The Woodpeckers could be ruining your home.
Have you looked up on to the siding of your home and seen small holes approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter?
Have you heard a knocking sound on the side of your home?
If the answer is “YES” to either of the above questions, You might have problem with Woodpeckers.
Why do woodpeckers attack your house?:
- Experts note that the holes are sometimes used for nesting. The woodpecker will drill thru the exterior siding, plywood backing board and all the way into the siding to build their nest.
- Generally the woodpeckers attack the softer woods of the home which is generally used in newer homes built.
- Woodpeckers also peck holes to find insects which generally are bees. The bees are leaf cutter bees or grass bag worms. These insects crawl into the spaces of the wood to hide and nest and the woodpeckers search them out to eat.
- The biggest problem with insects that we have encountered that woodpeckers like are carpenter bees. Carpenter bees bore thru your wood preferring light stained or natural.
How to prevent possible Woodpecker damage:
- Bees seem not to like freshly stained or painted wood, raw wood or wood that needs painting seem to be the most vulnerable to the bees.
- spray insecticide on the siding that is being effected with legally safe products not to harm but deter the woodpecker.
- Some have found that sound deterrents and shiny materials also deter the bees over time.
- Also plastic owls work in some cases to scare the birds.
We have found the best deterrent is to keep a fresh coat of paint or stain on all wood surfaces.
If we can assist with the repairs or painting from a woodpecker or other critters, please contact us at https://ramsdenpainting.com or call 978-683-9119