Why Bird Proofing Solar Panels is Important for Your Perth Home or Business
At Tom’s Pest Control, we understand that solar panels are a valuable investment. Not only do they help to save on energy costs, but they also reduce your carbon footprint. However, solar panels can also be a magnet for birds and other pests. That’s why we offer solar panel bird proofing.
Solar panels are a popular choice for those looking to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, but they can also be vulnerable to damage from bird droppings. The acidic nature of bird droppings can corrode metal surfaces, and the high levels of nitrogen can cause etching and pitting. In addition, bird droppings can block sunlight from reaching the solar panel, reducing its efficiency. As a result, it is important to take steps to bird proof your solar panels. One way to do this is to install physical barriers, such as wire mesh or bird netting. You can also use visual deterrents, such as shiny objects or bird decoys. By taking these precautions, you can help to protect your solar panels from damage and keep them working at peak efficiency.
Our team of experts will work with you to design a custom solution that will keep your solar panels free of birds and other pests. We use only the latest and most effective techniques and products, so you can be confident that your solar panels are well protected. Contact us today to learn more about our solar panel bird proofing services.
Our Different Bird Removal Methods
At Tom’s Pest Control, we use different techniques that are designed specifically to keep birds away from your property without harming them.
- Stainless Steel Spikes: These spikes can be installed on ledges, lights and pipes and are harmless deterrents that keep birds from roosting and landing on specific areas. The best thing about bird spikes is discreet, so your building’s façade will stay untouched.
- Bird Netting or Meshing: Prepared from Polyethylene string and secured with steel installation hardware, this bird netting is perfect for your balconies, windows, gardens, HVAC units, etc. This provides long-term protection from birds that cause serious problems to your property. Bird netting is a safe and humane barrier that helps to exclude all pest bird species from your building.
- Shock Tracks: A low profile electrified tracks, a nearly invisible deterrent that prevents ledges, signs, and roof areas from birds. Shock Track glues to the surface and electrical connectors allow current to pass from one track to the next. This effective technique discourages the birds from landing and roosting in these areas.
- Bird Chase Super Sonic. It is a device ideal for discouraging birds from huge outdoor areas. This device broadcasts distress and predator calls for almost 22 different bird species. This bird chase device emits sounds and discourages them from landing there. This is a solar-powered device and can be easily placed wherever birds flock such as in orchards and trees.
- Repellent Spray: This spray works on the bird’s nervous systems without causing them any harm. It is used to frighten birds away from your building structure. It can be sprayed on bird’s feathers or their nests, perches or areas where they like to sit and lay their eggs. Birds when eating the material, it will secrete distress signals and force them to leave the area due to the perceived “threat.”
Get The Best Solar Panel Pigeon Proofing Services In Perth
When it comes to solar panel pigeon proofing and pigeon pest control in Perth, Tom’s Pest Control is your go-to provider. We specialise in delivering tailored and the best pigeon pest control solutions to eliminate pigeon-related issues and protect your solar investment. Here’s why you can trust us:
- Comprehensive Pigeon Proofing Solutions
We offer a range of comprehensive pigeon proofing solutions specifically designed for your solar system. Our methods include:-
- Wire Mesh Installation: We install sturdy wire mesh barriers around the perimeter of your solar panels, preventing pigeons from nesting underneath. The mesh allows proper ventilation while effectively keeping the birds at bay.
- Spikes and Deterrents: We strategically place spikes and deterrents on areas vulnerable to pigeon roosting, making it uncomfortable and discouraging for them to settle near your solar panels.
- Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed: Over the years, we have prioritised customer satisfaction and aim to provide exceptional service throughout the pigeon proofing process. From the initial assessment to the installation and maintenance, we ensure open communication, transparent pigeon proofing cost, and a hassle-free experience for our clients.
How Do You Know A Pigeon Is Nesting and Causing Infestation?
It’s essential to know the signs indicating a pigeon infestation on your property. By recognising these signs early on, you can address the problem promptly. Here are the key indicators of a pigeon infestation:
- It may indicate pigeons nesting nearby if you notice frequent clogs or water overflow.
- Despite regular cleaning, a persistent foul odour may indicate the presence of pigeons.
- Nesting materials like feathers, twigs, dry grass, and dried mud around your property or roof.
- Scattered garbage around your property may result from pigeons hunting through it.
- Increase in pigeon droppings on roofs, verandas, eaves, or solar panels.
With our professional expertise and comprehensive solutions, we can help you overcome the challenges posed by pigeons, ensuring your solar energy system operates optimally. Don’t let pigeons hinder your solar energy production—contact Tom’s Pest Control Perth today.
How We Bird Proof Your Solar Panels?
Bird infestation can damage solar panels as birds can interfere with the electrical wiring while nesting or landing. Birds’ faeces are highly acidic which can cause rusting to spoil the solar panel aluminium frames and also stain the solar panel facade, leading to poor efficiency of the solar panel. Thus, it is necessary to protect your solar panel.
At Tom’s Pest Control, we use the best bird-proofing method for protecting your solar panels from pesky birds. We use a wire mesh bird proofing product specifically designed for bird prevention for solar panels. Bird mesh is the best pigeon-proof technique for a solar panel that maintains the airflow in your panels and prevents it from heating up which further would diminish the amount of energy the panel collects per day.
The highly durable bird-proof solar panel mesh effectively prevents birds’ access and keeps it safe from damage caused by birds. The solar panel mesh is also not likely to cause any damage to the birds. We also provide a fire protection compliant solar mesh screening installation by using our aluminium mesh types with advanced fittings.
Our trained technicians create customised solutions to deal with bird infestation. Every structure and bird species creates unique situations; thus, it needs to be evaluated first to craft the correct, most cost-effective bird proofing solution.
If you have pest bird issues at your property, hiring professional pest control is the best option for removing the bird from your environment seamlessly. A professional pest control service will also help you make your space secure from future infestation. At Tom’s Pest Control, we have a team of bird researchers to ensure stress-free, scientific bird removal from our customers’ properties. After identifying the bird species and the characteristics of the birds through an inspection, they create a tailored bird removal plan. All our pest bird removal plans are humane and in accordance with local and state guidelines.
In a number of ways, you can repel the birds from your environment. You can use shiny objects like small mirrors and aluminium foil as deterrents to disturb the birds and force them to flee. You can also use decoys of the predator birds – such as owls and other large birds – to prompt the pest birds to flee from your space. You can also use bird spikes in areas where pest birds perch. The use of natural repellent sprays can be another great choice to help you with the situation. You can mix chilli pepper, vinegar, and water and use this spray in areas where you notice pest birds roost. If you notice that these options are not giving enough results due to the complexity of the infestation, feel free to contact us for professional bird control.
At Tom’s Pest Control, we have a step-by-step procedure to remove birds from our customers’ properties. Our pest technicians will visit your property, identify the bird species, and learn about the reasons for the infestation. Based on that, our team of bird researchers will create a tailored, scientific, and humane bird removal plan. Based on the plan, our technicians will trap the birds, remove them from your property, and release them at a distance far from your property – according to the government regulations. If your locality reports frequent pest issues, we may put bird spikes and nets to minimise future infestation risks and advise you on specific property and yard maintenance tips.
You can always try some DIY procedures to remove if you notice a bird accidentally trapped in your property or infested your surroundings. However, if you see that the bird infestation is complex, we advise you to hire a professional bird removal specialist. This can also help you safeguard your property from future bird infestation risks as well. At Tom’s Pest Control, we offer quick same/next day bird removal service to restore the healthy environments of our customers. Regardless of you have a commercial property or residential environment, we identify all aspects of pest bird infestation and address them through comprehensive pest management plans.
It is important that you don’t make the bird panic by holding or yelling at it. Keep children and pets away from where the bird is trapped. Switch off the lights and fans of the room and put out any flames. Open the windows and exterior doors to show the way for the bird and try to chase it from the opposite direction. If the bird can’t find its way, wash your hands, try to catch it carefully using a sheet or large cloth piece, and put it in a box. Take the box outdoor and release the bird to let it fly away. If you notice that the bird can’t fly, contact your local bird rehabilitation centre for guidance and assistance.
You can confirm the pest birds through a number of signs. In most cases, you would visually see birds encroaching your spaces and compromise your environment’s health and hygiene. The following signs also help you confirm the presence of pest birds in your environments.
- Bird droppings – in areas of your property where the birds roost
- Debris of bird nests or nesting materials
- Noises of the pest birds
- Bird feathers in places where they roost
- Roof shingles damage without any obvious reason – pigeons make their nests under roof shingles
If you notice any of these signs of bird infestation, contact us immediately for quick bird removal.
In Perth, the cost of bird removal treatment and protection services vary between a couple of hundred dollars to couple of thousand dollars. We take a number of factors to calculate the cost of a bird removal service. The bird type, the number of birds present at your property, and your property type are the three factors we consider for calculating the cost of the service. If your property has bird infestation, we request you provide us with the details of it to get an upfront FREE quote for the bird removal. Tom’s Pest Control is committed to offering our services at competitive rates and give quotes only based on the specific pest issues to ensure a high-value service experience.
Birds are an integral part of ecology. They Unfortunately, they also cause damage to No matter how many birds you have, damage can multiply and result in more expensive repairs.
Birds can build nests on your roof by settling on rain gutters and other drainage systems. Snow, rain, and even ice can build up on your roof if your drainage system is blocked. This can lead to serious problems.
Roofs subjected to excessive stress can collapse but not before they crack and require expensive repairs. The acidity from bird droppings can cause problems with HVAC systems, roofing, vehicles, and other equipment. Droppings can cause damage to HVAC wiring and lead to malfunctioning or failing. In addition, droppings can cause leakages or holes on rooftops.
Solar panels are becoming more popular among homeowners to reduce their power bills. The downside to solar panels is that pigeons could build nests under them. This can lead to serious damage to your panels and wiring. Protect your solar panels from pigeons.
Trust professionals who have years of experience in installing solar birds’ proofing. Pest control professionals in your area can also help you with your problems.
We offer high-quality services at reasonable prices. Tom’s Pest Control Perth Service Guarantee will guarantee your solar panel pigeon-proofing. If the treatment fails, you can always get it repaired. It is not a good idea to wait for pests or pigeons to cause damage to your solar panels.
These are the steps you should take if you want birds to be controlled from your property.
- It is your actions that will help identify bird species.
- Understand that the “infestation level” often refers to the number of flock members or the total population.
- Locate the area where birds have taken over. You may find multiple spots on your property.
It is important to accurately assess the area before finding access equipment. Equipment can include ladders, cranes, lifts, and cranes, as well as scaffolding.
- Be aware of any limitations that may cause your project’s halt or delay.
- Participation in specific permits, such as renovations or public access to historic structures, could be possible.
- After your site evaluation, you will receive a breakdown detailing your pricing estimate. This includes travel costs, the labour time and equipment rentals. It also includes material costs.
Imagine pigeons causing damage to the solar panels outside and inner components. It could damage your investment in solar panels. High acidity levels in pigeon droppings can cause damage to solar panels and cause cables to deteriorate.
It is essential to hire a solar-panel bird controller service. Tom’s Pest Control Perth’s highly skilled and experienced bird controllers have successfully used bird-proof solar panels. However, to prevent birds from landing on the panels and roosting, bird-proofing solar panels must be done consistently.
Routine maintenance can also be offered to protect your panels from bird droppings or other debris. Tom’s Pest Control can also help if birds are damaging your solar panels.
Bird mites can cause itching for many nights. Therefore, it is best to keep them away. Before removing nesting birds from your property, check the local wildlife laws.
Physical eradication is the best choice if you want to eradicate mites from your house. You can either vacuum them or soak them in water with your cloth. However, to permanently eliminate mites from your home, you must immediately empty the vacuum cleaner bag.
Permethrin can be used as an effective and safe insecticide to fight mites. Permethrin can also be used in small areas to treat mites.
Birds consume insects for food and to provide nourishment for their young. Birds also catch large quantities of insect larvae that are high in protein.
It is impossible to live without insects (from human blood and grains) because they are so common in nature. Birds are essential for maintaining and decreasing insect populations in natural systems.
Insectivorous birds eat insects such as grasshoppers and caterpillars. You can bring bluebirds to your property to help control pests.
While harsh pesticides effectively controlled insect infestations, they also had devastating effects on birds, causing them to die. However, with precise scientific technology, it is possible to make medicines that are effective against a specific insect and safe for all animals.
This is essential when dealing with infestations. You want to eliminate the pest, but you don’t want harmful chemicals around your pets or children. Control Bug Spray is a natural, non-toxic treatment that can eliminate pests and not harm your bird.
Natural insecticides can be beneficial for your bird, your pet and yourself. Invest today.
Bird mesh can be used to protect your residential solar array from birds. To seal the area below the panels, bird mesh is placed around your array’s perimeter. It attaches directly to the panels.
Although spikes are not as attractive to birds, they can be very effective in deterring them. Spikes effectively deter birds from perching too close to solar panels for long enough to create a nest or cause damage.
Even though plastic birds of prey look old, they can still be useful. For example, a fake owl can convince birds to leave with a swinging head. They also make excellent pigeon protectors for solar panels.
You can expect to spend between $200 and $1500 to get your property pigeon proofed. The cost of pigeon-proofing your property depends on the number of solar panels, the slope of your roof, and whether or not birds have been removed.
Our bird-proofing crew arrives on the job and inspects your roof and solar panels in detail. Then, we will inspect your roof and examine the solar panels to give you a quote. The report will also include a cost estimate for pigeon-proofing solar panels.
If you find pigeons underneath your solar panels, please call us at (08) 6202 7096. You can also request a call via our contact page.
You will most often see sparrows or crows around your solar panels. However, you can still enjoy certain bird species if you know how to avoid predatory birds such as hawks and owls.
Most hardware and home supply stores carry plastic owls or hawks. You can place the predator bird on your fence or a prominent branch from a neighbouring tree. Plastic owls and hawks are available at many hardware stores and home supplies shops. The fake predators are visible to birds, so they can be seen by them and will tell where they should go.
You can use many sound devices to discourage birds from touching solar panel panels. One device emits a loud sound that is so loud that humans cannot hear, but it will scare birds away.
Bird spikes made from stainless steel are the best option for birds to prevent nest building. However, additional strategies and solutions to protect birds can also be effective.
You can place a few mirrors around their nest areas to deter birds. A longer foil can be attached to trees or eaves to attract birds. It will reflect sunlight and attract them. It will attract birds more effectively if your home isn’t filled with water, such as birdbaths and pet water bowls.
It is important to remember that bird control should be started as soon as the solar panels are installed.
The Melnor Jet Spray is a great option if you’re looking for the best bird repellent. It can also be used as an animal repellent. Po eland Outdoor Laser, a high-quality product, will prevent birds from dropping waste on your patio or yard.
This device is smart for dark conditions because its laser scares birds away. The RFLT-1 can move with the wind and shines brightly to deter birds. In addition, the RFLT-1 is equipped with reflector plates made of chrome that deter birds.
It is highly recommended to use the American DJ DMX800W strobe lamp. It’s small and doesn’t take up much space.