Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Woodpecker Damage - Electricity Pole or Telegraph Pole

Woodpecker Damage - Electricity Pole or Telegraph Pole

Woodpeckers can and do damage wooden transmission posts such as Electricity and Telegraph Poles.

There are over two hundred species of woodpecker and two species of wrynecks worldwide. Of these, three species of woodpecker and one species of wryneck are found in the UK.

These birds cause damage to Electricity and Telegraph Poles. Just as they would with a tree trunk they use their powerful peaks to make holes. 

A hole filler can be used to effect a repair. This solution repairs woodpecker damaged poles by using a filler. Used correctly it strengthens the damaged pole, avoids expensive replacements and reduces the chances of rot developing as a consequence of the holes. This solution can only be applied in certain scenarios based on the number, extent and distance between holes.

This method not only help reduce work in replacing poles, but also reduces contempt for the birds as their impact is lessened proportionally.

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