One of the best woodpecker deterrents out there, especially for stucco surfaces, is Beakguard Woodpecker Deterrent Paint. This is a very creative and effective solution for woodpecker stucco damage.
- Colors – Portabello, Whitestone, White, and Sandstone
- Pros – Long lasting and effective woodpecker repellent. Paint has a high quality finish.
- Cons – This is an invasive solution which requires more work than most woodpecker deterrents.
- Guarantee – I haven’t been able to find any literature on Stuc-O-Flex’s website to indicate that there is any sort of product guarantee or warranty. However, Amazon usually allows returns within 30 days.
This specially formulated woodpecker deterrent paint sends a warning signal to the woodpecker which causes them to abandon the area. They do not fancy the smell nor taste of the paint and are immediately disinterested in pecking the coated area.
The manufacturer states that this woodpecker repellent paint has a 70% success rate in deterring woodpeckers but I believe they are being very conservative.
People have had a tremendous amount of success with this product. This can be a pricey option but it’s sure to pay dividends in the long run. Beakguard is an extremely effective product to deter woodpeckers.
The only downside is that the paint is offered in just 4 colors: Portabello, Whetstone, White, and Sandstone. As long as you can make these colors work, it is definitely a worthwhile investment.
According to Stuc-O-Flex International, the manufacturer of Beakguard, “Although specifically formulated for EIFS and existing acrylic finishes, BeakGuard® is easily applied to virtually any exterior surface including wood, fiber-cement, stucco, aluminum or vinyl.”
Overall, I’d recommend this product to anyone who hasn’t had luck with visual or audio deterrents. I would certainly try other types of woodpecker deterrents before resorting to repainting your house unless the birds are only attacking a confined area.
Beakguard Woodpecker Deterrent Paint is most certainly a quality product to stop woodpeckers. If you are suffering from woodpecker stucco damage, you will not regret using Beakguard!
Head over to the how to get rid of woodpeckers on stucco page for more information.
You can also head to the Repair Woodpecker Damage page for help on fixing woodpecker holes.
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