What to Do if Woodpeckers Love Your House
If your siding or house already has holes, other woodpeckers will become even more attracted to it. What you can do is repair these holes in order to solve the problem. However, make sure that you squeeze in some linseed oil in the opening before closing them off. Woodpeckers usually go for wasps or beetle larvae that can be in your siding. The oil will get rid of the insect that may be on your siding.
Another method you can do is to put up a bird scare balloon near or in front of your house or the area that is affected. Leave these for about a week, and check if it has scared off the woodpeckers. Sometimes, putting up these balloons can be enough to keep the woodpeckers away.
As much as how woodpeckers can be noisy, they aren’t a fan of loud sounds. While you can’t always wait for woodpeckers to come to your home and scare them off yourself, you can add motion sensors that will make noise once they sense that there are birds nearby. These sensors prove to be very effective because the woodpeckers won’t be comfortable in your home, and will only lead to these birds finding another place instead.
Another thing to try is to use molds or dummies of other birds that woodpeckers are afraid of. These birds may be hawks or owls. If you decide on using bird molds or dummies, make sure you change their locations from time to time in order to make sure that the woodpeckers don’t suspect that they are not real. You may also want to consider adding in natural predators such as plastic snakes.
You can also make use of woodpecker repellants to address the problem. There are bird repellant tapes available in home depots or stores that work effectively. You can also install something that will reflect sunlight, such as aluminum foil. What you can do is to add in the strips of aluminum foil near where the woodpeckers usually stay.