Why Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

Why Woodpeckers Peck Wood?


Woodpeckers usually peck on the wooden siding (cedar and redwood, especially) because it contains insects, usually wood-boring insect larvae such as the leafcutter bee.


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Holes drilled into a siding - woodpeckers usually peck on the wooden siding (cedar and redwood, especially) because it contains insects, usually wood-boring insect larvae such as the leafcutter bee. In the summer, woodpeckers peck for larvae. In the fall and spring, many kinds of insects go into openings to hibernate for the winter but move around when cold nights are followed by warm days.

Woodpeckers detect this insect movement and peck through the siding to get to them. They often drill 5 or 6 holes, 1/2 inch in diameter. In panel siding, the holes are in a straight line, usually horizontal.


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