Woodpecker Problem

Asked October 18, 2019, 1:53 PM EDT

A woodpecker has put a hole in my house. I heard tapping then went out to see what was going on and there is a very round hole about 2 inches across. The other side of the hole in my 2nd floor crawl space. I haven't gone in there yet but I hear no noise! What do you suggest to repair, divert and discourage this from continuing to happen? I would appreciate an answer as soon as possible! Thanks very much!

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Hi, The woodpecker may be looking for a place to nest, so you should follow these suggestions from the MN DNR: https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/assistance/backyard/livingwith_wildlife/woodpecker-control.pdf