• The leading cause of damage to residential roof-mounted solar in the Northeast of the United States are squirrels. Because squirrels are rodents their front teeth never stop growing making them constantly want to gnaw on things like the wires to solar panels.
  • The small gap under the solar panels creates a safe nesting environment for squirrels, birds, raccoons and other pesky animals where they are protected from predators such as hawks.
  • The height of the roof creates a natural nesting habitat for the squirrels, just like the trees do, while the roof gives them a constant water supply with rain water running down into the nest.
  • Mating season for squirrels is from February to May with some squirrels mating again in the fall. Gestation takes 44-days and generally 2 to 4 young are born per litter.
  • Active nesting season for squirrels is October to May with squirrel nesting activity peaking in February to April. This is when the majority of solar owners will experience the signs of nesting squirrels.
  • Squirrels are clever creatures that learn to navigate by finding shortcuts, have the ability to jump up to 20 feet and can climb vertically on almost all surfaces making it impossible to keep them off your roof.
  • The longer a squirrel’s nest sits on your roof the better chance you have for sustaining roof damage. The nests are constantly moist causing the shingles to break apart. This will cause a leak or hole in the roof and in some cases the squirrels could burrow into the home.


  • PVC coated wire mesh critter guard application that encapsulates your entire solar pv system.
  • PVC coated wire mesh is a heavy gauge at .058 to prevent animals from chewing through.
  • Installed using a special clip so there is no screwing or mounting to your panels or roof
  • Installations and craftsmanship are backed by a lifetime guarantee against pests getting under the solar panels.
  • Additional prevention of the wire mesh includes leaves, sticks, snow, ice and seasonal debris buildup from forming under the solar panels.



  • Removal of Squirrels, Birds, Raccoons, Possums, Bees, Wasps, Hornets & Any Solar Pest – We’ve seen it all!
  • Safe Relocation of Animals – We’re 100% humane in our approach, we love animals!


  • Nest & Debris Clean Up – Including gutters, ground, lawn, patios and back porches. You’ll never know we were there!
  • Fall Debris Clean Out – Sticks and leaves that build up over time are an eyesore & become hazardous to your roof and potential fires!
  • Damaged Wiring & Roof Inspection – Make sure your system and roof is free of pest damage before installing a pest guard.


  • PVC Coated Wire Mesh Critter Guard Installation – We take pride in our install process and want you to love how the guard looks on your panels!
  • Noninvasive Mounting Application – The guard is attached using a piece of hardware specifically designed for this application leaving your roof and solar panels free of holes!
  • Backed By A Lifetime Guarantee Against Pests – With 1000’s of guard installs on the books we have never had a pest get under a system we have protected!



We are strategically located in New Jersey, which gives us the unique ability to service the entire East Coast of the United States. From Maine to Florida, no job is too far for us! Odds are we’ve probably already worked in your state before. Just use the contact link below and we would be happy to discuss your situation and provide a free estimate.


Client Testimonials

Albert Castro
Albert Castro
I recently had Dan install critter guards on my solar panels, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the experience. Dan's work was excellent; he displayed a high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout the installation process. Not only was the price fair, but Dan also took the time to answer all of my questions thoroughly. His professionalism and expertise were evident from start to finish. I highly recommend Dan for anyone needing solar panel critter guard installation. His quality of work, reasonable pricing, and exceptional customer service truly set him apart!
Thiago Fonseca
Thiago Fonseca
Excellent service - Dan was very responsive throughout whole process, showed up on time and the installation of the bird guard was successful
Vickie Ogden
Vickie Ogden
When we found squirrels and their nests along with chewed wires under our solar panel array, we knew time was of the essence to clean up the mess, fix any damage and create a prevention plan to keep this problem from occurring again. I made contact with Dan, the owner of Solar Pest Solutions, and he made an unfortunate situation easier. From the beginning, he was responsive and communicative, he patiently answered questions and was very knowledgeable. We live in Pennsylvania and he quickly added us to the schedule and completed the work in a very timely manner. Dan is professional, he takes great pride in his work, uses safe practices and exhibits the utmost integrity. If only all businesses operated in this manner, we would all be better served. Don’t waste your time calling the other businesses when you have critter problems with your solar panels or better yet, focus on prevention before you have critter problems. Just call Dan!
Jim Hegeman
Jim Hegeman
Thank you Dan for a quality job. Your professionalism was greatly appreciated. I communicated with Dan through email. He answered any question I had and we set an appointment within days of me reaching out to him. He was a prompt, thorough and honest professional. Highly recommend his services to anyone.
Michael Ushak
Michael Ushak
Solar Pest Solutions was prompt, professional and did a great job resolving our pigeon problem. The outcome is a clean install of protective fencing / "critter guard" around our somewhat uniquely arranged solar panels. I would also like to highlight that Dan (the business owner) is a gentlemen and had no problem explaining the process, the fence install, and the associated warranty. He also scaled our roughly 3.5 story home and got the job done despite a light wind.
Tharsan Bhuvanendran
Tharsan Bhuvanendran
Dan is a real professional who is very easy to communicate with. He provided an estimate via email and answered all of my questions promptly. He was very clear and up-front about the variability of the cost because it depends on how many nests are buried under solar panels already that he would need to clean out. He arrived right on time, and completed the work in the timeframe promised. The roof looks cleaned up and he was thorough. The whole process was very straightforward. Looking forward to bird-free seasons to come!
Gregg Giordano
Gregg Giordano
If I could give more stars, I most certainly would. I had a pigeon problem under my solar panels, which was casings to not use part of yard due to all of the poop on the ground.. Solar Pest Solutions, took care of it pretty quick. Fantastic company, competitive pricing, clean & neat work and Dan is a helluva nice guy.
Arpan Patel
Arpan Patel
Found the best price and Dan installed the very next day. No more issues with squirrels building a nest under the panel. He also fixed a broken/chewed wire. Tesla wanted to charge $2150 to come and fix this minor issue (doesn't include pest abadment). Definetly recommend to have Dan come out and install critter guards.
Thomas Kuchenreuther
Thomas Kuchenreuther
Dan was great with every aspect of the process. Helpful with the quote, giving lots of details and being flexible with payment. Great communication before the job and very clear and thorough while on the job. The guards came out great and he removed/cleared a squirrels nest, checked all wiring. Definitely recommend Solar Pest Solutions for securing your solar panels, clearing any nests/debris.
Andrew C
Andrew C
Dan was super professional and responsive. Got the work done right away. Now I have peace of mind with my solar panels.



We service the entire Northeastern United States and are centrally located in New Jersey.

Contact us and we would be happy to discuss your situation and provide a free estimate.




4 Hilltop Road
Milford, Nj 08848

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