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Repelling Woodpeckers

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    LESLIE: Tony in Florida is dealing with some woodpeckers (does a Woody Woodpecker imitation) but he’s not laughing. (Tom and Leslie chuckle)

    TOM: Was that your best Woody Woodpecker impression?
    LESLIE: (overlapping voices) It was a pathetic attempt but I tried. (Tom chuckles)
    Hey, Tony. Welcome.
    TONY: Hi. How are you?
    LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Good and you?
    TOM: (overlapping voices) Excellent.
    TOM: Oh, not too bad except for the woodpeckers. (Leslie chuckles)
    TOM: Alright. So, where are they attacking, Tony?
    TONY: They’re attacking my fascia that is – styrofoam fascia underneath the soffit.
    TOM: OK.
    TONY: And as soon as I patch one hole, they’re right next to me drilling another.
    TOM: OK. If you don’t mind the fact that it would be unsightly, a little trick of the trade here is to hang some aluminum pie pans off of that soffit. Maybe you can attach them to a gutter or something like that and let them twirl in the breeze. It tends to really drive the woodpeckers crazy and I’ve seen them leave a house and go bother the neighbor by doing this.
    LESLIE: (chuckles) Yeah, and once they’re gone you can take them down; we’re not talking about leaving them up forever.
    TONY: Oh, definitely, definitely. Because this is only a seasonal thing that they come here in the spring – probably, to nest – and then they’ll be gone after everything is gone. But will I have to be doing this every year?
    TOM: You know, you might; depends. I would go ahead and give it a try and see if that takes care of them.
    TONY: Well, I’ll do that. I’ll get some pie pans and see what happens.
    TOM: Alright. And think about all the cherry pie you have to eat to collect those, too, OK, Tony? (Tony laughs) Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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