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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 01:26 PM
Woodpecker repellant


Anyone know of any product that will dissuade a pesky woodpecker from using my house as a beak sharpener? Any kind of spray or goop that works on sending them elsewhere? Or is it like having morning glory and goatheads.... only way to get rid of them is to MOVE.



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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 01:38 PM


Some tips here:
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/wp_about/control.html

If that fails:
http://www.crosman.com/pumpmaster-760-rifle-177
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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 01:58 PM


Great site, Maderita. BTW, already got the bb gun oiled up and a semi-blind set up as well, but they are very spooky and cagy little varmints.



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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 02:11 PM


A plastic Owl works with birds, I remember at my sisters garden birds were eating it alive so I put one of those rubber snakes on top and birds disappeared pronto.....



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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 03:44 PM


Check with your county wildlife folks...They may have an idea.. I had them do almost 12000 dollars damage to the cedar sideing on our chalet...Ended up shooting them...Once they start they don't leave...



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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 04:15 PM


12 gauge :biggrin:



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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 04:20 PM


OH NO! Hard on the siding..I used .22 Shot cartridges...



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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 04:39 PM


My Daisy Power Pump is more sporting than shot. You have to actually SHOOT. Not that my shot shoots any better than it used to.... shoot..... never thought of that...
sh.. oot.... :(




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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 04:45 PM


Not a sport...



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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 05:11 PM


buddha are you sure its a woodpecker and not a woodc-ck or American Snipe they would raise H e ll on our buildings in MT we
would killem N grillem very tasty birds, just have to have a bird hunting stamp and good to go I prefer the 10.22 they fast and wiley, I would just snipe them off the side off the cabin no problemo





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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 05:13 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chuckie  
Not a sport...




And yes CHUCK it is a sport




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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 05:22 PM


Nah its bird murder...and that stuff you wrote about snipe and woodc-ck is bullchit



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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 05:43 PM


I wonder what would happen if you installed an owl box.
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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 05:45 PM


anything is wortha try..BUt we tried all that stuff..nuttin worked cept killingthem..



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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 06:08 PM


Yep, quite a troublesome pest. I'd use the BB gun. First go out a site it in at the range you think you'll be at. BB guns are really distance orientated. Just a few feet will make a big difference. Being it's your gun you probably already know this. If you're going to shoot the pest in the States you better check with the local cops and maybe the game department. It can get really ugly if you're not allowed to kill or harass birds in some areas. Down here BLAST away.

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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 06:09 PM


We were able to deter them by hanging up plastic ribbon where they were working on the side of the house. They need soething to stand on/cling to . That is where the ribbon was stapled.
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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 06:46 PM


Daisy it is. Y'er all right.... it is Burd Mirder... and it can be somewhat sporting, eh old chap? I agree with the owl box idea, I have a rubber snake on the aluminum rafters of my carport where LBJ's like to hunker in and poop all over everything. Now there's poop on the snake. Da Boid gotta go... sleep wit' da fiches.

And Wolfie, I did hunt snipe as a youngster. Never got one in the gunny-sack tho... ;)




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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 07:09 PM


The little buggers hammer on my satellite dish and after a while manage to get it out of alignment.
An owl maybe the answer, but where do I get one.?


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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 08:31 PM


There are lots of them on eBay, take your choice:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Yard-Garden-Outdoor-Living/159912/i....
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[*] posted on 5-14-2017 at 08:59 PM


Owl Box

Be kind of cool to have. I have a couple friends in San Diego county that built these and, sho'nuff, owls moved in.

Hmmmmm, THIS says they're easy to get rid of.... sure doesn't sound that way here, though!
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