The Woodpecker Deterrent & Control Experts
Unlike most species we deal with, woodpeckers are federally protected and cannot be trapped, harmed, or killed without a permit. Pest-End’s Wildlife Specialists use high quality deterrent products to keep woodpeckers away from your home. We will also repair areas damaged by woodpeckers. If you’re experiencing woodpecker damage at your home, give Pest-End’s wildlife division a call to schedule a free inspection.
Known Facts About Woodpeckers
Woodpeckers inhabit wooded areas in both urban and suburban areas. A woodpecker’s diet consists of insects, berries, seeds, and other plant material. There are seven species of woodpeckers that are common throughout New England, with the largest being the pileated woodpecker.
Woodpeckers typically damage buildings by repeatedly pecking large holes in wood siding, facia boards, and wood trim. Woodpeckers typically create these holes for two different reasons. In the spring and fall, male woodpeckers will peck and knock on siding as a way to mark their territory, letting other male woodpeckers know to stay away. Woodpeckers will also damage siding in search of insects and larvae that may be living in the areas they’re targeting. Damage to buildings is a relatively frequent problem anywhere that woodpeckers are found. Homes or buildings with wood exteriors near forested areas will more commonly suffer damage. Most damage occurs from February through June, which corresponds with breeding season, and then again in the fall when the changing seasons trigger the same territorial response.