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How to Keep Woodpeckers Away



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Noise Repellants
Some people choose to use tin pie pans or wind chimes that hang from the roof of their homes because as the wind blows, it’s supposed to create sounds that annoy and scare the woodpecker off. Yet, you must keep in mind that every day is not a windy day, which means that the pans won’t always create noise. Some people suggest that woodpeckers are also annoyed by the deadening sound of their favorite drumming spot. If this is true, you might consider investing in foam insulation. Because it comes in a can, you can easily spray it in the holes that the woodpeckers are attracted to or the hollow area behind the wood. This too can be expensive and may not stop the woodpecker from finding other areas on your house to peck.

Visual Repellants
By placing metal or aluminum flashing over these holes, you can repel the woodpecker. You can also choose to buy mirrors to put over the holes that have a protruding lens that sticks outward. This way when the woodpecker flies up in an attempt to gather his dinner, he’ll be frightened by a larger image of himself. This type of product only works on the area it is placed in, and it doesn't always work. It will often only encourage the woodpeckers to find another location on your home to drum on.

Netting
Probably the best option - A plastic, lightweight, mesh and should be about ¾ inches to provide the best results. There should be at least 3 inches of space between the damaged home and the netting so that the woodpeckers don’t get slick and try to drum through the netting. This netting is barely noticeable and some experts believe that it could provide longer term results in repelling the woodpeckers. They may not leave your property entirely, but at least you can repel them against damaging your home.

More in-detail how-to woodpecker removal articles:
Information about woodpecker trapping - analysis and methods for how to trap.
Information about how to kill a woodpecker - with poison or other methods.
Information about how to keep woodpeckers away - prevention techniques.
Information about how to catch a woodpecker - remove one stuck in the house.
Information about woodpecker repellent - analysis of types and effectiveness.



This site is intended to provide education and information about how to keep woodpeckers away from your house, or trees, so that you can make an informed decision if you need to deal with a woodpecker problem. This site provides many woodpecker control articles and strategies, if you wish to attempt to solve the problem yourself. If you are unable to do so, which is likely with many cases of woodpecker removal, please go to the home page and click the USA map, where I have wildlife removal experts listed in over 500 cites and towns, who can properly help you with keeping away woodpeckers. Click here to read more about how to get rid of woodpeckers.

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