We have a metal light outside our porch and there is a woodpecker that keeps coming around every morning and is pecking at it. He’s making a racket as well as dents in the fixture. What can I use to keep him away?
Woodpeckers will be “sounding” like this most every spring as explained in our Woodpecker Pecking article. Fortunately this should only be a problem in the spring, around mating time, but in some cases it does persist if the woodpecker is left to do as it wishes. There are a few things you can do to keep him away. We’ve had good results with both the Bird Tape and the Moving Spider. Set these up just above the fixture and they will make him stay away. Take them down after 2 weeks and in most cases he won’t return but if he does, keep installing the devices as needed till he’s gone for good.
Here are direct links to the information and products mentioned above:
Woodpecker Control: http://www.woodpecker-control.com/woodpecker-control
Moving Spider: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page1658.html