Drumming noises? Holes in your wood siding? Woodpeckers pecking and damaging your house? These sounds and damage may well be due to woodpeckers. Call Critter Control today for effective prevention of woodpecker damage.


Found all over the world, woodpeckers are best known for their noisy food-seeking behaviors! Using their long pointy beaks, woodpeckers drill holes into trees to gain access to a variety of insects. These birds have small brains; however, they accomplish astounding feats! They nonetheless persistently annoy building residents and owners.


  • Typically have red markings on their heads
  • Long, sharply pointed beaks
  • Most woodpeckers also have black and white plumage


Woodpeckers are found all across North America. Their favored environments have an abundance of trees, as trees host their food source and a wonderful area to build nests. Woodpecker nest holes are generally just large enough for an adult to fit through.



Will woodpeckers enter my home or yard?
Suburban areas and farmlands usually have an optimal number of trees and forested land to accommodate woodpeckers. Residents of wooden buildings are in particular danger of woodpecker attacks, however! These annoying birds are known to drill into structural wood - for food as well as to build nests. Wood-pecking is a social activity as well for these birds.


Do woodpeckers harm people or property?
Woodpeckers pose no physical threat to humans. Property, though, is at a great risk! In addition to creating frequent loud, obnoxious noises, woodpeckers inflict structural damage to buildings! Their hole sizes will vary, depending on whether the birds are looking for food or constructing nests. Additionally, woodpecker activity leaves trees susceptible to pest insects, infection and disease, and even death.


Control and Safety

Bird netting is a popular method used to prevent woodpecker populations from damaging trees and buildings. Some people may even install frightening devices to provide some protection. Such methods involve the use of shiny, bright, and mobile objects near potential drilling sites. Exclusion can be difficult if the birds are well established in the area, at which point pest control professionals may be your only solution.

Trapping and Removal

When woodpecker populations get out of hand, contact Critter Control. Our technicians are trained in humane and thorough pest removal and are familiar with woodpecker behavior. Turning to our team of wildlife removal specialists ensures all the people and birds involved remain free of injury and disease.

We can help you get rid of woodpecker problems! Call our Salt Lake City office today! 801.997.9965.

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