Woodpeckers

Asked July 15, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

How to get rid of woodpeckers and carpenter ants. Is their something that I can use to treat the deck to get rid of the pests

Cuyahoga County Ohio insect issues

1 Response

Here is a fact sheet for dealing with nuisance woodpeckers :http://icwdm.org/handbook/birds/bir_e139.pdf

Here are some fact sheets on carpenter ants:
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/pdf/2063.pdf
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/pdf/2064.pdf
http://ohioline.osu.edu/lines/pests.html

The last link will take to you a series of OSU fact sheets on insects in and around the home. I would also recommend you check out the carpenter bee fact sheet, as woodpeckers frequently go after them in the wooden siding (and other areas) of homes.