Prevent woodpeckers from damaging houses by installing tactile, visual and sound deterrents on the exterior of the houses. Set suet in the yard; the birds may choose the suet over damaging the house. More » Pets & Animals Birds

To deter woodpeckers, choose vinyl or metal siding or paint cedar or other wood siding to avoid attracting the birds. Alternately, cover the affected areas with nylon netting, and install metal flashing on window sills a... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

Ways to prevent woodpecker damage include using visual and audio deterrents, movements and decoy birds. Denying the birds access to the areas they most frequent also helps get rid of them. More » Home & Garden Pest Control Furry Pests

The 215 species of woodpeckers, which are native to all continents except Antarctica and Australia, peck at up to 20 times per second. These birds peck and drum to get at food, store food, make nests, establish territory... More »

Removal from a house is accomplished by redirecting woodpeckers to a nearby location or by making the area less enticing. Redirection involves providing a nearby source for what they are seeking, which is generally insec... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

Prevent babies from getting mosquito bites by keeping houses and yards clean and tidy, using screens and nets and dressing them in protective clothing. Avoid using products with strong fragrances, and use insect repellen... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Prevent dust accumulation in your house by eliminating clutter, reducing the use of textiles around the house and regularly wiping surfaces using damp cloths, recommends HGtv. Using an air purifier reduces humidity and s... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance