Not only are woodpeckers extremely noisy, but they can also cause a great deal of damage to your property. While one shouldn’t hurt these backyard birds, nobody wants them damaging your house, deck, chimney or other structures. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent them from doing more damage to your property.
Woodpeckers peck on wood or metal for three reasons: drumming, feeding or nesting. Unfortunately, woodpeckers often try to place cavities in the side of a home, barn or other man-made structure. In the past, I have filled the holes and installed a reflective streamer, a fake owl or motion sensor spider with limited results.
I recently came across a video from a conservation district illustrating an effective method to “share the space” with woodpeckers in a humane and non-destructive manner.
A long time customer has an old historic barn that was restored in the past 7 years. He asked for a solution to his woodpecker problem. I proposed that instead of simply fixing the holes, we provide a birdhouse for the woodpeckers to live. We put this plan to action by building 6 tall birdhouses and staining them to match the barn. We installed them into the side of the barn near the holes. The birds took notice and were actually sitting on top of the houses as I climbed down the ladder.
This approach is a very inexpensive and effective method to dealing with a common issue. Instead of denying the birds a place to live, provide them with their own refuge. In addition to solving the problem, you are also adding a unique decoration to your property.
At Cappi Painting & Decorating, we have 35 years of experience in the industry. Our staff has the knowledge, design and dependability to get the job done. Whether you need your home remodeled or help with a woodpecker problem, let Cappi Painting & Decorating professionally estimate a price for you! Give us a call today at 847-707-9810 or visit us online.