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If you have a woodpecker around your home, you
know that these can be incredibly disruptive
animals. They make a large amount of noise, and
can do a significant amount of damage to the side
or roof of your home.
Because of their very strong beaks, they are able
to peck away at the siding or roof of your home,
leaving numerous holes that can allow water, bugs,
and even the woodpecker to gain access into the
walls of your home. This can be incredibly
dangerous to the health of your home and can also
create a nightmare in terms of trying to make your
house a place that you truly love living in.
What makes this challenge even more daunting is
that getting rid of a woodpecker is not the
easiest thing. These animals carry a lot of
diseases that can be dangerous, so coming in
contact with them is not something you want to do.
Plus, you take the risk of them attacking and
harming you. So, what are you to do?
For some, the solution they would like to
implement is a permanent one. They would prefer to
simply resolve this issue by killing the
woodpecker so that they will not have to deal with
it anymore. If this sounds like the best option
for you and you are wanting to know how to kill a
woodpecker let's give you some other thoughts
before deciding to take this action.
First of all, it is important for you to
understand that in some areas of the country it is
illegal to kill these birds. You are taking a risk
by deciding that this is the option you must
implement. What this means for you is that before
you decide to do anything you should check with
your local government to see if this is even
permissible. The last thing you want to do is find
yourself paying a heavy fine or spending some time
in jail because of the stupid woodpecker.
If you find that this is acceptable to do, then
there are a couple of different things that will
aid you to be able to permanently resolve the
situation. The first is the use of a kind of bird
trap that has a mechanism inside that works much
in the same way that a mousetrap does. When the
bird comes inside the birdhouse, a bar snaps
across, killing the woodpecker in your problem is
resolved. Kind of gruesome, but it does work.
The other option that you have is to go with a
sticky trap. This is nothing more than a sheet of
wood or paper that you attached to the side of
your home that has a glue-like material on it.
When the bird lands on the glue it gets stuck, and
is unable to get away.
Either one of these kinds of traps will do the job
for you. It is simply a matter of you deciding
which alternative works best for you and then
going with it.
For more information, you may want to
click on one of these guides that I wrote:
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- learn from great examples of bird
jobs I've done.