Woodpecker Pecking a Tree - Woodpecker Removal


Woodpeckers, while fascinating to observe, can pose significant challenges when they decide to make your home their pecking ground, leading to potential health risks and property damage. Prompt action through professional woodpecker removal is essential to maintain a healthy, safe living environment that’s in harmony with nature.

1. Health Risks

Safeguard your home’s health with skilled woodpecker removal, lessening disease and parasite threats linked to them.

2. Home Safety

Shield your residence from woodpecker harm to sidings, eaves, and roofs, averting drilling-induced damage.

3. Cleanliness and Aesthetics

Enhance your home’s cleanliness and aesthetic by mitigating woodpecker marks and disturbances, promoting a peaceful, tidy setting.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we specialize in removing woodpeckers safely and effectively, ensuring your space remains peaceful and undisturbed. Here’s how we can help:

  • Humane Woodpecker Solutions: We use the latest, kindest methods to manage woodpeckers, always keeping the well-being of both people and birds in mind.

  • Thorough Inspections: Our team carefully checks your property to spot any signs of woodpecker presence, from nests to pecking damage, fully assessing the situation.

  • Long-Term Deterrence: Beyond just removal, we focus on prevention, setting up strategies to keep woodpeckers away from your property in the future.

  • Safe for Everyone: All our practices are eco-friendly and designed to be safe for your family and the environment, ensuring no harm comes from our methods.

  • Tailored to You: We understand each woodpecker problem is unique. That’s why we create a removal plan that’s specifically designed for your situation, guaranteeing effective results.


At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, our mission goes beyond simple pest control; we aim to provide comprehensive solutions that tackle the unique behaviors of woodpeckers.

By combining detailed evaluations, humane intervention methods, and proactive deterrent strategies, we ensure your space remains both welcoming and woodpecker-free. Our dedication to precision and care in every step promises lasting peace and protection for your property.


Got other unwelcome guests that aren’t woodpeckers? At Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management, we’re ready to help with any wildlife or pest issue you might face:

  • All-Around Wildlife Solutions: Raccoons in the attic? Squirrels in the garden? We handle them all with care and compassion, ensuring they’re safely relocated away from your property.
  • Insect Infestations Handled: Whether it’s an ant parade in your kitchen or wasps gatecrashing your BBQ, our targeted strategies keep them out, ensuring your home stays bug-free.
  • Rodent Troubles Taken Care Of: Mice or rats making themselves at home? We’re on it. Our rodent control tactics are quick, effective, and designed to keep your area rodent-free for good.


Bats nesting in attic space

Woodpeckers can be found in a variety of settings, and identifying signs of their activity is crucial for timely intervention. Keep an eye out for these indicators:

1. Distinctive Sounds

Listen for the unmistakable tapping or drumming of woodpeckers as they peck at wood surfaces, often a sign they’re nearby or have established a nesting area.

2. Visible Damage

Look for holes or damage on wooden structures, siding, or trees around your property, which can indicate woodpecker nesting or feeding sites.

3. Droppings and Debris

Notice droppings or wood shavings beneath areas of frequent woodpecker activity, signaling their presence and potential nesting spots.


  • Holes in Wood

  • Damage of Property

  • Contamination of Property

Frequently Asked Questions

Our approach to woodpecker removal is defined by humane, cutting-edge methods tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.

We’re committed to fast service, typically conducting initial evaluations within 1-2 business days, though this can vary with seasonal demand and our current workload.

Our team employs non-invasive exclusion techniques and habitat adjustments to manage woodpecker presence effectively, always prioritizing eco-friendly practices.

Yes, family and pet safety is a top priority. Our woodpecker control methods are environmentally safe and will be fully explained to ensure your comfort and understanding.

We offer professional guidance on property care and modifications, such as sealing potential pecking sites, to help keep woodpeckers at bay.

Why Choose Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Control

Take Care Of Your Pest Problem Today

We service the entire Des Moines, IA metro area. Contact us today for the safe and efficient removal of your pest problem.

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We had a pest problem and the entire team was very responsive! From the phone staff to Ronnie coming out to the property. He was very helpful in explaining our issue and how we were going to treat it. Thank you!

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Our office is next to a restaurant so pest control is a constant battle. Bobcat Wildlife & Pest Management were discreet and efficient. We have not seen any pests since working with them.

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Highly recommend this group!!! Within 24 hours of my “something stinks” panic call, one of the techs, Ronnie, was at our place taking care of the animals that found their final resting place in our vents… and patched it up so we wouldn’t have this happen again. On-time, efficient, and very knowledgeable!!

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Bobcat Wildlife & Pest were very helpful. They were prompt and went over and above in their service to us. We will definitely recommend them to our family and friends.
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I just wanted to email and let someone know how nice of a job Jared does when he comes out to treat the house. He always asks how things are and if I have any concerns. He checks things thoroughly each visit and addresses issues that need taken care of. He is very pleasant and professional.

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