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Greg from Bishopville, Sc writes

What can I do to deter a woodpecker?

He/she shows up every morning (6:45 - 7:00 am), pecking away at the eaves of our home. Our dog, which barks at the sound of the doorbell or a knock at the door, goes crazy thinking someone's at the door. What can I do? I don't want to harm "Woody", however, I'd love for him to leave! :)


Most of the time woodpeckers are attacking your home because it is finding food under your siding, or insects. Sometimes applying a liquid insecticide, like our Talstar product in the area where the bird is doing damage, will kill any pests behind the siding and therefore if there is no more food, the bird will go elsewhere. You can try other non-spraying methods by placing reflective tape in the area or a fake owl or other bird of prey to deter the woodpecker.

Answer last updated on: 05/08/2016

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