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Downy woodpeckers are found across the U.S., with the exception of desert areas. PHOTO: STEVEN KATOVICH, BUGWOOD.ORG

4 tips to consider before creating a woodpecker control strategy

April 5, 2021 By
For his presentation at the recent virtual Purdue Pest Management Conference, wildlife control professional Keith Markun focused on a bird that seems to be increasing its pest status in recent years, thanks to new construction in previously forested areas: the... Read more»

Bird Management: Not as Simple as One Might Think

September 30, 2014 By
To many, bird management equates to merely tackling pigeons, sparrows and starlings. But our industry must foresee myriad other challenges, such as: woodpeckers drilling holes in the marque facing of a country club; seagulls nose-diving near children eating popcorn; and... Read more»

Bird Control: Woodpeckers

September 17, 2014 By
Consider the biology, behavior and management of this protected species.  Years ago, when my wife and I first moved into our home, I was awakened one morning by a woodpecker “working” on our house. Once I figured out what was... Read more»
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Ask the Expert: Termite Warranties and Woodpeckers

February 1, 2013 By
Q: Many of my customers were flooded during Hurricane Sandy. Many of them have termite warranties with me. Should I be retreating to maintain the warranties? Can I just keep the warranties going without retreating? If retreatment is necessary, should... Read more»
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Bird ID Essential to Management

January 1, 2008 By
By: Dan Collins My interest in birds began at age 15. At that time, I simply couldn’t believe all the different species of birds living in my backyard. I was hooked. My spare time was devoted to finding and identifying as... Read more»

Bird-X’s Woodpecker Pro Keeps Pesky Birds Off Property

October 12, 2006 By
CHICAGO — Woodpecker PRO from Bird-X is a species-specific woodpecker repeller that creates a danger zone using actual recorded distress cries of flicker and downy woodpeckers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers and more. The unit also uses the natural calls of four predators to scare... Read more»
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