Getting Rid of Squirrels
Those who love to feed the birds often get aggravated when it seems the
squirrels are scaring away the birds and eating all the food. Though it could be
seen as the battle of the fittest, I can understand the frustration. It can be
hard to get rid of squirrels, and most of the time it’s next to impossible. That
is why it is a good idea to focus on redirecting the squirrels rather than
wishing them away. This is something that I have been doing for a long time.
My mother, loves to feed the birds and has numerous bird feeders, and there are
feeders all over the property. When it comes to hummingbirds, the squirrels
don’t care for what they eat. However, most other types of bird food are welcome
fare to them. Many can be seen climbing up and getting into the bird feeders.
There are some bird feeders that are made to get rid of squirrels by making it
impossible for them to get to the food, but even these don’t work all of the
I decided that I would make sure the squirrels had something that they would
like even more than the bird seed. Squirrels love peanuts, but they also love dried
kernels of corn. There are many different squirrel feeders on the market, but if
you want to get rid of squirrels around your bird feeders you don’t even need
the feeders if you don’t want to have them, you can just spread the corn out in
a different direction. The feeders are great though.
There are other things on the market used to get rid of squirrels, but I
couldn’t say if they work or not. They might be worth a try though, especially
if the squirrels are driving you nuts. Squirrels live where they live and don’t
move around much, so it can be hard to get rid of squirrels no matter where you
are, but this method of diversion have worked well for many. Just be sure that
once you start you will have to continue or they will come knocking on your
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