Some types of woodpecker include the black-backed woodpecker and the three-toed woodpecker. These two species are the most northern-dwelling types of woodpeckers, living mainly in Canadian coniferous forests and around t... More » Pets & Animals Birds

The habitat of the pileated woodpecker is temperate forests throughout North America, especially mature forests with large trees and proximity to water. They are found from Florida on up to Canada, though the bulk of the... More » Pets & Animals Birds

Exclusion methods such as netting and metal barriers, visual or auditory frightening devices and repellents are some ways to prevent woodpecker damage. Covering wood and using reflections or movement are also ways to pre... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Carpentry
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Prevent woodpeckers from damaging houses by installing tactile, visual and sound deterrents on the exterior of the houses. Set suet in the yard; the birds may choose the suet over damaging the house. More » Pets & Animals Birds

Because they are omnivores, woodpeckers eat a variety of things, such as fruits, insects, berries, nuts and tree sap. However, their diet is also dependent on factors like seasons, food availability and the preferences o... More » Pets & Animals Birds

The pileated woodpecker is a large, vibrantly colored woodpecker, noticeable by his stark black-and-white coloring and brilliant red crest. To attract the pileated woodpecker into your yard, you must live within his habi... More » Pets & Animals Birds