Cost-effective woodpecker deterrence is simply a matter of coupling an effective deterrent with the knowledge of where the woodpecker is most likely to strike. The deterrent is the proven IPOLE-WPD Woodpecker Deterring System. On existing poles, the woodpecker has already supplied the blueprint. Cost-effective woodpecker deterrence involves targeting and applying a limited amount of IPOLE-WPD onto select areas of the wood structure. Such areas include:
– Peck-outs, around existing holes, and in other areas of demonstrated woodpecker activity;
– High stress areas of the structure; and– According to pattern of woodpecker activity on adjacent poles
– According to pattern of woodpecker activity on adjacent poles
Existing woodpecker activity areas provide an excellent blueprint for deterring these creatures of habit. In addition, review of woodpecker activity on adjacent structures can often identify patterns where treatment should also be considered. Tests have shown that coating these identified areas with IPOLE-WPD provides a high probability of successful deterrence. Woodpecker activity in high-stress areas of a structure can lead to significant reduction in its service life. These high-stress areas include down guys, cross arms, braces, insulators attachments, etc. Coating these attachment areas with IPOLE-WPD can reduce woodpecker activity and increase reliability.