Need Woodpecker Control? We have been ridding homes of unwanted bird problems for over 20 years.
Woodpeckers attack homes for three reasons: to make homes, attract mates, and to look for food. Of those three reasons, the least common is looking for food.
If they are pounding on metal flashing, vents or chimney caps - they are looking for mates. Female woodpeckers are impressed by a guy who can make some noise.
Woodpecker control for these types of areas often involves putting up something that keeps the woodpeckers from being able to land on the metal surface or at the very least peck on it. See the picture Wood Pecker Control #1 - to the upper right. From ground level the spikes are barely noticeable.
Woodpeckers are a protected species. So it is important that woodpecker control measures do not actually harm the birds.
Woodpeckers will drill through eaves and siding making nests. Woodpecker control in these areas typically involves installing deterrents. The best deterrents combine movement, reflection, and at least some noise. See the image: Wood Pecker Control #2 to the left. Hung out away from the the home to catch the wind, the deterrent set moves, the streamers reflect light and make a low level noise.
Owls, even floating head owls do not work. Not enough movement, no noise, no reflection.
Woodpeckers fly back to the same areas every year. It is important to install something that can be taken down for maintenance or when the birds leave, but can be re-installed later.
Some woodpeckers can be really persistent, we can work with you to install woodpecker control options like netting, screening and others. See Wood Pecker Control #3 and 4.