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narf

11:22AM | 11/26/99
Member Since: 11/25/99
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Woodpeckers are pecking at corners and door frames of house. House is cedar, stained this summer. Corners & frames cedar, stained four years ago. How do we stop the woodpeckers from pecking other than shooting?
House 18 years old, this never happened before this year.

Wick

07:18AM | 11/27/99
Narf, sounds like you had better call for a termite inspection of you're house. If the problem is as severe as you describe, then the woodpeckers are pecking at a food source and since we're talking wood, then termites just automatically come to mind. Good luck!

TomR

09:17PM | 12/04/99
Member Since: 10/10/98
34 lifetime posts
You may also have, in your home, the woodpecker's favorite meal, the carpenter bee.

narf

03:09AM | 12/05/99
Member Since: 11/25/99
3 lifetime posts
Wick & TomR. Thanks for your replies. I am checking to see if we have termites and carpenter bees in Ontario, Canada. Will let you know what I find out.

[This message has been edited by narf (edited December 05, 1999).]

calnorth

03:31AM | 12/10/99
Member Since: 12/09/99
2 lifetime posts
I don't know if it will work with your birds, but when we had problems with pigeons
we put up a plastic owl that scared them off. You just have to move it every week or so. Believe it or not it really worked!
Good Luck!
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