Why do woodpeckers peck on the side of my house?

Answer A woodpecker pecking on the side of a house is exhibiting a common species behavior called drumming. Woodpeckers often peck on hollowed out trees, but also on house siding, gutters and chimney flas... Read More »

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How to Get Rid of Woodpeckers?

There are many species of woodpeckers. Although they prefer wooded areas, they can occupy most parts of the world. The woodpecker uses its sharp bill to peck holes in trees. Its long, barbed tongue... Read More »

What Do Woodpeckers Eat in the Winter?

Several varieties of woodpeckers can be found throughout the United States. Their winter diet varies depending on the specific type of woodpecker and what part of the country they spend the winter... Read More »

How to Scare Away Woodpeckers?

Whether a woodpecker is searching for bugs in your trees or punching holes in your wooden siding, scaring away the bird keeps the damage to a minimum and may prevent the bird's return. Commercial w... Read More »

Do woodpeckers eat termites?

Woodpeckers eat insects that humans consider to be pests, including termites. They also eat nuts and berries. One reason why woodpeckers tap on wood with their beaks is to find food. They also hamm... Read More »