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Squirrel-proof your birdfeeders

By: Garden Gate staff
Squirrels eating your birdseed and chewing up your birdfeeders? Here's how to keep these pests away!

Squirrel-proof your birdfeeders

Don’t you hate it when squirrels raid your birdfeeders? Here are a few simple deterrents:

  • Use bird food treated with hot pepper sauce, which birds don’t mind but squirrels usually dislike.

  • Put baffles (metal or plastic “collars”) on the posts below birdfeeders to discourage squirrels.

  • Place feeders at least 10 ft. from structures or the branches of tall trees.

  • Give them their own feeder at least 15 to 20 ft. from your other feeders. If this squirrel has its own ear of corn, maybe it’ll leave the birdfeeders alone.

Published: Dec. 6, 2011
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