Over the weekend, a pair of woodpeckers decided to start pecking away at our wooden balcony. We recently took a couple of dead trees down (which had evidence of woodpeckers), but left one trunk up, to a safe height, for their benefit...and this is how they repay me?
When I am at home, I am able to scare them away by just walking close to the window next to the balcony. But I cannot be at home all the time and am afraid that they will completely destroy the balcony - they already pecked a nice size hole in one spot. Any ideas on how to discourage/frighten them away, without hurting them?