“Woodpecker Damage – Woodpecker Deterrent”

The Bird Man solves woodpecker problems without killing birds!  Every year homeowners and businesses call us about our No-Kill woodpecker deterrent solutions. There are many products and promises from companies that say they can fix the problems of woodpecker damage, but few of these solutions actually work.

Woodpecker Damage

Northern Flicker

The Bird Man has been dealing with everything around wild birds and bats for many years and when it comes to problematic birds such as woodpeckers we may be the only company that deals with their behaviors. There are four basic behaviors with woodpeckers – they are looking for a home, they are looking for food, mating call, and they are being territorial.

Most of the woodpecker deterrents out there such as streamers, fake owls, paints, shinny things, and many others are ineffective in preventing woodpecker damage.  The Bird Man has an interesting approach to dealing with these pesky woodpeckers. By looking at the problem we can usually tell which behaviors are being exhibited and address those specific behaviors to create change.

“Preventing woodpecker damage is a process and seldom is there any quick fix!”

Woodpecker Deterrent

White-breasted Nuthatch

We first need to see the property to determine which woodpecker behaviors are being exuded. Just a few of the products we may use which are specially designed and built are woodpecker birdhouses, birdfeeders, birdbaths, bird spikes, and many other products.

There are hundreds of things that can effect any bird behavior from the health of your trees, what is going on in your neighborhood, other birds in your area, reduction or lack of quality bird habitat, use of pesticides, and much more.

Woodpecker Damage

Pygmy Nuthatch

One behavior that relates to food is when think spraying their trees for insects is a good idea. Doing so will eliminate a food source for woodpeckers which is insects.  If there are no insects in your trees the woodpeckers will find other sources which may be your house.  If woodpeckers pound on anything and it sounds hollow they immediately think a cavity for insects or food.

We incorporate many products in our solutions, but success is in the implementation of those products.  Location of any product in the hopes preventing woodpecker damage is paramount!

“We only use non-kill methods when dealing with any woodpecker deterrent!”

Most birds are federally protected including all woodpeckers!  It is a federal offense to kill almost every wild bird in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Russia.  The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, MBTA, makes it illegal to kill or eliminate eggs from a nest without a valid permit pursuant to Federal regulations.  It is a misdemeanor to violate any provision of the Act with punishment of a maximum fine of $15,000 or imprisonment up to six months or both, see § 707(a) for more details.

There could be other factors in solving woodpecker damage from happening. Existing trees in the area of your building have an impact on woodpeckers. Spraying trees is never a good for the birds!  Spraying trees with pesticides poisons insects, birds eat the poison, and feed it to their babies. If there are no insects in your trees the woodpeckers will find other sources which may be your house.  If woodpeckers pound on anything and it sounds hollow they immediately think a cavity for insects or food.

Contact The Bird Man today! We will call you to talk more about your specific woodpecker challenge.