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

6 ways to squirrel-proof your bird feeder

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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.


-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.

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