Ridding Woodpeckers From Your Home: ASR’s Basic Guide

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Ridding Woodpeckers:

Here at American Standard Roofing we get a lot of questions about ridding woodpeckers from homes. While everyone enjoys the birds singing, flowers blossoming and bees buzzing, no homeowner wants woodpeckers pecking on the outside of their home damaging it. The most frequently asked question is the most important one: ridding woodpeckers. Homeowners in particular are interested to knowing about preventive measure that can be taken to limit the damage caused by woodpeckers. Another most frequently asked question we get is why these woodpeckers hammer on the outside of the houses.

In this 1st part, our experts have done some research on ridding woodpeckers. We will discuss all of these important issues and give some tips and advice on how to keep your home woodpecker free and ridding woodpeckers the safe way.

Why do Woodpeckers Peck on the Outside of my Home?

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In order to learn how to get rid of woodpeckers, readers first need to learn on why woodpeckers hammer on the outside of the house. According to Cornell Lab Study published in the journal Human-Wildlife Impacts there are four main reasons why woodpeckers peck on the outside of your home

  1. The bird is trying to mark it’s territory by making a loud noise.
  2. Because the woodpecker wants to create a nest. In that case the hole they make will be round and large.
  3. The woodpecker might be feeding off on insects living on the inside of the sidings and trimmings.
  4. The bird might be storing food. Different breeds of the bird are known to store acorns in those holes they peck.

Our roofing experts would also like to point out that the most common culprits in the Michigan area are the Acorn, DownyHairy, Pileated, and Red-bellied Woodpeckers.

Acorn Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker Pileated Woodpecker Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Stay tuned for part two of this series to learn more about the preventive measures!

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