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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-09-19 7:37 pm   Permalink

How about putting half round dowels or halved bamboo on the areas the are pecking?
You could even paint the bamboo white to match.


 
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jimsflies
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Posted: 2016-09-19 9:06 pm   Permalink

Interesting idea. I could probably make more PVC bamboo. That should make it less fun to peck.

I have an extra stick of uncut pvc bamboo in the garage, I'll dig it out and see how I think it will look later this week.

However, it still leaves the carved sides exposed.

I'm hopeful the owl decoy was what kept it from pecking the two posts closest to the owl.

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jimsflies
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Posted: 2016-09-22 06:48 am   Permalink

The pecker has been back every day this week to wreak havoc. The owl decoys are essentially confirmed not to make a difference. I found something called irri-tape that is a holographic metallic material that I hung from the string lights around each post last night. Hopefully that will keep it at bay for now. Those metallic strips don't look very "tiki" at all.

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-09-22 09:05 am   Permalink

You should see what we go through living near the woods as we do.
I get a kick out of the animal lovers that think they do no harm to any animal all the while the roads houses and buildings we put up pushes all the wild life in the small woods left.

we can sit in the hot tub and hear the screams of something being eaten at night and
that may be a good way to go as being crushed by a car or starving may be the other way they die.

The raccoon's, skunks, herons, woodpeckers, mice, chipmunks, ants, termites, bees, stink bugs, groundhogs, deer, wild cats that people dump in our area, crows, attack our home, garden and pond 24/7

Not to mention the TONS of garden pests that get our things we grow, If you think for one minute that they can grow anything with out using any pesticides your wrong.
We use very little pesticides but it's hard and we lose a lot.

Good luck, it's tough to beat mother nature.


 
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jimsflies
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Posted: 2016-10-10 07:15 am   Permalink

The Irri-tape seems to work. The pecker hasn't been back since hanging it. Not sure if thats the long term solution due to not looking very good, but its working for now.


I tried my hand at doing a little rope wrapping on the front roof supports. Not sure if I did it right, but it dresses them up a little. I also added more netting under the roof overhang.



 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-10-10 07:28 am   Permalink

Looks good! I burn and shellac the rope and that looks good too plus may help save it a bit.

Hey that rope wrapping could be used at the top of the poles the woodpeckers are hitting.
Would think they can't peck rope.
If you paint rope white that would help protect rope from our wonderful weather too.


 
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jimsflies
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Posted: 2016-10-11 04:07 am   Permalink

Those are great ideas. I wonder how the rope would look a maroon color to match the carvings?

 
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