Known for their raucous behaviors while drilling (referred to as drumming) into trees with their beaks, woodpeckers are nearly the size of crows. They drum into trees both as a social activity or in order to locate a nesting area. If woodpeckers are damaging trees in your area, call Critter Control of Columbus to help you remove woodpeckers from your property. Call today or leave us more information here.


  • Woodpeckers are found throughout the United States and are fairly common in areas near people.
  • Woodpeckers are notorious for their strong pointed beak that is used to penetrate wood in search of insects and hollow out wood for nesting.
  • Because they are dependent on trees for shelter and food, woodpeckers are found mostly in or on the edge of wooded areas.
  • They nest in cavities chiseled into tree trunks, branches, or structures, or use natural or pre-existing cavities.
  • Many species nest in human-made structures, and have thus extended their habitat to include wooden fence posts, utility poles, and buildings. 

Common Woodpecker Problems

  • Holes may be drilled into wood siding, eaves, window frames and trim boards.
  • Woodpeckers prefer cedar and redwood siding, but will damage pine, fir, cypress, and others when choices are limited.
  • Drumming causes little damage other than possible paint removal on metal surfaces; however, the noise can often be heard throughout the house and becomes quite annoying. Drumming is predominantly a springtime activity.
  • They often include metal surfaces such as metal gutters, downspouts, chimney caps, TV antennas, rooftop plumbing vents, and metal roof valleys.
  • Drumming may occur a number of times during a single day and the activity may go on for some days or months.
  • Our woodpecker removal professionals will assess the problem and take the necessary steps to not only humanely remove the woodpecker or woodpeckers from your home or building but also repair damaged areas and reduce the possibility of future woodpecker problems.
  • Woodpeckers are classified as migratory, non-game birds and are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Trapping and Removal

Critter Control Technicians are Certified Wildlife Specialists, with the knowledge and tools to get rid of your woodpecker problem. Critter Control offices practice humane woodpecker removal techniques that ensure the safe capture and release of the nuisance animals.

Woodpecker removal and professional woodpecker prevention services should be contacted as soon as a woodpecker issue is identified. Call today.

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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 at for effective prevention of woodpecker damage.
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