in. Call us on 0800 327 7293.
Yes, all our teams carry specialist solar panel and roof tile cleaning kits with all the specialist equipment, cleaning fluids and biocides required to provide the best way to clean solar panels roof tiles, gutters and walls of pigeon guano safely and without any damage.
This not only cleans but is also a powerful biocide agent, which kills the bacteria, viruses and fungi associated with pigeon guano. This is not priced is as part of the solar panel proofing work, but can be quoted once we arrive at the job and evaluate what’s involved.
If you have birds getting under solar panels and believe this could be adversely affecting the performance of the panels and the very reason you got them in the first place, please let us know during the telephone consultation.
We have teams that can evaluate and fix solar panel performance on the spot, but if this is the case we may need to make a separate visit before the solar panel proofing takes place to check whether there is a short circuit, broken solar panel inverter, or other electrical issue which would make it dangerous to be on the roof until fixed. Please also let us know if you think there are dead adult pigeons under solar panels when we talk on the phone – they may have been electrocuted!
Call our Bournemouth Solar Panel Proofing Team:
0800 327 7293