9 Ways To Keep Mice (and Rats) AWAY from Bird Feeders!

9 Ways To Keep Mice (and Rats) AWAY from Bird Feeders!

If you feed birds, it’s almost inevitable that mice (and maybe rats) will show up. I mean, can you blame these hungry rodents? From their standpoint, I’m sure they think they won the lottery with all the food lying around!   I think that most people are OK with an occasional mouse showing up at their bird feeder. But unfortunately, mice and rats can reproduce […]

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How To Use HOT Pepper Birdseed to Keep Squirrels Away!

How To Use HOT Pepper Birdseed to Keep Squirrels Away!

Today, we are going to be talking about hot pepper birdseed.   More specifically, how hot pepper birdseed can help keep squirrels from eating all of the bird food at your feeding station! RELATED: 8 PROVEN Ways To Keep Squirrels Off Bird Feeders!   Seriously, this strategy really works. When I use this spicy food, squirrels (and other mammals) take one whiff and decide to look […]

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The 10 Types of Squirrels in the United States! (2021)

The 10 Types of Squirrels in the United States! (2021)

What types of squirrels can you find in the United States? I have found squirrels cause a range of emotions. Some individuals find them adorable and love watching their crazy antics!   But many people can’t stand having squirrels around, particularly on their bird feeders! These feeding enthusiasts are constantly battling these acrobatic rodents to keep them on the ground and away from their bird […]

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7 Ways To Keep Chipmunks AWAY From Bird Feeders! (2021)

7 Ways To Keep Chipmunks AWAY From Bird Feeders! (2021)

How do you keep chipmunks away and off your bird feeders?   With their cheeks stuffed full of food, many people find chipmunks incredibly cute and welcome them to their backyard. But while squirrels get most of the attention, these striped rodents can become a bit annoying near your bird feeding station, especially in large enough numbers.   The most likely place where you will […]

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The BEST Squirrel Baffles For ANY Situation (11 Ideas!)

The BEST Squirrel Baffles For ANY Situation (11 Ideas!)

Preventing squirrels from climbing onto your bird feeders is the BIGGEST problem that most bird feeding hobbyists encounter in their backyard! And while many strategies can help, one of the best ways to stop these acrobatic and persistent rodents is to use a squirrel baffle to make sure they can’t climb up your bird feeder pole (or jump down from above!). RELATED: 7 Effective Ways To […]

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Squirrel Feeders: The Best of 2021 (6 total)

Squirrel Feeders: The Best of 2021 (6 total)

I have found there are typically three reasons that someone wants to add a dedicated squirrel feeder to their backyard.   1. They love squirrels! And they adore them so much that they want to make sure they get enough to eat, away from those pesky birds. 🙂 (Not very common.)     2. Entertainment! Squirrels are incredibly athletic, acrobatic, and relentless. They will do […]

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The 6 BEST Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders! [2021]

The 6 BEST Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders! [2021]

There are LOTS of bird feeders that claim to be squirrel proof.   It’s an effective marketing term because companies know it’s something everyone wants to hear.    But finding a squirrel proof bird feeder that actually works is kind of hard.   Think about it:   The feeder has to allow birds to feed comfortably AND, at the same time, stop squirrels from eating. […]

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8 HUMANE Ways To Keep Squirrels Off Bird Feeders (2021)

8 HUMANE Ways To Keep Squirrels Off Bird Feeders (2021)

It’s incredibly challenging to keep squirrels away from bird feeders!   I know this statement is obvious, but whether you love ’em or hate ’em, at some point, almost every backyard birder has to deal with squirrels trying to stage a hostile takeover of their bird food.   I like squirrels and want them in my backyard. I enjoy watching them, and they are as […]

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