Are you bombarded by a constant tat-tat-tat outside your home or property? The noise may be your friendly neighborhood woodpecker.

When spring birds return, the sound of a woodpecker is a noise that is often welcome but feared by some. If you’re your home is older and made of stucco, cedar shake, or wood siding, then you most likely are familiar with the problem. The problem boils down to woodpeckers are pecking on and damaging your home. Actually, woodpeckers are a symptom of a bigger problem and one that can and should be addressed.

Why Woodpeckers Peck?

It all starts with the simple fact woodpeckers are insectivores. When they are pecking, woodpeckers are looking for food. Woodpeckers have especially acute hearing, which is used in the detection of wood-boring insects deep inside wood and stucco. They use their strong bills to drill into areas where these insects and their larva burrow.

How Can The Pecking Be Addressed?

Simply scaring the woodpecker away is not enough but is a good place to begin. Woodpeckers are protected by the Migratory Bird Act, thus they cannot be shot at or trapped. So, what do you do?

To keep woodpeckers from returning, you need to address the wood boring insects that are in your home and the damage that they have caused.

What Southwest Avian Solutions Help?

Working with Southwest Avian Solutions will help you address all the reasons for woodpecker invasion. Besides woodpecker removal, we will assess your home and the damage caused. Our team will look for the insect type that is causing the problem.

Once insects are located, they will be removed, and overall damage assessed. Our next step will be to assist in repairing the damage to your home to prevent structural issues. Finally, they will give you recommendations on conditions that could cause new wood rot or other creature-friendly conditions.

Don’t Wait, Take Action!

Get the help you need to evaluate your risks and create a plan. Don’t wait; start today! Southwest Avian Solutions offer free bird control consultations. If you’re interested in setting up a free consultation, complete our online form or call (602)942-6550 to set up an appointment.

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