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Old 10-09-2014, 09:09 AM   #15
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My neighbor had problems with woodpeckers putting holes in his cedar siding, he tried several things but nothing stopped the pecking, he asked me if I had any ideas and I told him to get several rubber snakes and tack up on the side of the house and low and behold no more woodpeckers.
It's worth a try... good luck.

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If the Woodpeckers are cutting through the cedar siding to create a nest consider what we did:

In the spot that they cut the hole, and when the nest was empty, we installed a wooden cedar birdhouse, with a thick metal back OVER the original hole.

They immediately moved into it. As woodpeckers are very territorial, the nest was established so no other woodpeckers attempted to make a nest on the house. We got to enjoy the antics of the "original" couple for years.

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Old 10-09-2014, 10:24 AM   #17
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We got rid of our by using an owl. The owl needs to move or the woodpecker figure it out that it fake. We have an owl that it's head moves with the rotation of the earth. It probably about 2 1/2 feet tall. No more woodpeckers. They are afraid of the owl.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:02 PM   #18
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If the picture posts to Irv2 you will see what a woodpecker did to our wall. We patched the hole then cut as piece of 16th in. steel to fit the peek. Last week the pecker was back and chipped the paint off the steel.

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Old 10-13-2014, 11:53 AM   #19
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rodents too

Though not having woodpecker issues, we've had chipmunks going crazy this summer. First they chewed my brick mold trim around our garage (thought I had nailed it with the snowblower), then they decided to chew through our pressure treated 6x6 steps, nice.
Wasn't interested in killing them so we tried a bunch of things to irritate the h*ll out of them. What finally worked and why I am mentioning this is this.

Rodent Control - Pest Control - Ace Hardware

Shake Away makes a rodent repellant that is fox urine based. Worked great. I've seen the spray version but could not find the link for it. I don't care if they take up residence in the rock retaining walls or elsewhere as long as they aren't eating my house!!
Maybe introducing the scent of a predator would change their mind for you.
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They pecked a hole and made a nest inside a utility pole at my son's home. Big hole!
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If the picture posts to Irv2 you will see what a woodpecker did to our wall. We patched the hole then cut as piece of 16th in. steel to fit the peek. Last week the pecker was back and chipped the paint off the steel.

When we belonged to a private RV club there was one woodpecker that would start in on one of the old loudspeakers we had for announcements. That really amplified the noise, he wasn't popular at 0 dark 30!

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