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ChrisandKatzy

10:01AM | 05/09/00
Member Since: 05/08/00
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We live in a California Modern / two story. The house is constructed of Cedar and Native sand stone. The previous owner did not like the look of cedar or something and had the house painted a dark green color. Anyway the problem I am encountering is that the siding or the color or both are attracting Woodpeckers to my house. I have two entries right now and I am going to repair them but also would like to know if anyone has any knowledge of how to avoid their return. Do I repaint a different color? replace the siding with something less attractive like vinyl??. I hope someone will have the answer I need. The local game athories and the pest controll people will not even look at the probelm because the Woodpeckers are Protected!! Thanks in advance.

Wick

10:55AM | 05/09/00
Hi ChrisandKatzy, typically woodpeckers are attracted due to a food source (i.e., termites), so the first thing I'd suggest is have your home inspected for termites and irradicated if they are found. Next, check out these websites for information on "woodpecker control", http://www.azpest.com/woodpecker.htm
http://www.bugspray.net/article98/bird.html
http://209.52.189.2/discussion.cfm/living_wildlife/33179/latest/2
http://209.52.189.2/article.cfm/wildscaping/30150
http://www.birdgard.com/woodpeckers.htm
http://www.birdgard.com/woodpeckers/
http://www-aes.tamu.edu/doug/txarng/annex-21.htm
http://www.ces.uga.edu/ces/fvtel.html
http://www.ces.uga.edu/County/Gwinnett%20County/GW-ag.html
http://cecalaveras.ucdavis.edu/woodpeck.htm
http://www.ippc.orst.edu/codlingmoth/biblio/biocontrol.html
http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/cdl/1997/1322.html
http://sul-server-2.stanford.edu/byform/mailing-lists/cdl/1997/1334.html

Good luck!

NHhomeowner

11:56AM | 05/14/00
Member Since: 05/13/00
2 lifetime posts
Chris,
I have heard of people using wooden owls on window sills or any place where they can be reasonably placed. I have heard that this is pretty effective. I think you just have to remember to move the owls around once a week or so.Good luck!
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