Mother Nature FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can I contact for more details regarding pests?
Please contact the following:
Forest Products Lab, Madison, Wisconsin
Forintek, Vancouver, British Columbia
What can we do about woodpeckers making holes in our roof or siding?
The CSSB suggests that you install hawk/owl statues or silhouettes around your house to scare them off. Woodpeckers do not like the smell of mothballs, and placing these on or around the structure may also assist you.
Do you have any suggestions on what to do about wasps nesting under my cedar shakes?
Check with your local exterminator for more information.
View .PDF: WWPA-Insects Wood or Horn-tailed Wasps 9-94
Are squirrels attracted to cedar roofs?
The CSSB is not aware of a particular tendancy for squirrels to be attracted to cedar roofs. If squirrels are causing a problem, contact your local exterminator for more data.
How can we deal with insects?
View .PDF: FPL-Formosan Termite Detection LSU 3-06
View .PDF: FPL-Insects 2005
View .PDF: FPL-Insects BATS What You Should Know
View .PDF: FPL-Insects Carpenter Ants U of Nebraska 2004
View .PDF: FPL-Insects Carpenter Bees University of Kentucky Entomology 6-11
View .PDF: FPL-Insects Detecting & Identifying Termites 2-06