Since last spring I have been feeding birds in the backyard- a very rewarding hobby although sometimes very frustrating when the squirrel proof bird feeder fails to avoid a lot of the seeds to the varmints dinners. Early this month I bought specialized feeders t0o easy, quick tricks as well as daunt squirrels from attractive advantage of the birds buffet. This furry is indeed varmints and very cunning adversaries; they have long been afascinating and still frustration for gardeners and birds enthusiast.
Am kind enough to write out some tips for guys so let’s take a look at them!
Tips to keeping pesky squirrels out of the bird feeders:
Get your neighbor a birdfeeder too
Seriously you need to get your neighbors a squirrel proof bird feeder; reason being they will not be concerned in outwitting squirrels hence, they will be in the neighborhood even if you deter them from checking your feeders. The neighborhood squirrels ill choose the easiest feeder to attack- your neighbor’s later yours.
Second, if it is hard to encourage your neighbor to feed the squirrels, um birds you need to keep a second feeder with nuts and make it easy for the squirrels hence they will leave the birdfeeder alone.
Third, try taking care of a friends dog- volunteer! With a dog in your yard, no squirrels will try to attack the feeders while the dog is around. You can even choose to keep a dog!
Keep a temporary office- it could be a rest area, play space near the feeder to keep squirrels away. Although, squirrels can get accustomed to humans losing their fear, deter from feeding them and they will keep away when you are around. More details here.
Tips to Squirrel-Proof a Birdfeeder
You need to make the squirrel proof bird feeder less accessible without restricting its appeal to the birds.
For the best result check out methods to squirrel-proof a birdfeeder.
- Location: place the feeder away from the trees as they can jump distance of 10 feet’s or greater. Mount the birdfeeder on a pole six feet high-smooth metal pole and make sure not branches or bushes within a12-foot
- Cages: protect the birder feeder using a cage that restricts squirrels but allows the smaller birds to feed from. You will still prevent the larger birds from accessing the feeders.
- Baffles- a baffle above and below the birdfeeders to prevent squirrels fromgetting around them.
- Cleanliness- the feeder area needs to clean and remove all debris including spilled seeds that could attract squirrels.
- You still need spinners, use the proper feeding styles and use seed that squirrels do not To the extreme use traps and check with local wildlife to take the squirrels away.
Cats. Lots of cats
Cats will always take a nap, but having several cats one will always be awake and keep on duty,
In the end, squirrels are just as much a part of backyard wildlife like birds. While it is likely to proof bird feeders for Cardinals and otherwise deters these callers from regular meals, an infrequent squirrel visit is to be expected at any backyard birdfeeder.
Find out more informations here: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/squirrels-birdfeeders.htm…