Woodpeckers are beautiful and amazing creatures, but you might not be as impressed with them if they have selected your home as the source of their next meal. Since you don’t want to harm them, it might be difficult to discourage them from damaging your home, but there are methods to make it less likely for them to start digging into your home.
Since woodpeckers peck to find bugs and larvae inside of the wood, the best way to get rid of them is to get rid of anything that could attract them. This can be accomplished by using a pesticide to kill wood-boring insects, or hiring a pest control company to take care of the problem for you.
You can also block access to areas of your home where woodpeckers seem to be attracted. You can, for example, install plastic netting where they have been sighted to keep them from returning.