Help With Woodpeckers!

by JUNE WIKINGSTAD
(ALABAMA)

THE YELLOWHAMMER HAS BEEN A DEVIL TO MY LAKE HOUSE. IT DESTROYS THE "DRYVIT" EXTERIOR COATING OF THE HOUSE AND PECKS A HUGE HOLE IN THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE LEAVING PELLETS OF FOAM ALL OVER THE YARD AS IF IT SNOWED. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY TIMES A YEAR DO THEY BREED? ARE THEY KNOWN TO COME BACK TO THE SAME PLACE EVERY YEAR?? SO FAR THEY HAVE DESTROYED THREE DIFFERENT PLACES ON THE HOUSE. ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THEM GO AWAY??? PLEASE RESPOND TO:

junebug333@bellsouth.net THANKS.

Dear June Bug;
Woodpeckers are beautiful birds - but yes they do cause problems when they are looking for food in your siding. They are however one of the best insect eaters when it comes to birds. The reason they are attacking your siding likely may be that you have another pest residing in your siding, like carpenter bees, termites, carpenter ants, or wood-boring beetles. So now you may have a bigger problem!

To stop the flicker from attacking your siding, you should cover up the hole as soon as it makes one. Putting a bird house designed for woodpeckers over the holes will help.

Here is the recommended type of Birdhouse for Flickers. It is recommended to put this over the existing hole.

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