Have pigeons been playing on your solar panels?
Posted by Cathy Debenham on 6 June 2013 at 9:57 am
See more recent entry here: Pigeons under the panels - what can you do to protect your roof-mounted solar PV?
"We had our solar panels installed in January last year and are very pleased with their efficiency," writes a YouGen reader. "However, something that no-one mentioned to us is that we would be plagued by pigeons thereafter.
"They have become a complete pest with both noise and mess being a major issue. We have spent money having spikes fitted around the panels and on the roof ridges as they were nesting under the panels. But it seems that we cannot rid ourselves of them and there can be up to 18 pigeons on our roof at one time. They actually slide down the panels. We are almost at our wits end and wonder if anyone can help us please."
All stories about pigeons and solar panels welcome (add them in the comment section below). They are expecially welcome if they come with tried and tested solutions to the problem. I'm also interested to hear seagull stories too, as I guess there may be some overlap.
Photo by Federic BissonBy Cathy Debenham
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