Are wood peckers causing damage to your home? This is quite common and can be pretty frustrating. Adding a woodpecker box to your home is one of the most simple, cost effective and environmentally conscious options!
Wood peckers hammer or peck on wood or even metal objects for a few distinctive reasons.
Reasons for Woodpecker damage
Making a nesting home
One of the most common reasons is a woodpecker making a nesting hole.
A nesting hole from a woodpecker will be round and large. Nesting holes are usually built in the beginning of the breeding season between late April and May.
Breeding / Mating
Another reason for woodpeckers making loud hammering noises (drumming) is for proclaiming the birds territory and attracting a mate. If this is the case, they will most likely stop once breeding has begun in spring and they don’t drum when looking for food.
Feeding on insects and worms
Woodpeckers often make small irregular shaped holes when forging for food such as insects.
Woodpeckers are particularly fond of the larvae of carpenter bees, leafcutter bees, and grass bagworms.
Providing Woodpeckers with their own place to call home is a simple cost effective, environmentally friendly solution that allows us and nature to dwell together in harmony. It may also become a good conversational piece for your next gathering!
Joyner’s Painting can build and install a box for your home! Call Us Today (269) 501-6269 to have us install one for your home or more information about this service.
For further information on how to solve this problem Visit our Woodpecker section in common painting problems.
Do not damage or remove eggs from an established woodpecker nest. Woodpeckers are protected under the Migratory Bird Act and such actions are illegal without the proper authorization.
Do not injure or attempt to capture the birds. This is also illegal under the Migratory Bird Act and can result in fines or jail time for any violations.
Please contact a humane wildlife removal and control service expert for more information.