Ideas to coat underside of porch to keep woodpecker

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Hopefully someone can give me an idea here. We have a 4 seasons porch one one side of the house. A few years ago I put two layers of foam board insulation to the underside to keep the temperature under control during the winter. So what happened is that in the last two years I have had this annoying woodpecker making holes on the foam and making a mess. I have taped over the holes and the little guy picks another area to make another hole. I have no idea how to trap a woodpecker so I am wondering if I can coat/paint the underside of the foam with a coat that will be hard enough to keep the little guy away. I thought I could use some type of underbody paint. I would like it to be brown to match the wood. Any ideas?

 

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Can you post a pic?

What about some sheet aluminium or UPVC sheet plastic? 

 

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Hopefully someone can give me an idea here. We have a 4 seasons porch one one side of the house. A few years ago I put two layers of foam board insulation to the underside to keep the temperature under control during the winter. So what happened is that in the last two years I have had this annoying woodpecker making holes on the foam and making a mess. I have taped over the holes and the little guy picks another area to make another hole. I have no idea how to trap a woodpecker so I am wondering if I can coat/paint the underside of the foam with a coat that will be hard enough to keep the little guy away. I thought I could use some type of underbody paint. I would like it to be brown to match the wood. Any ideas?
25 Years ago a neighbor had a horrible problem with the red headed wood peckers. I did some research for a deterrent. I found a 110v device that omitted a noise they cant stand. He bought it and NO more wood peckers. He has since moved otherwise I would give you the model #.

 
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Some put rubber snakes out. Not sure it helps. Also like a predator bird dummy owl or hawk. I use the electronic repellents for mice in garage do not know if that works on birds. They do work great on mice. 

 

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Thank you for all the ideas. I will start by researching electronic devices. I found some called Bird-X but they may be too powerful. I just wanted them out of a small area.

 

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I had squirrels chewing on our pergola this summer.  Painted the area with ghost pepper salsa.  No more chewing!

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