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Woodpecker Deterrents

  • How to Keep Woodpeckers Away from your Home

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    You might be asking yourself, “Why would I want to keep woodpeckers away from my home?” Admittedly, they are unique birds. The drumming and pecking activity is like no other bird. They are unique in that on average, they can peck 20 times per second. That is hard to even fathom. This equates to 8,000 to 12,000 pecks per day. It is a wonder that they still have beaks after all the drumming. Continue reading

  • Interesting Facts about Woodpeckers


    There are 22 species of woodpeckers in North America, the most common being the Downey Woodpecker. Also quite ubiquitous are the Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker and the Northern Flicker. The blackish-green Lewis woodpecker is one of the largest woodpeckers in the US at 11 inches long, A woodpecker's tongue can be as long 4 inches, depending on the species, and many woodpeckers have barbed tongues to extract bugs from trees and holes. The birds live about 4-11 years, depending on the species. The important thing to note about these birds is that they’re all protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which means they can’t be killed or harmed without incurring severe legal penalties.

    Holes and More Holes

    Woodpeckers can peck up to 20 times per second, or a total of 8,000-12,000 pecks per day. The birds damage residential and commercial buildings, drilling large holes in eaves, window frames and trim boards. Cedar, redwood siding, plywood, pine, fir, cypress—virtually all woods are vulnerable. They can quickly disfigure board-and batten or tongue-and-groove siding, especially at the seams, leaving gaping, baseball size holes. Continue reading

  • Why Arent You Using these 3 Woodpecker Repellents to Save Your Siding?

    woodpecker repellentsThey came last year, so you can bet theyll be back this yearwoodpeckers. They left your nice wood siding and decorative beams looking like Swiss cheese. It wasnt pretty. But it was pretty expensive to replace the bullet-holed wood. If only youd used a professional woodpecker repellent. But youre wiser now. Continue reading

  • The Best Woodpecker Control Solutions to Avoid House Damage

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    Are woodpeckers causing damage to your house? When woodpeckers target a house or property, they will drill relentlessly either in search of food or as a mating call to attract a mate. Woodpecker house damage is unsightly and is an unnecessary expense that can be avoided altogether. Woodpecker deterrents are easy to install and are very effective at keeping woodpeckers from ruining your home. Continue reading

  • The Right Woodpecker Deterrent Can Prevent Costly Siding Damage

    woodpecker deterrentsWood siding is attractive on any home or building. Trouble is, wood siding also attracts birdslike the hairy woodpecker, downy woodpecker and the acorn woodpecker. These bird pests can quickly riddle your siding with gaping holes. They like to drill into board-and batten or tongue-and-groove siding, especially at the seams. Woodpeckers will also drill into eaves, window frames and trim boards. While they prefer cedar and redwood siding, channeled plywood, pine, fir or cypress boards are also vulnerable. The attack usually starts with one or two birds, especially during the February through June breeding season. Without an effective woodpecker deterrent, woodpeckers will keep drilling, attracting other woodpeckers to join in. Continue reading

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