How do I keep woodpeckers from making holes in my house ,

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My house has cedar wood on part of it ,
q how do i keep woodpeckers from waking holes in my house
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  • Oberlinmom Oberlinmom on Jan 01, 2018
    Something is drawing the woodpeckers. I'd look for a sealing product that would keep the bugs out. You might want to research what to use to prevent the bugs. A fake owl perched on the window frame might help scare them away. My grandfather used a huge artificial snake in his veggie garden. He swore it worked and since he taught horticulture I believe it.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 01, 2018
    Re-clad in non wood material..........

    • Sara Gooden Sara Gooden on Jan 02, 2018
      I thank all of you for helping me . I did find a contractor that put up what is called hard board , it’s works great .

  • Sandra Meador Sandra Meador on Jan 01, 2018
    Buy a fake owl and attach it in the side of your house. They hate each other.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jan 01, 2018
    Get a fake plastic owl and post it up there.

  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Jan 01, 2018
    My experiences haven’t been good with fake owls, might work a short time then the woodpecker figure out they don’t move! I’ve heard of people using old CD disks hung on strings that blow around and reflect sunlight to scare birds off, but I don’t know if it really works or not? Only thing I’ve done is put a thin piece of metal nailed over the areas where their picking holes in my siding! They seem to give up after a while and move on to another area and just hope it’s not your house!

  • Connie Connie on Jan 02, 2018
    A friend had Flickers (large woodpeckers) that were constantly damaging their siding. A birder recommended mounting an actual Flicker bird house over a well damaged and repaired siding area. The birds come back every year to use the bird house, and due to territorial habits keep all the other woodpeckers away! No more damage.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2018
    Best wishes and a Happy New Year to you.....