As you can see, the woodpecker caused some visible and serious damage to the home.
I cleaned the area, stuffed the opening with steel mesh, and sealed it in place with wood putty.
Then to deter the woodpecker from pecking another hole, I added two Intimidator bird flashers. The Intimidator reflects the suns rays as the wind spins it around and gives off Ultra Violet "flashes" (ultra violet is a color that birds can see but humans can not).
The woodpeckers will relate the UV flashes as a danger and stay away. This is a humane and effective visual deterrent to prevent the woodpeckers from causing any further damage to the home.
This woodpecker doesn’t think that this home in Manasquan, NJ is building, it thinks it’s a giant hollowed-out tree.