Rex E. Marsh
Specialist in Vertebrate Ecology (retired) br>
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology br>
University of California br>
Davis, California 95616
Fig. 1. Red-headed woodpecker, Melanerpes
erythrocephalus (left); downy woodpecker,
Picoides pubescens (right).
Damage Prevention and Control Methods
None are registered.
Rat snap trap.
Effective where shooting can be conducted
safely. Permits are required.
Suet as alternative food.
Nest boxes as alternative cavities.
Insecticides for indirect control.
Scott E. Hygnstrom;
Robert M. Timm;
Gary E. Larson
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