One thing I am sure I didn’t ask for from Santa for Christmas this year, was a woodpecker problem. I know I wasn’t good all the time, but I didn’t do anything that would put me on the naughty list! Okay, so maybe I can’t blame it on the big guy but I’ve got a real issue on my hands that I don’t exactly know what to do with! I’ve had mice before, but that’s obviously a very different problem and it had a much simpler solution; I can’t exactly set a trap for a woodpecker now can I!
I don’t know how long it has been happening either, which sounds crazy but my husband and I both work crazy hours so I guess it’s just been making it’s noise while we were gone. That or we’ve just been so distracted by the holiday season that we’ve ignored it which is an entirely plausible scenario. But actually the seasonal decorating is what brought the woodpecker problem to our attention. While he was hanging up the Christmas lights, my husband noticed some holes in the side of our home; at first he attributed them to knots in the wood but after seeing more than 5 he decided that that probably wasn’t the case and we started to do a little digging.
Did you know that it’s illegal to kill or trap woodpeckers? Yeah, like I said much different than a mouse problem. We’ve looked up a couple of DIY home solutions but I’m honestly worried about them working and with Christmas only a couple of weeks away I can’t deal with that. My parents and in-laws would not be happy if they woke up to the banging of what sounded like a tiny drum outside of their rooms. All I know is I have to get this woodpecker problem fixed as soon as possible so I can keep my stress levels low and the festivities high!