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You can catch the bird with tangle netting attached to the side of the house. But then what? Kill it? This is illegal, because woodpeckers, like most birds, are protected by the federal migratory bird protection act.
You can catch the woodpecker with a drop net system as well.
A specialized lethal trap, which is basically a birdhouse with a mouse snap trap inside, can catch and kill woodpeckers.
I have heard of special funnel traps which allow the woodpecker to enter but not exit, but then what? You can't relocate the bird, because it'll just find its way back to the original territory - presumably your house.
Some folks use a very stick substance on the pecking surface, such as a mouse or rat glue board stapled to the pecking area, to catch the woodpecker. There is no option in this case but to kill the stuck bird, which is, again, illegal.
There's really no good or easy way to catch woodpeckers. The best option is to hang netting on the house that prevents them from landing.
More in-detail how-to woodpecker removal articles:
Information about woodpecker trapping
- analysis and methods for how to trap.
Information about how to kill a woodpecker
- with poison or other methods.
Information about how to keep woodpeckers away
- prevention techniques.
Information about woodpecker repellent
- analysis of types and effectiveness.
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