Professional Woodpecker exclusion, cleanup and control
Most woodpecker problems in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are from the Northern Flicker. These birds feed on ants and beetles and they will damage wood siding looking for insects in the walls, plus they will try to excavate a cavity to nest in. In commercial buildings they often make large holes in stucco, ornamental facades and signs. In the early spring the males will also bang on light poles and chimney caps to try to attract females.
Getting rid of woodpeckers involves scaring them away, removing any local food attractants, excluding them from any nesting areas, and repairing any damage they may have done.