Birds can be beautiful in nature. The variety of species and colors make for a lovely display as they fly through the skies. When birds begin to nest in and on your house, however, that’s when birds become a nuisance and you may need bird removal assistance. Woodpeckers are some of the most interesting types of birds but they can also cause a lot of damage to your house. Animal Remover offers some helpful woodpecker bird removal tips.
What is a Woodpecker?
Woodpecker is an umbrella term for over 180 species of small birds. These birds use their beaks to carve (or peck) into trees to find insects in the bark. Woodpeckers also burrow into trees to create nests. These birds can be found all over the world, except Australia and Antarctica.
Since woodpeckers depend on trees for food and shelter, they typically live in very wooded areas like forests. If you have a house near a wooded area, your house may become the new nesting ground for one of these birds. You have a higher risk of getting a new feathered tenant if your house has a natural or dark wood stain, clapboard siding, and even board and batten siding. A woodpecker nesting in the outside of your house can result in damaged siding and other issues, especially if they make it to the insulation. Luckily, there are a few ways to handle your bird removal needs.
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Bird Removal Tips
Woodpeckers are a federally protected bird, so you cannot use lethal bird removal methods without permission from a Federal Wildlife officer. There are a few methods that you can use to deter the woodpecker from your home and prevent it from causing more damage to your siding.
Unlike animals like raccoons, woodpeckers do not like shiny objects. If you have noticed holes in your siding or heard the woodpecker, you can use shiny materials to reduce the likelihood of the bird continuing to peck. If you’ve found a hole, you can cover it with a piece of aluminum siding. Not only is it shiny, but it also makes a different sound than wood when the woodpecker tries to make a hole, which could deter it. You can also hang aluminum foil strips or reflective tape around the area. The motion caused by the strips moving in the breeze could deter the birds as well.
There are a number of audio tools to use for woodpecker bird removal. These speakers broadcast woodpecker distress calls, followed by the cries of a predator. These sounds can make the woodpecker feel unsafe and seek other places to live.
Bird Removal at Animal Remover
If you have issues with bird removal or need help with other types of wildlife control, contact Animal Remover. We have years of experience handling everything from squirrel removal to goose management. Contact Animal Remover today to see how we can help!