Bird feeders that feed animals other than birds are one of the surest ways to ensure that hiring a wildlife control operator (WCO) is in your future.
Many people claim that determined squirrels cannot be stopped and that they can bypass any barriers. Nonsense. Squirrels are not gods. Other than flying squirrels, all feeders can be made squirrel proof.
The feeder imaged to your right (photo by Stephen M. Vantassel) is squirrel-free. Just be sure it is more than 10 feet away from branches or roofs where a squirrel can jump from.
About the Author
Stephen M. Vantassel is a certified wildlife control operator who helps individuals, businesses, and agencies resolve wildlife damage issues through training, writing, expert witness, and research. His latest book is the Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition. He can be contacted at wildlifecontrolconsultant at gmail dot com.
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