If you have a bird feeder on a pole or post, this can be pretty effective. Apply a coat of petroleum jelly to the pole or post that your bird house or feeder resides on. Squirrels won't be able to climb the pole or post.
Spray the post/pipe to the bird feeder, with silicone spray. Also, if it is a metal or plastic feeder, spray that as well. It may take a couple of coats but will last for 6 or more months. (05/18/2004)
If you have trouble keeping squirrels out of your bird feeder that is on a pole, spray the pole with Pam. It doesn't harm the critters and it's funny watching them slide down the pole.
By Kat from Orlando,FL (03/31/2005)
The petroleum jelly will also collect all the dirt and little bits of stuff in the air that the wind blows around, thus making your post a mess to look at. (03/31/2005)
You can also use a metal pole or PVC pipe over the post. It saves money in the long run. (04/02/2005)
Don't put a bird feeder that they can climb or hop to, or you will never get rid of the critters. They will strip all the fruit from your trees!
Also, adding red cayenne pepper (the fresher the better) to the birdseed will help to deter the squirrels, but not bother the birds.
By syd (06/24/2005)
Pepper doesn't work! (07/14/2005)
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