The local squirrel population has invaded my son's porch, and taken over the bird feeder. What can he do to discourage them?
Put it on a pole, and keep the pole lubricated.
these are determined hungry little critters that have taken his bird feeder hostage. He has it hanging from a tall porch rafter and they jump from a crossbeam! He tried the lubricant trick, with no luck...I understand that squirrels gotta eat too but this is ridiculous! I wondered about squirrel repellent...is there such a thing?
Got a bird of prey? Sometimes, real or fake can do the trick. Have you considered a humane trap? bait it w/ seed, then transport the little dears elsewhere. Preferably the woods.
You can put it in a wire covered nest which had to be lubricated also
First you must tell him to STOP feeding the birds NUTS!
- The squirrels are collecting some of the food for brown bears as well as themselves!
- But if he stops feeding the squirrels, then the bears will turn up and destroy his bird feeder!
- So he should start feeding the birds Bananas as a replacement as then the squirrels can naturally ween the bears off his nuts!
- Brown bears hate bananas and will give up if they think that the squirrels can only get bananas and not nuts!
- But don't use bananas to replace nuts if he has wild baboons living in the neighborhood!
- Hopefully he has no moose living near by!
A spring loaded bird feeder uses the squirrel's own weight to close the feeder when they hang on it. They can get no food and (hopefully) leave it alone.
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