Posts Tagged ‘woodpecker’

Birds – Feeding

Q: Do you have any information on attracting birds to backyards? Types of feeders, food, plants and watering containers are all part of the information I am seeking. A: Birds have the same needs as humans: food, shelter and water....

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Sapsucker – I.D and Control

Q: There are lots of small holes in my Bradford pear, making several rings around the trunk. Is this a borer or a bird? A: You are seeing the damage caused by a yellow-bellied sapsucker. This bird is a member...

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Woodpecker – Drumming on House

Q: We have a woodpecker pounding holes in our stucco house. What can we do? A: Owners of stucco and cedar-sided homes often report that woodpeckers bang on their exterior walls and gutters. The sharp “rattta – tat – tat”�...

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Honeybees – In House

Q: I don’t quite know how to advise my family about this problem with their house in Cocoa, FL. Bees have invaded the roof area. Some of the wood has been removed, but the spot is not very accessible. A:...

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‘Foster’ Holly – Identification

Q: I want to plant some holly bushes in my yard for birds to feed on the berries, but don’t know the name of the species growing around our courthouse. Large flocks of cedar waxwings descend on it during the...

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Woodpecker – Damage to Fascia

Q: What caused the damage to the fascia board on our house? This shows only a small portion of the damage, it goes all the way to the peak of the roof line. The “cavities” or “open tunnels” are about...

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Woodpecker – Prevention

Q: A small woodpecker-type bird is pecking large holes in the synthetic stucco facade of our chimney. What can we do to prevent this? A: Woodpecker “drumming” is common at this time of year. They seem to be making noise...

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Woodpecker – Prevention

Q: A small woodpecker-type bird is pecking large holes in the synthetic stucco facade of our chimney. What can we do to prevent this? A: Woodpecker “drumming” is common at this time of year. They seem to be making noise...

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Pileated Woodpecker – Hole in Tree

Q: What is eating holes in our live sourwood tree? What should we do? A: Jim Rogers, at Nearly Native Nursery, says: “In my personal experience observing woodpecker holes, the size of the chips removed and the rectangular-shaped hole appear...

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Camellia – Damaged By Squirrels

Q: My thirty-year-old sassanqua camellias are being murdered branch by branch. Something chews the bark off in rings and either kills them or allows fungus to kill them. What can I do? A: You’re seeing squirrel damage. I sometimes see...

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