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A Bird and Bee Problem in House SidingAuthor(s): Louis F. Wilson; Henry A. Huber
Source: Research Note NC-209. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionPlywood house siding made to simulate reverse board-and-batten design is sometimes attacked by woodpeckers because leaf-cutting bees, their prey, make nests in holes in the plywood core. The problem can be prevented by plugging the holes before nesting occurs. If nesting does occur, the nest should be destroyed and then the holes plugged.
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CitationWilson, Louis F.; Huber, Henry A. 1976. A Bird and Bee Problem in House Siding. Research Note NC-209. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordswoodpeckers, plywood siding, leaf-cutting bees, bee nests
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