Do Solar Panels Harm Wildlife?One of the best ways to save money on your monthly bills is to install solar panels on your roof. Doing so can reduce your carbon footprint and help you save significantly on monthly electricity costs. However, it is not uncommon to have wild animals nesting on or underneath your solar panels, getting trapped, and being unable to escape without incurring injuries. So, it begs the question: Do solar panels harm wildlife?

How Wild Animals Interact with Solar Panels

Simply put, solar panels do not harm wildlife or their environment. In fact, one of the main reasons homeowners install solar panels (other than the money-saving benefits) is because utilizing solar energy helps the environment by not relying on fossil fuels to generate electricity in their home.

That being said, animals looking for shade or shelter can sometimes get stuck underneath solar panels. When this happens, not only could the animals be harmed, but they will likely also cause damage to your solar panel system in their attempt to escape. Trapped wildlife will do whatever they can to survive, even if it means gnawing and clawing their way through your roof shingles to get into your home.

Therefore, if you’re interested in both protecting your solar panels and the wildlife of your area, then it is important to take measures to keep wild animals out and away from your solar panels.

Install Solar Panel Guards to Avoid Solar Panel Repair

One of the best ways to both keep animals out and protect your solar panels is to install solar panel guards. A solar panel guard is netting made of galvanized metal that covers the gap in between your solar panels and your roof. Solar panel guards are an inexpensive and effective way to prevent animal-related damage that results in costly solar panel repair.

If you believe there are critters nesting between your solar panels, contact Critter Control® of Boston for a swift and thorough wildlife removal service.

Wildlife Removal Services in the Greater Boston Area

At Critter Control® of Boston, our wildlife removal specialists are licensed and trained in both wildlife removals and prevention. We use non-toxic and eco-friendly methods to remove wildlife safely, humanely, and permanently from your Boston area property.

For more information on our wildlife removal and solar panel guard installation services or to schedule an inspection, call Critter Control® of Boston today at 617-975-0440.

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