4 Steps For Effective Woodpecker Control

Woodpeckers are destructive birds that make a lot of noise while relentlessly boring holes in wood. Keep in mind that changing your surroundings is the only way to get full command.

Hardware cloth wrapped over useful trees and tiny mesh netting installed at 45-degree angles in overhanging roofs will yield superior control outcomes.

Keep reading to find out more!


Step 1: How To Identify the Woodpecker?

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  • Woodpeckers, those fascinating creatures of the avian world, can be found in sizes ranging from a modest 7 inches to a more impressive 15 inches in length.
  • These pests are notorious for their distinctive, elongated beaks that they employ with precision to bore into wooden surfaces.
  • Woodpeckers, esteemed clients, exhibit a delightful array of colours, with a tendency towards the presence of striking red markings adorning their distinguished heads.
    Furthermore, it is worth noting that the majority of woodpecker species boast an elegant combination of black and white plumage.
  • Woodpeckers, being experts in excavation, typically establish their nests within the holes they diligently carve.
    Interestingly, these abandoned holes left behind by woodpeckers serve as valuable shelters for other avian species that rely on cavities for nesting purposes.
  • These creatures possess formidable claws on their feet, along with toes that are uniquely designed to point backwards.
    This particular anatomical feature enables them to effectively stabilize themselves during the pecking process.


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Step 2: How To Inspect For Woodpecker?

As seasoned pest control experts, we highly recommend commencing your inspection outdoors, where the majority of Woodpeckers tend to reside.

As pest control experts, we highly recommend conducting a thorough inspection of your rain gutters, eaves, wooden siding, soffits, and any wooded area on the roof of your foundation.

As pest control experts, we highly recommend conducting a thorough inspection of your roof to identify any potential areas where damage may have occurred.

Inspect your outdoor premises diligently for any arboreal entities, appendages, or timber-based edifices such as poles, wherein the presence or auditory indications of Woodpeckers have been detected.

We specialize in identifying and locating Woodpeckers, their nests, and the areas where they engage in their pecking activities.

Utilize a pair of specialized binoculars to meticulously observe the flight patterns of these bothersome creatures.

Ascertain the precise locations of their nesting sites, identify the areas where they relentlessly peck, and determine their primary habitats where they frequently reside.

Once the nest and/or pecking sites have been identified, this is the precise location where the treatment will be expertly applied.


Step 3: How To Treat Against Woodpecker?

    • Apply 4 the Birds:

4 The Flock Outdoor wooden surfaces that have been damaged by woodpeckers can be treated with a transparent, sticky liquid repellant. It is great to apply in trees, branches and other areas where Woodpeckers have been pecking.

Spray trees and other nesting areas with undiluted 4 The Birds Repellent until the liquid runs off. An average tree with a trunk diameter of 5 feet can be treated with a gallon of 4 The Birds, or six shrubs up to 3 feet in height.

  • Apply Supreme IT:

Supreme IT Insecticide is an effective treatment for a wide variety of insects, including those that Woodpeckers enjoy eating. It has a persistent lethal effect that continues to function for a considerable period after application.

Rather than spot treating, it is recommended to do a wide broadcast application over the entire lawn using Supreme IT Insecticide.

Determine how much Supreme IT you will need to cover your lawn by first calculating its square footage.

Using a hose-end or hand-pump sprayer, combine water and 0.5 fluid ounces of Supreme IT per gallon in order to treat 1,000 square feet.

For thorough coverage of your entire lawn and to ensure that the solution has enough water volume to reach turf insects in the soil, a 20-gallon hose-end sprayer is recommended for the application.

Before connecting the sprayer nozzle to the end of the hose, make sure the sprayer’s control valve and water pump are turned off.

To fill the reservoir with Supreme and water, remove the container from the hose end of the sprayer.

To ensure that your entire lawn is treated, you will need to apply the solution at a rate of 2 gallons per 1,000 square feet or more. Connect the reservoir to the nozzle again, and activate the water supply. You’re all set to spray now.

To begin spraying, move the control valve forward and make sure the entire treatment area receives the full amount of product while keeping note of how much is left in the reservoir.

If you want good, even coverage, try using a fan spray setting. You should also spray any trees, bushes, or other beautiful plants in your yard, as well as any spots where Woodpeckers have been seen.


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Step 4: How To Prevent Woodpecker?

There shouldn’t be any Woodpeckers left after therapy, but it doesn’t imply they won’t return at some point. Complete dominance can only be attained by eliminating Woodpeckers’ preferred living conditions.

Put in place measures of exclusion first. Overhanging roofs and timber structures can be protected from Woodpeckers by installing fine wire mesh at a 45-degree angle.

A fabric put over the trees can deter woodpeckers from nesting in them or pecking at the trees’ hardware.

Last but not least, prophylactic treatments of your yard with Supreme IT keep Woodpeckers, which feed on yard insects, under indirect control.


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We highly recommend reapplying our top-notch Supreme IT Insecticide throughout your yard as a proactive approach to effectively manage the insect population.

By doing so, you will create an unfavourable environment for pests, ensuring that woodpeckers won’t find anything delectable to feast upon on your premises.

Woodpecker activity observed on your property could potentially indicate the presence of an insect-related concern that necessitates prompt attention. These avian creatures rely heavily on insects as their primary source of sustenance.

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