QUESTIONS:

I need a woodpecker deterrent.

-Voorhees Township, NJ

I have woodpeckers attacking my house on the second floor. Do you have experience with this issue? If so, how do you deal with this?

Port St. Lucie, FL

ANSWER:

Woodpeckers can be a severe problem for homeowners. Woodpeckers in early spring will “drill” on metal flashing, roof vents, or chimney caps in an effort to attract a mate. Once a mate is found, the drilling may begin on any wooden surfaces on a structure to create a nesting site.

Due to Federal Law, once a nest is established, the bird and its nest are protected from harassment. However, prior to the nest being constructed, Trutech can apply deterrents, repair damages, and help prevent the nests from being completed. The methods used are designed to frustrate – but not harm – the bird, as the bird itself is protected.