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.



Woodpeckers typically have red markings on their heads and a long, sharply pointed beak. Most common woodpeckers have black and white plumage. The pileated woodpecker is one of the largest and most recognizable of its kind, as it grows to about 15 inches long and can weigh up to 14 ounces. This is comparable to the size of a crow! People recognize them mostly by their distinctive red crest markings and black bodies that display a few white stripes.


Woodpeckers use vegetation for nests and their food sources, so they thrive greatly where there is an abundance of trees. Woodpecker nest holes are generally only large enough for an adult to fit through.


Most woodpeckers will feed on insects that live in wood. Some will also eat insects from the ground, especially ants! Others may feed primarily on vegetable matter, including berries, fruit, nuts, and certain seeds.

Distributed widely across the world, woodpeckers are known for their loud food-seeking behaviors. By drilling holes into trees, the birds gain access to a variety of insects. Even though the birds possess remarkably small brains, they are able to accomplish astounding feats. However, they persistently and unknowingly pester building residents and owners.

Woodpecker Control


Property is at great risk with woodpeckers around. The loud and obnoxious noises are enough to drive you up the wall, but the structural damage to your home will be expensive, unsightly, and expensive. These birds are known to drill into structural wood for food as well as to build nests. Holes may be created in the sides of buildings, eaves, and trim boards. The size of the damage and hole will depend on if the bird is foraging for food or trying to construct a nest.

Trapping and Removal

Call Critter Control of Toledo when woodpecker populations get out of hand. Our technicians are trained in humane and thorough pest removal and are familiar with woodpecker behavior. Our solutions will ensure the people and bird involved will remain safe and free of injury or diseases.

Control and Safety

Bird netting is frequently used to stop woodpecker populations from damaging surrounding trees and buildings. Frightening devices also provide some protection. Such methods involve the use of shiny, bright, and mobile objects near potential drilling sites. Exclusion can be difficult if the birds are well established in the area, at which point pest control professionals may be the only solution.

Trapping and Removal

When woodpecker populations get out of hand, contact Critter Control Toledo. Our technicians are trained in humane and thorough pest removal and are familiar with woodpecker behavior. Turning to our team of wildlife removal specialists ensures all the people and birds involved remain free of injury and disease.

We can help you get rid of woodpecker problems.  Call today: 419.534.0909

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