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How To Get Rid of Woodpeckers

There is nothing worse than walking out into your garden to see a wood pecker going nuts pecking at your trees, or the side of your garage, creating those ghastly holes. Although there is no doubt that wood peckers are simply magnificent, they have a tendency of getting on everyone’s nerves with their constant pecking. Most woodpeckers even start pecking the attic or the roof, which will not only deplete the aesthetic facet of your home but will also lead to other infestations. 

These woodpeckers have really sharp beaks that can peck holes in almost any surface and these holes provide other insects and animals easy entry into your home! Getting rid of wood peckers can be very challenging, but anything is possible with the right attitude. To help get rid of woodpeckers once and for all, we have articulated a list of traps designed to rid your homes from wood peckers.

But in order to win this war, you will first have to study your enemy. Here’s a little information about the notorious wood peckers!

About Wood Peckers

Wood peckers are categorized in the picidae family and most of their species thrive in woodland habitats, but now wood peckers are found in almost any other environment. These wood peckers are renowned for their characteristic behavior of communicating with each other by producing a reverberatory sound and prey on insects found inside wood.

Wood peckers normally nest in the holes that they dig and their abandoned holes help other cavity nesting birds! These wood peckers only start stirring trouble when they start pecking away different wooden components present in the home and when they eat away food crops. These woodpeckers are not as people believe them to be as they remove insects and pests on trees, which helps improve the trees health and lifespan!

Different methods to help you get rid of Wood peckers -For good!

Given below are different methods that are designed to help every homeowner get rid of woodpeckers once and for all!  

  • Kill the food source

If woodpeckers are constantly drumming on your homes wall, then they have found something that attracts them. You might even know that your house is providing accommodation to ants, bees and termites, which is exactly why those woodpeckers are constantly pecking on your walls.  

The very first step you can take in order to discourage these woodpeckers is eliminating the food source, this can only done by scrutinizing your home for every angle. Go to the basement or attic and look for any source of infestation or inspect the area of your home that the wood pecker is targeting. If you find any infestation, then please consider calling an exterminator in order to kill the food source!

  • Make use of a suet woodpecker feeder

Woodpeckers only start causing trouble if they start drumming on your walls, but you can effectively distract them by using a suet woodpecker feeder. Suet is made from cow fat and is readily available in the market in a variety of different designs, this means you can easily find one that helps accentuate the beauty of your landscape.

Once you have gotten hold of a suet wood pecker feeder, simply place it close to your home. We would recommend attaching the feeder to a nearby tree as the woodpeckers will immediately notice the suet and will prefer pecking away on it. With time slowly keep moving your woodpecker feeder away from your home, with time you will end up training the woodpeckers to prefer instead of your walls.  Please do not use the suet feeder on extremely hot days as it can damage the woodpecker’s plumage! We are trying to get rid of these little birds not kill them!

  • Strategically plant trees and berry bushes

The key in getting rid of woodpeckers is distracting them, which can be done using feeders and planting trees and bushes far away from your home. We would recommend planting berry bushes around the perimeter of your home, keeping ample distant between your home and the bushes.

You can also plant trees to further distract the woodpeckers and attract them away from your home. This method will not only help make your landscape look more beautiful but it will also help keeping those wood peckers busy and far away from your home.

  • Distract them using woodpecker deterrents

Finally the last method you can use to get rid of wood peckers is investing in woodpecker deterrents, as woodpeckers are easily scared. These deterrents are designed to scare off wood peckers, who are petrified of shiny and moving materials. There are deterrents out there which resemble woodpecker predators, these products are the perfect in scaring woodpecker away for good.

We would recommend hanging aluminum pie plates or reflective tape around your home, you can also hand colorful rope around your home to further discourage woodpeckers from drumming against your walls. But if you really want to get rid of these wood peckers once and for all then place a hawk right next to your home!  

Preventing wood peckers

Prevention is the best cure and this applies to getting rid of wood peckers as well. The first step you can take is to cut their food source by investing in an exterminator, also consider covering the damaged areas using a secure hardware cloth. Another step you can take in order to prevent wood peckers from drumming against your walls, is filling each hole with putty.  

Solutions Pest & Lawn is Your Home for Woodpecker Control

Aside from home remedies, you can always turn to what the pros use to get rid of problematic woodpeckers. Solutions Pest & Lawn has a variety of helpful products in our inventory which can effectively get rid of woodpeckers and put a stop to their damage.

Repellants are likely the best method to keep sparrows away from your property. We have multiple repellent products like 4 The Birds Liquid Repellent which can be placed in areas where woodpeckers have been the most active. These products will make residing in the area uncomfortable and unsavory to woodpeckers or any other bird. Typical places to apply these products include window sills, roof ridges, gutters, ledges and on any tree you want to protect from their pecks.

A few other repellent options which are effective include sound devices like BirdXPeller PRO Audio Bird Deterrent which contains recorded bird distress calls which will scare woodpeckers away from the area. You can also use a visual deterrent like Terror Eyes Bird Repellent. Just hang this bad boy up and woodpeckers will not want to come anywhere near your property.


By following these simple steps, your home or place of business will become free of those noisy and destructive woodpeckers. If you have any questions or concerns about your order or you need advice on control from a live expert, feel free to reach out to us via email at askapro@solutionsstores.com or phone (800-479-6583).

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