1. The suggestions in this article may work, and they may not. A woodpecker pounding on the side of your house or on a metal vent cap at 5 AM, or any other time, can be quite annoying and also result in some expensive repairs to the wood siding on your house. thank goodness I do not have a problem with him pecking on my house.

Look for loose, rotting wood both inside and outside the house.

This is very interesting, Pearl...The woodpecker photos are gorgeous. If you notice woodpecker damage to your trees and you are wondering how to deter woodpeckers from ruining your landscaping, consider wrapping them in affordable burlap bags. Close off openings on the sides to prevent birds from becoming trapped between the netting and the house.

Check for bees' nests in the rafters.

Cover all holes as soon as possible. I have one who comes to visit a dead tree in my yard.

Go to your attic or the area of your house closest to where the woodpecker has been pecking. The flashing will stop the pecking at that spot because: 1) it is metal, 2) it changes the sound, and 3) woodpeckers don’t like shiny objects. Thanks for sharing this with us. You may also want to plug the holes with wood putty to discourage further activity. Place aluminum flashing over the areas where the woodpecker is pecking. I am sure it did not help that my house … Woodpeckers usually won't try pecking through the bag.
He doesn't come to often and doesn't stay long. If you use netting, make sure it is taut and set at least 3 inches from the siding to avoid birds pecking through it. To a woodpecker, wood siding on a house is really not that different than a tree, so it does make sense that a woodpecker would intentionally or mistakenly, find some unlucky homes for drilling and drumming. If you see signs of an insect infestation, take measures to get it treated right away. Just make sure that the woodpecker is not living in your home.

These are all signs of an insect infestation. 2. Angels are on the way :) ps By David Figura | dfigura@nyup.com It’s 5:30 a.m. and you’re suddenly woken up by the noise of a woodpecker pecking … Look for dead insects lying on the windowsills and in corners. Try the easy ones first, you may get lucky. Pecking Purpose. Woodpecker pecking down my house one peck at a time!!