how much wood can a woodpecker peck, if a woodpecker could peck wood? – how to get rid woodpeckers!

Okay, sorry for the title, I might seem crazy but we were almost going crazy last two weeks, and had to tell y’all!

So one saturday morning, I was drowsy and decided to sleep again after praying fajr and was expecting a nice nap. But then suddenly this horrible noise woke me up!
It reminded me of the sound when there were roofers nailing new shingles on the roof! drrrrrrdd…drrrrddd….it kept on pecking beside our master bedroom and it stopped.
I thought that was it! but then the next morning, same time, it was pecking again! and this time it was more then once! Hubster ran outside and shoed them off.
and the next day, it came pecking again, only this time, it’s at the same time of morning (it’s amazing how even birds have a schedule in their life! I’m inspired! lol) and also 5 other times during the day and at different spots of the house!
My house was like it was under attack!!! It was horrible! and little Lala was so scared of the noise she cried everytime and “topp…toooopp” (for stop).
Hubster was determined to end it.
He bought a dozen fake plastic snakes online to scare them off and after two loong pecking days it finally arrived! It looks like this:

We had so much hopes it would work! He took his tall ladders and put it all over the roof and anywhere he thought the woodpeckers would be.
And we waited…..
But the next morning, the woodpeckers came and did its morning shift pecking our house! I was getting hopeless but hubster optimistically said when the sun comes it will work! It had to! I wanted to believe it, except.. they came again throughout the day! arghh…
But don’t worry, this story has a happy ending! because hubster went online again and bought a sparkly ribbon called Holographic Bird Scare Tape, 2 inch x 100 feet and it looked like this:

20140415-104438.jpgand taped it allover the house. On the sidings, the roof, and in this pic, hubster tucked it in a window from the outside, like so:image

and amazingly, it worked! The ribbon flutters and flies with the wind and scares off the woodpeckers! It’s been 3 days and no pecking!
A happy family with happy sleepers now!

See you next time πŸ˜‰


2 thoughts on “how much wood can a woodpecker peck, if a woodpecker could peck wood? – how to get rid woodpeckers!

  1. this title had me laughing, sorry I can’t imagine how annoying that must have been, but you made it sound so funny lol… I’ve never heard of those glitter things, how cool! Glad you guys found a solution πŸ™‚

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