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How to keep squirrels out of my bird feeder
Squirrels are wise animals. They will stop at nothing in order to get food. They can easily jump or climb on fences. They can cross ropes and they can climb high posts. They also learn from experience so it is very important to outsmart them.Squirrels are known to steal bird feed whenever they can. Here are some of the steps to keep them out of your bird feeder.
1. Put some kind of baffle when your bird seed is located on top of a pole. This baffle can be a plastic dome that looks like an inverted umbrella. Make sure that it is high enough so that squirrels can't jump over it.
2. You have to make your feeder unreachable. You can place it between two tree branches. It should be high enough so that the squirrels won't easily reach it. You also have to place it in a breakable branch since squirrels have the tendency to climb the trees when they can see food on them.
3. Get a pet dog or a pet cat. You need to train your pets to chase the critters away. Guard dogs can not only chase squirrels away from bird feeders, they can also prey on other pests that enter your property.
4. Try to add spicy mixes in your bird food. Cayenne or any hot pepper mixture can be an effective way to discourage the squirrels. Hot pepper can be good for birds because it can kill any internal parasites. Hot pepper is also full of nutrients. You can try to mix 10 pounds of seeds in a cup of pepper. Be careful when mixing the product as the wind can blow the mix into your eyes.
5. Get a feeder that can repel squirrels. This will depend on the size of the birds and squirrels on your area. Get a bird feeder that has sturdy wires. You can buy polycarbonate bird feeders so that squirrels won't be able to chew into it. There are also bird feeders that are designed to close the metal door automatically when it reaches a certain weight. This means that one or two birds can only enter the feeder, but it will automatically close off when another weight such as that of a squirrel will follow.
6. Get the right wires for your bird feeder. You have to get your feeder mounted on a pole or on a high place. With this said, you have to carefully choose which materials are the best when suspending a feeder. A monofilament fishing line can be what you are looking for. It is strong enough to support more than 50 pounds of weight. You might not want to see squirrels feasting over fallen bird seeds because the materials for your nets are low-quality.
Still Need Help?
Contact a professional and make your life easy. Sometimes, no matter how many precautions you take, squirrels can still outsmart you. This is where a professional pest removal company comes in. They can offer you suggestions about the best location of bird feeders in your property. They also have a lot of years in the industry so they know what to do when it comes to squirrels.