Woodpecker Control in Rochester, NY
Not in the Rochester area? See below for a list of counties we service.
Woodpeckers (Family Picidae)
All woodpeckers in NY are Federally Protected. There is to be no trapping or anything that would cause the animals any harm done. Woodpecker control is done using tactics that would scare the birds off. Some tactics would be streamers, fake predatory birds, and playing distress calls.
Whats going on? Why did they pick my house? These are common questions. The woodpecker may be just trying to attract a mate or is staking out its territory. If the sound the woodpecker is making is fast, continuous, loud, or on metal it may be drumming. Drumming is how the attract a mate or establish territory. This usually does not damage but will dent the wood on your home. This only happens during the spring. When the woodpecker is foraging the the noise is not as loud, its sporadic, and the wood is damaged.
There may be an insect problem with your home, such as carpenter bees. The woodpecker is after the larva and other insects. Homes that are more earth toned in color are more likely to be ravaged by the woodpecker than homes that are brighter in color. Also home that have unpainted wood, cedar, or red wood, are more likely target than others.