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How to Get Rid of Woodpeckers

Allstate Animal Control, woodpecker drilling on a tree
Woodpeckers are beautiful in the forest, but if they come to your home
you will soon be asking how to get rid of woodpeckers.


There are several approaches to getting rid of woodpeckers.  Sometimes our technicians can use scare tactics to frighten them away, if the birds have not been at a location for a very long time.  Taste deterrents and sight deterrents can also be quite helpful in encouraging them to leave.  We also use blocking materials, such as bird netting, to prevent them from accessing specific parts of a structure.

No method of getting rid of woodpeckers works every time, but we use a systematic approach to solving woodpecker problems that includes using the least invasive methods possible first.  In some extreme cases we have to resort to killing them, which requires a permit because they are legally protected. Allstate Bird Control technicians know how to get rid of woodpeckers because we have been doing this type of work for many years. 

If you are asking “how do I get rid of woodpeckers?” it is time to give Allstate a call.  Getting rid of woodpeckers is not an easy task; when amateurs attempt to do it themselves they usually end up hiring a professional in the end anyway.  The job is much easier if we can get started immediately, before the bird develops a habit of enjoying your property.   

 

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