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Flickers inspect tree

Flickers inspect tree trunks and branches for wood-boring beetles and other insects throughout the year. If a flicker is pecking on your house the bird is probably gathering insects, or their eggs or larva. Physical evidence of this behavior includes soft pecking in straight lines that result in dime-sized holes. Once they have established a feeding pattern on a house, flickers can be very persistent, and the holes they create may attract other flickers. So, it is important to get them to stop as soon as possible. These birds are protected by law but you can find information online on how to deter them. Note that the flickers may be doing you a favor by drawing attention to an insect infestation. For the long term, you’ll need to control the insects if you have an infestation, and then make any necessary repairs or modifications with wood filler, caulk, or other materials. You may want to consult a licensed pest-control operator on how to remove the insects and eliminate future infestations. If you would like to learn more about our local winter bird population join us on Friday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m. when there will be a presentation on The Birds of Winter. Bristlecone Audubon meets in Room 208 of the DCIT Building at Great Basin College (1050 Chilton Circle). For more information contact us at Newly updated units available! • 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Floor Plans • Pet Friendly • Central air • Gas heat • Open concept • Walk-in closets 505 Copper Street, Elko 775.753.6575 • Private balcony/patio • W/D hookups MOVE-IN SPECIAL Available for a limited time. 1/2 OFF THE FIRST MONTH’S RENT! For floor plans or to apply online visit:

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