Lots of trees-which means many squirrels!
October 16, 2018 at 9:20 pm #1463
I have a lot of trees in my yard, and I am wondering if you had any advise to keep the squirrels off my feeders? I cant really put the feeder 6 ft away from any trees, fences, or my porch. I do have 2 hanging in the middle of my yard from a feeder pole but they just climb up the pole to get to the feeders. They are quite frustrating.
Any help would be great! Thanks so much!This post has received 1 vote up.
October 17, 2018 at 12:42 am #1485
You have a couple of choices with squirrels:
A) Buy & try various squirrel-proof bird feeders available on the market place and see if any solve your problem.
B) Try some of the capsicum (peppers) infused bird seed. Squirrels have sensitive taste buds compared to birds.
C) Give in to them, and offer food for them in “easy to reach” dispensers, so they will (hopefully) leave your bird feeders alone. Don’t feel bad, this what I do, plus it gives my Golden Retriever great exercise every day!
February 22, 2019 at 9:33 pm #3242
Well, birdseed includes black oil sunflower seeds, nuts, and suet, as they are just as attractive to squirrels as they are to birds.
Squirrels are the one who love bird food, and they will go to great lengths to stuff themselves silly on it. There are many ways to make a bird feeder less available to squirrels without restricting its appeal to birds.
- Try to place feeders away from trees, wires, porches, gutters, roofs, and other launching points to make it harder for squirrels to get on the feeder.
- You can also try to hang a feeder from a thin horizontal wire strung with spinners to keep squirrels from climbing across the wire.
- If squirrels are a strong nuisance at your backyard feeders, contact local wildlife authorities or pest exterminator about the possibility of using humane traps to remove squirrels from the area.
- This reply was modified 1 year ago by MeaghanJackson.
February 23, 2019 at 1:03 pm #3244
I also have lots of trees in my yard, so I understand your frustration. I use Safflower seed (not a favorite of squirrels,) and I mix it with inexpensive Ground Cayenne Pepper. This works really well and it keeps the deer from my feeders also.
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