Hi, I have a woodpecker which has been pecking the heck out of the wood siding of my home. I don't see any type of insects, but was told there are probably beetles in the wood. What product(s) do you recommend that would either kill any type of insect and/or the Beetles? Thanks so much!
If you review our WOODPECKER CONTROL article, you'll learn in fact there are many types of insects these birds might targeting. This time of year the most common include CARPENTER BEES and POWDERPOST BEETLES. Now if you have cedar or some other wood covering on the home, you'll need to do a thorough inspection of the wood siding and attempt to figure out just which insect (or insects) it specifically might be. This is important because the treatments can vary depending on each and really there is no simple "one spray kills all" method that can be employed. So what can you do now to stop the birds from damaging your home?
For now, I recommend you get some ATTACK SPIDERS and install them where the wood peckers are most active. This will stop them from pecking and doing further damage. During this interim, I also suggest you spend some time trying to figure out what insect might be nesting on the siding. Again, it's paramount that the woodpeckers food source is identified if you are to get any kind of long term control established.
Now if you can't figure this out yourself, give any pest control company a call. Most all will come out and do an initial inspection free of charge. And once you get the home inspected and secure a reasonable explanation on just what is nesting in the wood, you'll be able to decide if you want to hire the service company to do the work or get the products they'd be using from us and do the work yourself.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Woodpecker Control: http://www.woodpecker-control.com/woodpecker-control
Carpenter Bee Control: http://www.carpenterbees.com/carpenter-bee-control
Powderpost Beetle Article: http://www.powderpostbeetles.com/powderpost-beetle-control
Attack Spider: http://www.bugspraycart.com/repellents/visual/attack-spider-w18-line