Woodpecker Removal in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA
Woodpeckers have adapted well to living in suburban and urban areas. They are easily identified by their loud, pecking noise. Although they prefer to nest in trees, they can also live on man-made structures like homes or barns as long as there is a good nesting area.
Trees with insects or sweet-tasting sap are the ideal targets, but woodpeckers will also feed on acorns, nuts, fruit, berries and pine seeds. Signs that they live in the vicinity include closely spaced holes on trunks, branches, or siding. Affected trees may also have leaking sap, dead limbs, wood decay, fungi, and other plant diseases.
Woodpeckers choose materials with strong, resonant sounds that carry long distances because by pecking they also establish their territory. If a woodpecker has chosen to live in the siding or attic of your home, you need to have the proven pros from Summit Environmental Solutions handle the removal process.
Ways that SES Removes Woodpeckers
Woodpeckers live in the same area year-round. They do not migrate.
Several techniques can be used to remove them and this is a task best left to the certified crews from SES. Woodpeckers are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty and special permits are required for their removal. Our wildlife control specialists are trained to humanely eradicate troublesome woodpeckers from homes.
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The services we offer to remove woodpeckers include:
- Woodpecker Abatement
- Flex Tracking
- Woodpecker Clean-Up
- Spike Strips
- Woodpecker Deterrents
- Pressure Washing
- Disinfecting & Deodorizing
Common Problems Created by Woodpeckers
The most common problems associated with woodpeckers are property and structural damage. Bird feces can become a potential health hazard and create nuisance conditions as well.
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 that can transmit numerous diseases.
When you spot woodpeckers on your property, you need to address the issue ASAP or the problems will only mount. Costs for removable are variable. Call us for a free, no-obligation quote.
What Preventive Measures Will Discourage Woodpeckers?
- Get your property inspected by a licensed wildlife control specialist
- Install deterrents
- Perform professional-grade repairs
- Exclusion methods
Contact Summit Wildlife Removal for animal removal, in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA.
Win Your Battle with Nuisance Woodpeckers by Calling SES
Having a woodpecker living in your home or nesting in your siding is not a situation a homeowner can tolerate. When that happens, your best option is to contact Summit Environmental Solutions online or give us a call at 703-884-2124 to remove the birds. Our certified representatives will safely and humanely relocate the nuisance birds under existing laws and regulations. Our crews can also handle all types of wild animal and pest control issues, including the removal of multiple types of wild birds other than woodpeckers