Woodpeckers Damaging House

How much wood could a woodpecker peck if a woodpecker could peck wood? The honest answer for a woodpecker in Northern Virginia is a lot of wood siding. Do you have a wood home? Do you need a woodpecker removal expert? Is the sound of woodpeckers pecking your house too much to handle. Give us a call. We are highly skilled at woodpecker control and we know how to get rid of woodpeckers.

Woodpeckers can be very damaging to homes, especially wood sided homes especially in older neighborhoods such as Vienna and Reston. There are three main reasons a woodpecker knocks on wood.

First they could simply be doing it because it is just what they do and that woodpecker must like the sound pecking on your gutters. Second reason is that woodpeckers are pecking on the roof marking their territories using the sound as a signal.

Lastly the woodpecker may be pecking on your siding because it is mating season and he is trying to impress the ladies with his wood pecking abilities. Fourth reason and the worst one of all is that the woodpeckers are looking for food. If that is the case then you have more problems than a woodpecker with chapped lips; you must have some type of pest issue that must also be addressed.

Areas Woodpecker Attacking House

  • Siding
  • Roof
  • Gutter
  • Fascia
  • Trim
  • Deck
  • Porch

Woodpecker Control and Removal

We can break woodpecker control down into two different scenarios. First is when a woodpecker is pecking the home to make noise. This can normally be solved by using scare tactics or devices that will haze the woodpecker away. Warning the woodpecker may move to your neighbors house, so if you like them give them fair warning.

Second is a woodpecker pecking the siding trying to get at a food source, contrary to popular belief woodpeckers do not eat wood. Woodpeckers mainly eat insects and this could mean you have bugs in your home. Most like the woodpecker is after termites or carpenter bees. If this is the case, the best way to get rid of woodpeckers in Northern Virginia is to get rid of the woodpecker food and install some woodpecker deterrents in the meantime. We are both trained and certified in woodpecker control and woodpecker removal, but also are a licensed pest control company. We are a licensed pest control company throughout the Northern Virginia area from Stafford County to Leesburg. And one of our favorite pests to control is Woodpeckers.