6 ways to squirrel-proof your bird feeder - KMSP-TV

6 ways to squirrel-proof your bird feeder

Posted: Updated:

When you feed the birds, you often feed the whole neighborhood. Pesky squirrels are typically attracted to bird feeders, but there are plenty of ways to squirrel-proof your yard.

THE GARDEN GUY'S TIPS

-Place a Slinky on your shepherd's hook

-Squirrel Buster feeder has a "jail" to keep squirrels out

-Find a metal torpedo to place over the feeder makes it difficult for squirrels to find traction and climb

-Keep poles away from deciduous trees (the ones that lose their leaves)

-Squirrels don't like feed with safflower or thistle

-Mix cayenne into bird feed


REMEMBER: Don't harm nature! Don't hunt, poison, sic cats on squirrels or put grease on them -- yes, some people do this.

Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices