Woodpecker Removal and Control in Desert Hills, Cave Creek, Anthem, Glendale, Phoenix, Sun City and Scottsdale AZ
Woodpeckers, kingfishers, and sapsuckers are quite common in Arizona as there are about a dozen native species. If you have ever seen the old television cartoon Woody Woodpecker you might have a bit of a romantic remembrance of them. However, these birds as cute as they might be, can cause serious damage to the trees in your yard, and even worse, to your home.
Woodpecker Issues in Arizona
Woodpeckers peck into wood and other structures for different reasons. The first reason is to find food – some of their natural food lives in wood, which can consist of wood boring beetles and other insects. See this page for more specific information on the types, habits, and habitats of woodpeckers in Arizona.
Woodpeckers can be a nuisance because of the noise, especially when there are groups of them as some species will hang around in. One or more these birds banging their beaks on trees and other wood or metal structures (also known as drumming) can be rather noisy and annoying. But that is not the only issue with these birds.
Like nearly all birds, they also build nests. However, unlike most other birds, woodpeckers build nests in trunks and other human-built structures. They especially like the thicker Styrofoam used as insulation behind stucco walls. They will peck through the stucco to reach the Styrofoam, and build themselves a homey and comfortable nest for themselves in the foam.
Effects of Woodpecker Destruction
Unfortunately, the nests that these birds make for themselves also leave your home exposed to weather, insect, and other potential issues including other birds, bats, and other rodents invading the area. This is definitely not something that you will want to entertain. If you see woodpeckers around or at your home or business, there is a good chance that they could be causing damage or destruction of your property. You will want to consider calling a professional to determine if there actually is a problem. The professionals can set up deterrents if there are signs of destruction which will cause the birds to move somewhere else.
Woodpeckers and the Law
Woodpeckers are protected by law and depending on which species, it is either illegal to harm or kill them, or you may not do so without a very difficult to get permit – see details on here. Therefore these birds either need to be deterred or moved to a different area where they will not harm human-built structures.
If you suspect that you may have a woodpecker problem, give us a call. We specialize in woodpecker issues. We can come out, inspect your property, and make recommendations how can provide the woodpecker control in Desert Hills, Cave Creek, Anthem, Glendale, Phoenix, Sun City and Scottsdale AZ. Call us at 623-587-0125 today to get rid of your woodpeckers.