Woodpecker Control, Trapping & Removal Services
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No one can mistake the loud, rhythmic drumming of the woodpecker. These small birds use their bills to strike away at wood to find food. Generally, woodpeckers will look for insects in dying tree trunks, but they won’t hesitate to drill holes in man-made structures made of cedar, pine, and even synthetic stucco. These materials are softer than hardwoods like oak, making it easy for these birds to batter out nesting holes or hunt for their prey.
Woodpeckers can quickly do a lot of damage to a home. It isn’t uncommon to find clusters of holes in wood siding or fences where the bird has been searching for insect larvae or other food. During courtship, homes are even more vulnerable because all the bird needs is a structure for “drumming” to declare territory and find a mate. Woodpeckers will frantically peck anything from gutters to vents to chimney caps; the resulting noise can be a huge nuisance for homeowners, and there’s always the possibility that property will be damaged as well.
If woodpeckers get comfortable on your property, it can be tough to get rid of them. These birds are federally protected, and methods to deter them often involve using loud noises and unsightly visual repellants, which can be just as annoying as the woodpeckers themselves. That’s why your best option is to call Trutech. We’ve spent years developing ethical and environmentally-friendly woodpecker capture and woodpecker removal techniques that work. Our licensed specialists provide Trutech customers with long-lasting solutions that fix the problem and preventative measures that prevent future issues. Need to deal with a pesky woodpecker? Reach out to Trutech today.
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Woodpeckers typically have straight, chisel-like bills for making holes, reinforced skulls to sustain the force of repeated pecking, short legs and strong feet for climbing, and stiff tail feathers for extra leverage. The birds’ nostrils are covered with stiff feathers, as well, to prevent inhalation of wood dust. Finally, woodpeckers have two clawed toes pointing in each direction to help them grasp the sides of trees and balance while they hammer.
These pests’ primary food source is insects, especially larvae. Woodpeckers peck at tree trunks to explore the wood in search of insects to eat. The birds also consume nuts, fruit, and tree sap.
Due to their propensity for pecking at trees, it’s not surprising that woodpeckers prefer to live in heavily wooded areas. Being cavity nesters makes a forested environment all the more attractive. Males and females work together to excavate tree holes for nesting, opening up pear-shaped chambers and lining them with wood chips.