Pigeon Spikes For Solar Panels Don’t Work! Let The Experts Tell You Why!
Pigeons or other birds taking residence under your solar panels? Are they damaging your panels and wires as a result? Thinking about investing in bird control spikes to try and get rid of them? STOP NOW. Pigeon spikes for solar panels do not work and are not effective. Read on to find out why our experts advise against buying bird control spikes to ward off pigeons from your solar panels.
What are pigeon spikes for solar panels?
A bird control spike, also known as a roost modification or pigeon spike for solar panels, is a long, thin icicle-like device. The device wards off pigeons and other birds. Pigeon spikes are usually installed on building ledges, street lamps, as well as billboards and other commercial signs. This is in order to prevent pigeons and birds from nesting anywhere near those spaces. It is important that nesting or perching is prevented, as birds produce a lot of faeces and dirt, making any building or billboard look instantly unattractive. Another drawback to birds nesting on a building ledge or lamp posts, is that they produce a lot of noise, and can contribute to noise pollution in the early morning or late at night, being troublesome to residents living around the area.
Birds, when nesting underneath your solar panels, will also damage the wiring and solar cells of the solar panel, making the solar panels less effective, or completely broken as a result. In most of these cases, the bird control spikes will do their job at warding off pigeons and other birds and will deter these birds humanely, without harming or killing them.
Do I need pigeon spikes for solar panels?
Recently, bird control spikes, have been used more often on solar panels, in order to ward off any birds or pigeons. This method would be effective if it covered more than just the solar panels, and rather the entirety of the roof. The problem lies in the fact that pigeons and other birds are actually a lot more intelligent than people believe, If they can recognize even a single flaw or uneven spacing between the spikes, they will land on the roof and use it to their advantage.
Birds are flexible, and they can squeeze past most gaps in the spacing. They can also use their beaks to break off or bend the weathered or weakened parts or the spikes, given enough leverage, and creating a tidy home for themselves underneath your solar panels. This means that unless you watch your roof 24/7, and constantly clear any nesting debris or swarms of birds landing on your roof, pigeon spikes for solar panels are just not effective. Not many people have the time or patience to do this, and overtimes this will lead to extensive solar panel damage caused by pigeons and other birds. This doesn’t even include rodents such as squirrels or rats, which can also nest underneath solar panels, and can very quickly chew through any plastic bird control spikes.
What should I use Instead of pigeon spikes for solar panels?
Hopefully, now you know that pigeon spikes for solar panels don’t work very well, and are not very effective when installed on solar panels. This means that unless you’re planning to constantly fix and replace the bird control spikes on your solar panels, more than likely a swarm of pigeons will find their way underneath the solar panels. On top of the damage to your solar panels, which can get quite expensive, the birds will also emit a lot of noise from their nest, creating noise pollution and being rather inconvenient to you and your neighbours.
So how do you prevent this from happening? luckily the experts at Direct Solar Care have an inexpensive, 100% effective solution! All you need to do for the best solution is to invest in pigeon proofing. Pigeon proofing is a method to keep birds and rodents away. Pigeon proofing involves the installation of a protective mesh around the solar panels. This physically blocks off any path to the underside of the solar panels and is also impossible to break. You don’t need to worry about pigeons, squirrels, rats and other pests ever making their way underneath your solar panels ever again, as it will be physically impossible for them to enter. This is a far superior method than installing pigeon spikes for solar panels, and is perfectly affordable, putting quality over quantity.
Want pigeon proofing done right? Call us!
Our expert team at Direct Solar Care can install the pigeon proofing safely and effectively, usually, they will be in and out in less than a day. Trying to do pigeon proof the solar panels yourself can be dangerous to the electric nature of the solar panels. This is why we recommend hiring us, the professionals, to do the job, as the solar cells are fragile and can be easily damaged. We should also mention we are inventors of the pigeon proofing technique, so we know the most about the installation and maintenance, unlike all of our competitors. So don’t hesitate, and call us today for a free quote, or fill out the contact form and we will get back to you!