Relentless woodpeckers ruining my siding
My house has T-111 siding, and we can't afford to do anything except repair and paint it (which will do wonders, so I'm not complaining).
Woodpeckers have been pecking at it for a few years. Now there are holes in some of the siding panels, which the painter will replace.
What causes a house to be attacked by woodpeckers?
How do we stop them from returning?
How do the woodpeckers stay up there -- they aren't standing on the ground or the roof in every case? Do they hover like hummingbirds or just get lucky and their little claws can dig into the siding and hold them onto our house?
A remodeler I know said he sees a lot of houses that have been attacked by birds here in Massachusetts, and no one seems to know the cause.
Can any of you enlighten me?