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PAGE 8-A HOGANSVCILLE HERALD - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014 2479 West Point Rd. LaGrange, Ga. (706) 885-1000 www.dudleysoutdoors.com dudley@dudley By ANDY KOBER The Hogansville City Council has approved a special use permit that allow a churchto be established on Marshal Street. &p.U lic h ringwas held on the Special use permh and nocomments were offered by,any attending the meeting. iDuring Monday's council meeting, Co cfl member Jimmy Norred motioned to approve the permit with the condition the building be compliant with all Hogansville codes and be ADA compliant - which means the building must be handicap accessible. The motion was unanimously approved. The name of the church will be La Case del Alfarero, which translates as The Potter's House. No information was provided on when the church will actually open. Reclaimed Heart Pine floors, Log and Southern Cedar Siding in this 1,500 Sq. Ft. Cabin. Corner stonework to allow for usage stove. Also heated with propane. Fully equipped kitchen, Corian countertops, with built in microwave, gas stove and dishwasher. 48 Acres 2.5+ Acre Lake 2-Story Barn Fenc- ing. Paving 2 Wells Creek & Food Plots The lake has been under pond management practices, fetilization, two fish feeders and is fully stocked with Bass, Catfish and Bream. There is a wire-backed, four board fence around the yard to contain pets with automatic gate opener. of woodburnlng 3BR/2BA, re- modeled kitchen, hot tub exercise room off the master bedroom, also , large screened porch off of master bed- room, large greatroom with Buck Stove in- sert. By BRIAN MADDY, COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT Trying to prevent this or stop this behavior can be very frustrating. We've already started to Woodpeckers range over get calls about those pesky much of the eastern United woodpeckers who can wake States arid northwestern you from a sound sleep, states. Sometimes they'll keep itWoodpeckers range in up for weeks on end in the size from seven inches to soy- woods surrounding your enteen inches. house. They are usually very dis- When they're doing it on tinctly colored. your home it's another mat- The woodpeckers that ter. inhabit the woods in our part Normally, woodpeckers of the state include the are looking for food. Pileated, Red-bellied, Red- It's usuallynot a good sign cockaded, Northern Flicker, to hear woodpeckers in a pine Red-headed, Downy, Hairy stand. It can indicate that pine and Yellow-bellied beetles are present. Sapsucker. They use their pecking toThe Yellow-bellied knock out the bugs from Sapsucker is the one who behind the bark so they can makes the parallel, horizon- gobble them up. tel lines of evenly spaced They will usually knock holes on trees in the hope that afewtimes, then hop to anoth- when the sal leaks out, er spot a fewinches away and insects will be attracted. try again. Keep in mind that Wood- These holes will be in a peckers are protected under horizontal pattern, the North American They seem to prefer Migratory Bird Act and it is board and batten siding a federal offense to kill a where leaf cutter bees store woodpecker or disturb a leaf-wrapped larvae in gaps woodpecker den. in the siding. Non-lethal control strate- Their long, chisel shapedgies must be implemented biUis ideal for drumming and before permission will be pounding on wood. granted to implement lethal They can hop around on control. vertical surfaces easily.How do we discourage because of their unique tee them from attacking out arr ange L toesPOint- homes? There are usually tllfff0rwardanda. vo'pointing four steps't0take. The first backwards, step is to cover the cavity This is called zygodactylopening as soon as you notice feet. The tendons in their toes a hole appearing. and distinctive leg muscles Use metal flashing and allow them to move effort- later paint to match the sid- lessly on trees, ing. Make sure they are not The long drumming on already living in your home. your gutters and trees may The second step is to also be a way of attracting harass and scare the wood- females, especially during pecker away from your early spring and extending home. to July. Some strategies that may They may also be trying work are spraying them with to shake the ants out of the a garden hose, hanging up dead leaves and debris that shiny foil or Mylar tape along accumulates in your gutters, your soffit. Where woodpeckers Scary balloons and large cross over the line is when mechanical spiders that drop theyarepeckingawayatyour down from the noise may cedar or redwood siding try- scare them away. ing to make a nest cavity. Distress audio tapesrnay i I I For information leading to an arrest or recovery of two trucks taken from also work. Banging a metal garbage can lid is another tactic. Using a fake owl doesn't work well unless you're will- ing to move it every day. If it's placed on the roof or chimney, it requires a lot of ladder climbing. Placing suet feeders in the yard to get them away from the house may also attract them. A third way is to use the exclusion method. This requires hanging lightweight plastic bird net- ting extending away from the house wall. This method prevents the woodpecker from getting close to the house and may be a long term solution. The fourth method may be the most effective but may be the most expensive. Contact a professional wildlife removal company that will trap the woodpeck- er. This may require a wildlife depredation permit from the Department of Natural Resources. You may have to first prove though that you have done steps one through three. Woodpeckers can be very persistent so that you must act quickly to discourage them before the woodpeck- er has put a mail box up at your home. For those of you interest- ed in beekeeping, the Troup County Association of Beekeepers will be offering beginning beekeeping class- es from l:O0 PM to 5:00 PM on February 15, 28, March 14 and the 28th at the Ag Center in LaGrange. For further information call Terry Williamson at 706-302-8886. If you have any questions or concerns, stop by or call the office. Brian Maddy is the ANR Agent for Troup County Extension. The Troup County Extension office is located at 114 Church Street, LaGrange, GA. 30240 (706) 883-1675. Monday Friday!8:00 AM- 12 noon and from 1:00 PM - S:00pm. Call 706-672-2945 If No Answer Please Leave a Message QUALITY USED CARS