Woodpeckers control

Old 06-15-20, 07:39 PM
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Woodpeckers control

Does anyone have first hand experience successfully deterring woodpeckers? I have a seasonal camp in NH. There is really only one tree that I really care about. If the woodpecker went after any other single tree on the property, it wouldn’t bother me so much, but this is the nicest Hemlock tree front and center. I need to find a way to make this woodpecker move on. I know that I cant harm it. Do the streamers work? Ive heard conflicting reports.
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Old 06-15-20, 07:50 PM
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Shiny streamers can work. Hanging some old CD's from branches can work.

Thinking out loud..... what about trying some suet feeders near the trees.
That may lure them from that tree.

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My old man hung the foil seal from a can of nuts on the back of his house and they now leave the cedar siding along. I hung a specific device I found on Amazon last year and it seems to be doing the trick on mine.
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The woodpecker is only attacking the tree because there are insects in it. If you could somehow remove the insects the woodpecker would go elsewhere.
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I agree, the woodpecker is there because he can hear the insects under the bark. Eventually he will grow accustomed to streamers or anything you put out but they work for a while. If you can keep changing your devices like try different ones and move them regularly to different locations it helps keep them from getting used to them. If he were pecking on your cabin I would say get an exterminator but for a tree there isn't a whole lot you can do.
Old 06-16-20, 06:37 AM
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The streamers would be a good interim method to keep the tree safe for now. My suggestion would be to contact your local Audubon Society and/or Wildlife Management agency. They would be able to suggest more permanent options to saving the tree.

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