How do you reclaim your home from woodpeckers?
by Martha Hadley
Knock, knock, knock. Every morning this time of year I’m wakened by woodpeckers pecking away at my house. One year they pecked holes all the way through into my attic! After carefully checking to make sure there were no woodpeckers in the attic, Critter Control patched the holes in my siding. Then they attached a “Scare Eye” balloon with mylar streamers on a string pulley that hangs from my roof. It definitely helps scare the woodpeckers away.
But this year, they were more persistent. So, I searched the internet and downloaded free sound effects of birds of prey, their mortal enemies. Now when the pecking starts, I scare them away with the sounds of screeching hawks and owls. Success! It not only scared them away from my house but from the whole neighborhood! If you’ve got the same problem, try these tips. I hope they work for you too!