Scare Woodpeckers Away from a House

Scare Woodpeckers Away from a House when choosing from the humane and effective nuisance bird control services that Barnes Wildlife Control offers.  The animal control industry is always looking for new and improved methods to combat nuisance birds such as woodpeckers.  Throughout the Miami Valley, Barnes Wildlife Control uses the best technology and equipment to assess the problem, repair the damage and put the latest and most efficient methods into place that will Scare Woodpeckers Away from a House.

Scare Woodpecker Away using Bird Banisher

Scare Woodpecker Away using Bird Banisher

The US Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 protects all woodpeckers.  The proper handling and methods of control concerning any woodpecker problem are enforced by law.  Barnes Wildlife Control will always use ethical and humane methods such as visual deterrents to Scare Woodpeckers Away from a House. The best woodpecker deterrent product is Bird Banisher. This deterrent is affordable, works great, and is professional quality.

What does woodpecker damage look like?

Woodpeckers can cause considerable damage to a house in a very short time.  Any homeowner indoors who hears that loud drumming sound will soon know how annoying and worrying it becomes.  The tiny, common Downy woodpecker is usually the culprit but the noise it makes belies its small physical size.  Woodpeckers will drum not just on wood such as cedar siding, fascia, trim or porch columns but also on aluminum siding, stucco, downspouts and gutters or chimneys, even roof vents.   

What Woodpecker Damage Looks Like

What Woodpecker Damage Looks Like

Woodpeckers will:

  • drum to establish territory or to attract a mate. These holes or dents are small, shallow and cone-shaped in random clusters. Woodpeckers will continue to use the same area, unless deterred, and cause yet more damage. Woodpeckers like to drum!
  • excavate larger, deeper holes for nesting (April/May) or roosting (late summer or Fall). Homes of cedar or redwood construction are most at risk. Woodpeckers will often drill several holes in their search for the perfect spot.  Any or all these holes may expose the home’s insulation and give other nuisance birds or insects an easy way into the structure.  This damage will need immediate repair. 
  • forage for food such as bee larvae and grubs in wooden shakes, shingles or siding. Woodpeckers drill these holes in straight lines.  If insects in a structure are attracting a woodpecker looking for insects, any possible infestation requires pest control, or the woodpecker will continue to return. 

Barnes Wildlife Control advises any homeowner who hears a woodpecker drumming on the house, or who notices any damage not to ignore the problem.  Once a woodpecker starts, the problem will only get worse.  Call us on 937-340-1867 and allow us to Scare Woodpeckers Away from a House.

Technicians at Barnes Wildlife Control are trained to assess, inspect and repair all woodpecker damage.  They have the knowledge and experience to advise and reassure homeowners, using the best technology and humane methods to Scare Woodpeckers Away from a House.