Woodpeckers are more than just Saturday morning cartoon figures. They can cause considerable damage to your home by drilling holes into the wood siding and shingles. They can even store food supplies in those holes, which can attract other creatures and lead to even more damage. If you have a woodpecker problem, here are some remedies you can try.
Apply Sticky Repellents
In areas that are frequented by the woodpeckers, you can apply sticky repellents to the surface. The repellents are considered an effective means of deterring woodpeckers from landing in the same areas and pecking holes into the wood.
There is a significant drawback to using the repellents though. The woodpeckers can get the sticky substance on their wings and have difficulty with flying. The surface of your home can also suffer some staining where the repellents are affixed.
Block Access Points
Although it might not be entirely possible, you could try blocking the access that the woodpeckers have to your home. For instance, you can use plastic netting to hang over the eaves of your home. The woodpeckers will have difficulty reaching your home and you will not have to worry about the damage.
You could also apply a more woodpecker-resilient substance or material over the areas that they frequent. For instance, you can tack an aluminum covering over the side of your home. After a few weeks, you should be able to remove the covering when the woodpeckers realize they cannot penetrate it.
Removing a woodpecker in the earliest stages of nesting is far easier than removing one who has fully established its home. You need to periodically inspect your home and the surrounding area for signs of nesting and remove it as soon as possible.
One way to prevent nesting is to reseal holes that are started by the woodpeckers before they have time to place eggs in it. You can use wood putty to seal the holes. If the eggs are in place, you will have to wait until after they are ready to fly. After the holes are sealed, rely on some of the other control measures to keep the birds away.
For trapping and removal of woodpeckers, consider hiring a professional woodpecker control service, such as Decorative Foam and Stone. A pro can not only help with removing the woodpeckers, but help you take measures to prevent them from causing further damage to your home and trees.Share
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