Nick Castro, owner of Nick’s Extreme Pest Control in California, has been in the pest control industry for over 20 years.
He has seen many strange things in his career, but recently he stumbled upon a discovery that stunned him.
Castro was called into the house to deal with a woodpecker that was damaging the siding by putting acorns in holes he had made.
As he crashed into the wall to remove the acorns, he was met by an endless stream of acorns pouring out.
“They kept coming and coming, non-stop,” Castro said. Dodo.
“It was believed that acorns are only a quarter of the height of the wall. It turned out that they were piled in a heap right up to the attic of the house.
Castro made a few more holes throughout the house, but the acorns, weighing about 700 pounds, continued to spill out, filling eight large trash bags.
According to the pest fighter, the bird kept acorns throughout the house, creating clear woodpecker burrows everywhere.
“You would think that this bird stores food everywhere,” Castro said.
“The bird completely destroyed the house from the outside with holes made. Acorns were strewn all over the siding and trim.”
Castro said the bird was “crazy”.
“We actually saw him there when we were there, putting new ones in the holes he created,” he said.
The bird passed the acorns through the chimney, punching hundreds of holes in the wood paneling around it, and then flew out through the vents in the attic.
“The acorns were stacked from the bottom floor about 20 feet into the attic,” Castro said.
At Nick’s Extreme Pest Control, “All animals are treated humanely and never euthanized” and this case was no exception.
The woodpecker was left alone, and the homeowners simply patched up holes outside the house.
It was hoped that the addition of new vinyl siding would encourage the bird to find a new place to store food, which would ultimately be better for the bird, whose hard work finding acorns would be in vain.
“I have never seen anything like this before,” Castro said.
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