Woodpeckers: What you need to know

Identifying Characteristics

  • The downy woodpecker is the most common type in the united States
  • Most woodpeckers tongues are 4 inches long and wraps around the skull
  • Most of species tongues are barbed, which help them extract bugs from holes
  • There toes face front and back, giving them incredible strength to hold onto trees and other structures
  • Woodpeckers are pecking for 1 of 3 reasons, to build a home, mating calls, and for finding insects to eat in wood and other structures

Active Season

  • The heaviest breeding period for Woodpeckers is from February to July

Interesting Facts

  • Most woodpeckers tongues are 4 inches long and wraps around the skull
  • Neither male or female Woodpeckers have vocal cords, so they use hollow trees and other wood structures as a way to drum a song for calling the opposite sext to mate or communicate
  • They can peck 20 times per second and can average¬†between 8,000 and 12,000 pecks per day
  • With all that pecking in a day, they do NOT¬†get headaches. They have reinforced skulls that are made to distribute the impact force and their barians are tightly cushioned and protected

Cause for Concern

  • Woodpeckers¬†make holes all year around and these holes are often into homes and other building structures
  • Old holes become homes for many other creatures such as squirrels, mice, other birds etc‚Ķ

Town & Country Can Help

Customer Preparation

  • Be able to identify the locations where the woodpecker is causing damage. Please prepare for treatment by making the areas of concern accessible to our technicians

Our Guarantee

  • Woodpeckers are protected by the North American Migratory Bird Act, fines can be imposed on anyone who harms them. Fortunately, bird control experts at Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions have several effective and humane ways to keep woodpeckers off commercial buildings
  • Town &¬†Country Pest Solutions offers a guarantee that is above the industry average on every pest that we treat. Please contact our office for specific guarantee offers

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If you have any evidence or any suspicion that this pest is around your property do NOT hesitate to contact us before the problem gets out of control.

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Woodpecker Media Gallery

At Town & Country Pest Solutions we have gone through great lengths to better understand the pests that we encounter.¬†Photos and videos have been an important tool in our research and we have included them here to help you¬†“identify your¬†pest.”

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