For many people, encountering a woodpecker is quite an enchanting experience ... at first. It’s not often that we are given a glimpse of these wild critters in their wild habitats, so it’s actually quite wonderful to see it from time to time. That is, of course, until the woodpecker in question starts tapping’ on the side of your home, causing all sorts of damage, not to mention the noise. It’s pretty safe to say that these creatures can be quite hard work when they’re uninvited.
Wooden homes are obviously going to come under attack from woodpeckers, or those with wooden siding and panels. More often than not, the woodpecker is confusing your home with another great wooden structure — a tree. Also, with wooden features on your home you do run the risk of having bugs that often come with the material. If a bird senses food, it's going to try and go after it.
A small pecked hole soon becomes a very large pecked hole, and this not only leaves you with a sometimes costly repair bill on your hands, but also potentially problems with other wild animal invaders too. It takes a hole just the size of a quarter to let in a mouse, and it won’t take long before a rat can chew the hole to get through. Other animals come along then, attracted by the scents and pheromones, and as the animals get progressively bigger, so do the holes they create to gain access to your most prized possession — your home.
Preventing all of these things — this seemingly catastrophic chain of events — is easy when you stop ANY animal taking advantage of your home. This is when learning how to keep woodpeckers away from the house comes in quite handy.