Woodpecker issue

Asked March 3, 2016, 2:52 PM EST

Hello, we have a severe woodpecker issue. Our home has become riddled with holes and we can not seem to figure out how to handle this issue. Do you have any programs to help relocate the woodpeckers? We live in a wooded area in Burnsville and can't quite figure out why the woodpecker would prefer our home over all the trees around it.

Dakota County Minnesota woodpeckers

1 Response

This is a very frustrating problem. There are several things that you can try to stop them. They are protected birds, so you need to be careful.

Here are some links that will help:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/wildlife/woodpeckers-and-siding/
http://dnr.state.mn.us/livingwith_wildlife/woodpeckers/index.html. There is a link to a very good publication at the bottom of the page of this link.

You may need to try several deterrents and change them frequently. Good luck!