A woodpecker, which can cause damage and be a nuisance, can be eliminated by using reflective tape, plastic birds of prey and pest control. These methods help get rid of pests without causing harm.
One method of getting rid of a woodpecker is to use reflective tape or light strips of metal that scare the bird away. The tape should be cut in strips that are 2 inches wide and 24 inches long. Once cut, the strips should be attached to the roof by one end using a staple gun. Once the tape starts flapping in the wind, it makes a metallic noise that frightens away woodpeckers.
Another method of getting rid of a woodpecker is through the use of plastic owls and hawks. These birds of prey feed on woodpeckers. A realistic plastic owl or hawk should be placed in a location that the woodpecker can see to frighten it away. However, this method is only a temporary solution.
Finally, in order to get rid of a woodpecker for good, pest control measures are required to get rid of the food source that attracted the bird in the first place. Because woodpeckers feed on insects inside wood, these insects must be eliminated in order to get rid of the birds.