Red bellied woodpecker

by Peggy Rainey
(Monroeville,Al.)

Our woodpecker in previous years pecked on trees,poles,posts anything really but this year has decided that western cedar

Is where he wants to do his thing. My house now has 3 to 4
large holes on all sides of the second story and gables. We have tried going out and shooing him away but he just flies to the roof and out waits us, then is right back at it. He is now going inside the holes and pulling out insulation, which he dumps outside the holes. My yard is littered and I have holes all in my house which I am going to have to have repaired and the house repainted. Unless I find out how to stop him it will be all for naught. Someone please advise us on how to get rid of this determined woodpecker.

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by: Brook

Hi Peggy, I googled "how to stop woodpecker damage" and came with quite a few things. Personally I have never had to deal with the issue because I have only had Flickers and I keep suet out. Here are some of the sites that came up on on my google search that I know to be reputable.
blog.AllAboutBirds.org, birds.audubon.org, BirdingAbout.com at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. So the easiest way is to google it and any of these sites will be safe and have suggestions.

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