(Closed) Woodpecker problem…

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We had this issue at our old house in the ‘burbs. There wasn’t anything we could do about it, since it certainly was not legal to discharge a weapon in such a populated area, and we couldn’t figure out how to trap the sucker or where we would even be allowed to re-locate it to. It sucked, but we kinda got used to it in the 2 years that we lived in that house.

Now that we are out in the country the woodpeckers have plenty of trees to peck, and they leave the houses alone.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Why not set out bird feeders to lure them away?  Those suet bricks and cages would cost less than $10.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

We have woodpeckers because we have giant 60 year old dying trees, and the asian beetle or whatever has infested the tree, and the woodpeckers find them delicious.  Birds are pretty straightforward, eat, nest, mate…

 

The woodpeckers going at the chimney would make me wonder about my chimney, is there something growing on it? is it reflective or something that is attracting the birds, or is there a hole they are trying to get into?  I’d be up on a ladder trying to figure it out, maybe paint it or smear something on it to make it unappealing to the birds. 

 

good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have 7 acres of land and TONS of woodpeckers around, small to the very large Woody the Woodpecker kind. They peck to get a food so this makes me wonder what’s inside your chimney or around it. If there’s no food, they’ll look elsewhere. If you can, I would take a look up there to make sure you don’t have any ants or termites trying to make their way into your home, or even a bees nest or something could attract them. They aren’t doing it to make noise, they’re looking for food, I say it’s worth a look!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

When woodpeckers peck on a house like that (especially something metal and loud), they are marking their territory from other woodpeckers.  Basically their way of saying, “This area is mine – keep out”.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I love woodpeckers, but that noise would drive me nuts too.  Google found me this article which looks reasonable.

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