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Woodpeckers have adapted well to living in suburban or even urban areas. They are quickly identified by their loud pecking noise. They prefer trees however they can also live on man-made structures like homes and barns as long as it makes a good nesting area. Trees with insects or sweet-tasting sap are the most likely target but they will also feed on acorns, nuts, fruit, berries and pine seeds. Look for closely spaced holes on trunks, branches, or siding as an indicator that a woodpecker might have invaded the space. Affected trees may also have leaking sap, dead limbs, wood decay, fungi, and other plant diseases. Some specific woodpecker species can even kill trees. Woodpeckers choose materials with strong, resonant sounds that carry long distances, because by pecking they also establish their territory.
HOW TO GET RID OF WOODPECKERS:
Woodpeckers will live in the same area year-round, as they don’t migrate. There are a wide variety of techniques that can be used, some with more success than others. In most cases, they are most effective when used in combination. Understanding why woodpeckers cause damage (drumming, feeding, or nesting), the more effective steps can be taken to discourage the unwanted behavior. Woodpeckers are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty and require special permits for the removal. The safest method of removal is to contact a qualified professional to take care of the nuisance birds. Our wildlife control specialists are trained to humanely eradicate troublesome woodpeckers from homes.
MOST COMMON DISEASES SPREAD BY WOODPECKERS:
The most common disease woodpeckers carry is histoplasmosis, a respiratory disease. Other diseases they can transmit to humans include West Nile Virus, E coli, and Salmonella. Woodpeckers are also a host for parasites which can transmit numerous diseases as well.
WOODPECKER PREVENTATIVE MEASURES:
- Get your property inspected by a licensed wildlife control specialist
- Install deterrents
- Get professional grade repairs done
- Exclusion methods
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WHY TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM:
The most common problems associated with woodpeckers are property and structural damage. Bird feces can become a potential health hazards very quickly and create nuisance conditions as well as. It is important to handle the problem immediately, as it will only get worse.
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