Any ideas for dealing with woodpeckers?

I live in a log home.

  11 answers
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Mar 04, 2018
    We have trouble with them too - we bought a plastic owl and mounted it on the top of the house.
  • Gk Gk on Mar 04, 2018
    I had a wood sided home that the woodpeckers loved. It was an ongoing battle. Evidently we resided with a cement board lap siding. No more woodpeckers! However--our siding was flat so we were able to reside over it.
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Mar 05, 2018
    You can try hanging up some old CDs near the house. The reflection scares the birds away
  • Caroline O'Hare Caroline O'Hare on Mar 05, 2018
    YYou could use old cds hanging on or by your house as they don't like shiny moving things. Recycling and problem solving in one.
  • J.d31300497 J.d31300497 on Mar 05, 2018
  • Ann32026796 Ann32026796 on Mar 05, 2018
    II never tried the owl trick because I've read the peckers get used to it and pretty much ignore it, same goes for a fake snake. I've tried cd's, Christmas tinsel and banging on the interior wall hoping to scare them. So far they are all fails, if you find a good remedy please let everyone know.
  • Sbm8663097 Sbm8663097 on Mar 05, 2018
    But some long rubber snakes & hang or drape them all around area where he’s pecking. Works every time.
  • Sbm8663097 Sbm8663097 on Mar 05, 2018
    Buy. Not but
  • Norma Norma on Mar 05, 2018
    I didn't have a problem with them until the county decided to take out the dead trees along the river that goes through my property. I finally ended up buying suet cakes specifically for woodpeckers and placed one as far away from the house as I could get. The cake will be gone in about a week but I only replace it once a month. So far it seems to be enough.
  • Patty Patty on Mar 06, 2018
    I think the suet cakes makes the best sence and you can easily make your own.
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