Pest Bird Species
Woodpecker - Problems & Control Products

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Woodpecker Identification
There are over 2000 species of woodpeckers, ranging from 7 to 15 inches in length, and usually with brightly contrasting coloration. Most males have some red on the head and many species have black and white marks. Woodpeckers have short legs with two sharp-clawed, backward-pointed toes and stiff tail feathers, which serve as a supportive prop. They primarily feed on tree-living or wood-boring insects using their strong beak and long tongue to dislodge food. Some members of the Woodpecker family (Flickers) feed on insects off the ground, while others prefer native berries, fruit and nuts.

Damage Caused by Woodpecker Problems
Pecking or “drumming” against trees or buildings is the characteristic most associated with Woodpeckers. They do this to establish territories and to attract or signal mates. This can be quite annoying for humans, especially in the early morning when trying to sleep. Woodpeckers can also cause significant damage to the sides of buildings, telephone poles, eaves, fences, etc., by pecking holes into the surface. The holes are usually caused by 1 or 2 birds during the spring time mating season.
Woodpecker Control
All Woodpeckers are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and control methods must not harm the birds.

The most effective control method is 3/4” StealthNet bird netting. Bird net is extremely durable and can be installed in a semi-permanent configuration until woodpecker nesting behavior has been permanently modified.


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Click here for a detailed product information sheet on how to best control woodpecker problems.

Below are a few woodpecker control products that if used when the woodpecker problem first arises, can be effective forms of woodpecker control to get rid of woodpeckers. Taste deterrents like Woodpecker Protective Coating Spray or Woodpecker Repellent Paint Additive combined with audio/visual scare woodpecker deterrents such as Firefly Bird Diverters, Bird-Gard distress call units, Scare Eye Balloons, Scare Octopus, and Bird Repellent Flash Tape have been effective at getting rid of woodpeckers, especially if used when the woodpecker problem first arises. Click the photo below for more information on each of these woodpecker control product or click here for detailed instructions on the best and most effective use for all of our woodpecker control products.
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Woodpecker Repellent Paint Additive
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Scare Eye Balloon
Octopus
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