Removing trees, treating for pests that woodpeckers may be feeding on and providing birds with ready-made houses are all effective ways to discourage birds from making holes. Woodpeckers may create holes when foraging fo... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

The easiest way to prevent woodpecker damage is to redirect the birds to more suitable sites for drumming, feeding and nesting. If redirection does not work, people can try scaring the birds, covering the wood the birds ... More » Pets & Animals Birds

The icemakers of some brands of refrigerators are dependent upon refrigerator temperature. Such interruptions occur because the timers that determine the ice freeze time and harvest time are disrupted when the thermostat... More » Home & Garden Appliances Refrigerators & Freezers

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

To deter woodpeckers, use a physical deterrent made of netting, hang objects that move or make noise, place nesting boxes and feeders for the birds, and spray hot sauce where the birds commonly visit. In addition, check ... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

The most humane and effective ways of getting rid of woodpeckers are using lightweight netting and visual deterrents. The lightweight netting stops all birds, not just woodpeckers, from entering an area, and visual deter... More » Home & Garden Pest Control

Ants, aphids, caterpillars, birds, deer, gophers and mealy bugs are common vegetable garden pests. Scales, mice, stink bugs, slugs and snails are additional pests that are known to bother vegetable plants. More » Home & Garden Pest Control