Do you have a squirrel problem on your property? These small critters can cause a homeowner all sorts of problems. They can become pests because they can cause home and property damage. Pretty soon squirrels will be digging up holes in the ground to bury nuts throughout the fall season. Many homeowners are under the misconception that there is nothing they can do about their squirrel problem. If you want to manage squirrels that are constantly coming into your yard, keep reading for some helpful tips!
How To Keep Squirrels Off Bird Feeders
Squirrels love bird feeders. When accessible, a bird feeder is a free meal for a hungry squirrel. It is important for homeowners to realize that birdfeeders often attract squirrels into a yard. If you elect to have a bird feeder in your yard, there are a few things you can do to make it unreachable for a squirrel. For starters, ensure that the feeder is at least six feet off of the ground. Next, you want to make the feeder difficult to climb. This can be done by applying petroleum jelly on the poles of the feeder. Another thing you can do is to purchase squirrel-resistant feeders that rotate or turn off when a squirrel puts its weight on it.
How To Protect Plants
It is incredibly disheartening when you discover squirrels have overtaken your prized plants. If you want to protect your plants from squirrels, you probably will need to take a couple of measures. To begin, purchase a repellant that targets squirrels. They can be found at most nurseries. Just be sure that you read the directions before using one. Another thing you can do to protect your plants from squirrels is to install fencing. Wire fencing works especially well in vegetable gardens.
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