Permanently Remove Woodpeckers from Your Home or Business

Found throughout the country, there are over 180 woodpeckers species in the world and can live in a variety of habitats including forests, deserts and even cities. Each species of woodpecker has one thing in common, they peck wood.

They typically mate between February and July and will drum on objects for mating, marking territory or creating a nest cavity.

When woodpeckers enter your neighborhood, they target trees, stumps, chimneys, rain gutters, metal roofing, and even trash cans.

Signs of Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers nest in trees or other wooden structures. You may not find woodpeckers living in your home or other structures, but you will notice their destruction.

If your home or office space is near a wooded area, it is more susceptible to damage.

You will hear drumming or other drilling sounds as woodpeckers peck at least 12,000 times per day. If you notice large holes in the exterior of your home or business this can be a telltale sign that woodpeckers have moved in.

closeup of hole damage to decorative molding on a home caused by southwest florida woodpeckers


How It Works

Like other infestations and issues with nuisance wildlife in and around your home, the key to effective prevention is to act quickly. Once the problem starts it will become a habit for the woodpecker.


southwest florida ivory-billed woodpecker perched in tree with spanish moss during the day

Once a habit has been formed, woodpeckers will return to the same spot repeatedly in search of food and shelter.

Ignoring the issue or waiting too long before taking action will make it harder to encourage the birds to relocate.

Holes found on the exterior of your home or business should be repaired immediately.

The inspection process from Catseye Pest Control ensures damaged areas and points of entry are identified.

Once the woodpeckers have been safely relocated away from your home or business, Catseye will repair the damaged areas to ensure the area is structurally sound.

Repairing the area will not only discourage woodpeckers from returning, but it will protect the building from other pests or rodents looking for food or shelter.

If the woodpeckers manage to cause enough damage and gain access to the attic, crawl space, or another part of the building, the bird will likely leave behind fecal matter.

Our professionals will ensure the area is cleaned and disinfected.

Woodpecker Deterrents

Hard coating is one of the most practical ways to stop woodpeckers because the coating discourages woodpeckers by creating a surface which is simply too hard for them to peck.

The primary reason woodpeckers create holes in your house or business is a simple, their instinctual need to find insects and make nests.

Without harming the bird, the hard coating process becomes a strong deterrent that can eliminate an ongoing woodpecker problem.

With an outer coat that is impenetrable to their beaks, woodpeckers won’t be able to get what they need from damaging your home.

Woodpecker Exclusion

The final step to complete woodpecker control is excluding the birds from your home or business for good. 

To do this, we use wildlife exclusion practices to ensure all points of entry are sealed up from the highest peak down to the lowest level.


before and after photos of southwest florida woodpecker damage repair by hard coating decorative home molding

Our trademarked Cat-Guard Exclusion Systems act as a protective barrier for your home, business, and other structure that’s designed to withstand wildlife like woodpeckers, raccoons, bat, squirrels, mice, and more.

It’s a three-part exclusion system made to protect structures from being taken over by nuisance wildlife by using long-term solutions, such as full home seal-ups.

Eliminating a Woodpecker Problem Permanently

We’ll help remedy all these problems and ensure future ones don’t happen, too.

Contact our professional bird control specialists today and get started with a free home or business inspection and put an end to nuisance wildlife issues.