If you’ve been following my newsletter, you know I have a woodpecker problem. Well, today I hung scare tape, a fake owl, and cleaned off the deck. My next plan to get rid of the woodpeckers is to spray the repellent I bought and fix the damage they’ve done to the decorative frame around my window. That requires renting a ladder tall enough, but I didn’t want to wait to get started scaring the woodpeckers away.
Preparing the scare tape
To prepare the scare tape I first reinforced it with duct tape on one end and tied them with hemp cord onto my deck railing. Only a square knot would hold hemp together, so I’m glad I went to girls’ camp and learned all about knots as a teen. Let’s hope this works!
Unfortunately, while I was outside, I noticed weeds are taking over the grass. Guess that’ll be my next nonwriting project.
Then I cleaned off the deck!
Let’s not forget the fake owl!
I just hung him on the edge of my hammock for now. I’m hoping to put him higher once I rent the ladder. No, he’s not electronic or another, but we get wind here.
I’ll let you know if it works to get rid of the woodpeckers. Stay tuned!
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