WOODPECKERS

Rex E. Marsh Fig.1. Red-headed woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus (left); downy woodpecker, Picoides pubescens (right).

Specialist in Vertebrate Ecology (retired) Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology University of California Davis, California 95616

Fig. 1. Red-headed woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus (left); downy woodpecker, Picoides pubescens (right).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Woodpeckers

Damage Prevention and Control Methods

Exclusion

Netting.

Metal barriers.

Frightening

Visual.

Sound.

Repellents

Olfactory.

Taste.

Tactile.

Toxicants

None are registered.

Trapping

Rat snap trap.

Shooting

Effective where shooting can be conducted safely. Permits are required.

Other Methods

Suet as alternative food.

Nest boxes as alternative cavities.

Insecticides for indirect control.

Editors

Scott E. Hygnstrom; Robert M. Timm; Gary E. Larson

Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage Logo 1994

PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF WILDLIFE DAMAGE — 1994

Cooperative Extension Division Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Nebraska -Lincoln

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Animal Damage Control

Great Plains Agricultural Council Wildlife Committee

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