A woodpecker recently decided to take up pecking on the gable end of our garage. The critter even managed to peck a hole all the way through the wall and get a good start on a second hole before we realized how serious it was. So we got a bunch of old CDs and strung them up as a flashy deterrent.
Doesn’t it look festive?
The woodpecker hasn’t come back once in the two weeks since we hung the CDs up, so we’re counting them a total success. Not only that, but all 6 of them are still intact, even after a lot of banging around in the hurricane. We had sustained winds of 45 mph, and gusts to 67 mph; so that says something pretty impressive about the strength of CDs, dental floss, and plastic thumbtacks. They did all swing up and get stuck on the roof, but with the help of a rake and my nice tall teenager, we got them back down to proper hanging position.