Drumming noises? Holes in your wood siding? Woodpeckers pecking and damaging your house? These sounds and damage may well be due to woodpeckers. Call Critter Control today for effective prevention of woodpecker damage.


Woodpecker problems are most commonly due to their loud food-seeking behaviors. They will drill holes into trees to gain access to a variety of insects. Their persistence and habits cause damages and great annoyance for homeowners.


  • Red markings
  • Sharp pointed beaks
  • Black and white plumage
  • 15 inches long, 14 ounces in weight


Woodpeckers use vegetation for nests and sources of food; making an environment with plenty of trees their ideal habitat. Woodpecker nest holes are generally just large enough for an adult to fit through.

Woodpecker Problems


Homes and farmlands typically offer enough trees and forested land in the area to accommodate woodpecker populations. Residents of wooden buildings are in particular danger of woodpecker damage. These nuisance birds are known to drill into structural wood for food as well as building nests. Woodpeckers will also drill wood as a social activity as well.

Woodpecker Damage

Woodpeckers pose no physical threat to humans. Property on the other hand, is at a great risk. The loud and frequent noises are enough to consider these birds a nuisance, and structural damage to buildings on top of that! The size of holes will vary depending on whether the birds are looking for food or constructing nests. Additionally woodpecker activity can leave trees susceptible to pest insects, infection, diseases, and even death.

Woodpecker Control

Trapping and Removal

Woodpecker problems can get out of hand. When this happens, contact Critter Control of Dayton. Our technicians are trained in humane and efficient pest removal and are familiar with woodpecker behavior. Turning to our team of wildlife removal specialists will ensure all the people and birds involved remain free of injury and disease.

Control and Safety

Bird netting is frequently used to stop woodpecker populations from damaging surrounding trees and buildings. Critter Control of Dayton can implement methods of woodpecker prevention and offer any further suggestions on efforts that may prevent woodpecker damage and keep them away from you home.

Critter Control of Dayton Service Area

Dayton, Englewood, Fairborn, Germantown, New Carlisle, Xenia, Yellow Springs, Centerville, Kettering, Beavercreek, Miamisburg, Trotwood, Clayton, Bellbrook, Spring Valley, Enon, Moraine, Brookville, Riverside, Huber Heights, West Carrollton, Union, and many other surrounding cities

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