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The Type of Damage a Woodpecker Can Cause
Woodpeckers can cause many problems around the houses and even they can damage homes. Their drumming and drilling activities are related to behaviors of breeding and marking territories. These activities usually happen during the fall or spring.
During the spring mostly, the male woodpeckers would drum on surfaces by tapping their bill so that they would create a fast drumming sound which keeps on reverberating. This is done by the male to attract a mate and also to establish a territory. This drumming is usually done on a hollow tree, but the birds may also use metal gutters, aluminum or wood siding, and even chimney flashing. The drumming may not cause any significant damage to the house, but it is a great disturbance to the occupants of the house. In addition, woodpeckers may nest in the walls of the houses, making them more of an annoyance. The nests may also occur during fall so that the holes serve as winter roost cavities.
In addition, sometimes the woodpeckers may cause damage to the house while they search for food. You may notice long narrow furrows in horizontal or vertical seams. These can be found around the window frames. In this case, the bird may have been searching for insects there such as carpenter ants. If you notice such behavior, this may or may not indicate that you have an insect pest problem. Nevertheless, such behavior causes damage to the house.
Woodpeckers can remain in their home, their marked territory, for most of the year. If their nests are in or on your house, especially if it has a wood exterior, then they may cause a lot of damage. In some cases, the damage is only limited to some small holes occurring only in the few weeks of spring, the woodpeckers’ breeding season. In some other cases, woodpeckers may cause substantial damage. There may peck numerous holes all around the house, and each hole can reach up to 2 or 3 inches in diameter. If the house is unoccupied or the owners do not notice the damage done or the seasonal patter repeats, then this would lead into a greater problem. That is why, it would be very important to stay attentive and deal with the woodpeckers problem as soon as it is noticed to avoid bigger damage done to the property.