Keeping Squirrels (and Raccoons) Out of Your Bird Feeder

If you have a feeder that is on a pole, measure from the ground to the bird-feeder at the top of the pole. Use 6 inch PVC pipe the same length and slip the bird-feeder pole inside before you pound it into the ground. Make sure that it fits snugly at the top just under the base of the feeder. No lubrication is necessary using this method. The animals cannot grip the large diameter of the pipe. I do feed the squirrels, but do not allow them access to my bird-feeder. You will have to make sure that they can not climb a nearby tree and hop over. This works for coons, as well. Do not use the smaller PVC because if it is small enough for the critters to wrap their paws around, they can climb it.

By Harlean from Arkansas from Hot Springs, AR

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September 15, 20110 found this helpful
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Thank you very much for your solution to squirrel issues! I've had as many as 32 of those little, sunflower stealing critters at once! They do not mind stealing suet, either. Bird-feeders unite! Happy birding and enjoy.

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