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RJ    Posted 04-18-2002 at 21:04:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anybody know how to get rid of a woodpecker. I have one that has bored holes in my cedar siding and has made himself at home. Close up the hole, and he makes a new one. Any help appreciated.

G. E.G.    Posted 10-25-2007 at 13:51:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I throw on a pair of shoes and run outside in my underwear, every time I hear them and scream and yell at them to "GIT" good on pesky neighbor kids too. >:|

Rick W.    Posted 10-31-2006 at 16:31:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Keep in mind that woodpeckers are protected by the Migratory Bird Act and harming them could land you in more trouble then you can amagine.
Shiny objects work well but the underlying reason they are atracted to your home are insects. Have a reputable pest control firm check your home.

Rick W. Entomologist ACE

Jack    Posted 10-30-2006 at 19:09:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Drill a small hole in an old mouse trap (the one with the little wire latch). Screw the mouse trap next to the woodpecker hole in the side of your house. Use a gooey insect or bacon piece to bait the trap. Throw the trap and your dead wood pecker away. Use a rat trap for the larger ones.

Marty    Posted 10-01-2006 at 17:42:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just rub the little pecker it will spit some and then they will go soft for at least a bit anyway.

GAL    Posted 09-22-2008 at 22:05:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
No one is interested in you worthless, low-class dirty jokes. Get a life.

june    Posted 09-29-2005 at 07:20:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My painter just recommemded hanging a string across my houes with old, used shiny CD discs. The movement scares them away, at least temorarily. I will try it.

Hi Tech Hugh    Posted 04-22-2002 at 15:51:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Up here in north eastern Ont. had no problem with woodpeckers on my cedar sided cottage.But you should here the noise they make when they peck on my Direct TV satelite dish. It rings all over the lake. Hi Tech Hugh

Warren    Posted 04-19-2002 at 14:36:00       [Reply]  [No Email]

I had the same problem with a woodpecker on my ceder siding. The darn thing would drill a couple of holes right through the siding and the insulation.
I stapled an 18" long rubber snake on the siding near his favorite spot. The next day, there was a new hole directly above the snake - I swear the woodpecker used the snake as a perch.
Unfortunately the poor woodpecker died of acute lead poisoning when I tried to scare him off with my 12 gauge - #8 shot worked well.
Good luck.

Andy in Ga    Posted 04-19-2002 at 08:19:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I live in a cedar-sided house amd the woodpeckers were doing a number on it. Bought me two blow up ballon type owls from Wal-Mart and hung them in trees on two sides of the house. The peckers are gone.

PCC-AL    Posted 04-19-2002 at 04:10:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Send him on down here to join his friends. The woodpeckers have really done a job on my red cedar pole barn (shed). They are after the carpenter bees nests that are in the poles. The barn is still standing after 30 years, so I guess it's gonna out last me. I just sit on the porch and watch the woodpeckers.

Redneck    Posted 04-19-2002 at 02:56:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Talk about opening up a can of worms....

JoeK    Posted 04-18-2002 at 22:06:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would suggest artificial owl or other rapter,most smaller birds will avoid area,birds are also terrified of snakes(rubber snake on roof?).Yrs ago the major power companies sponsored a study on color,to repel woodpeckers from damaging poles.Hot Pink was No 1 offensive color.I believe there are also some chemical treatments for wood.Suggest search for"woodpecker repellants" on Web.

Cletus    Posted 04-19-2002 at 00:36:41       [Reply]  [No Email]

They're terrified of buckshot too. I don't know how most of those species taste, but a fried red headed woodpecker is mighty fine eating.

Alvin-Va    Posted 04-19-2002 at 08:47:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Cletus,try this old handed down family recipe next time,think you will like it.
Soak um in salt water overnite before cooking.Season with sage and stuff a spring onion in his little tummy cavity,cover with a strip of bacon,bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes,carefull they cook fast.
Tastes almost zactlly like bald iggle.

Naturelover BUT    Posted 04-19-2002 at 08:03:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
When/if all else fails,adopt plan "3S"


Loretta    Posted 08-25-2006 at 10:05:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey, I really like the "3s" method!!!!! LOL

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