How To Keep Squirrels From Climbing Pole?

How do I keep squirrels from climbing my bird feeder pole?

Suspend your feeders on a wire strung from one pole to another, at least 5 feet from the ground. To prevent squirrels from doing a tight-rope walking trick, string plastic liter-size soda bottles onto the wire on both sides of the feeders. The plastic bottles roll the squirrels right off as they approach.A

Does petroleum jelly hurt squirrels?

While the results are entertaining for Stranix and her grandchildren, wildlife experts have warned that petroleum jelly and other oil- or grease-based products can be harmful to squirrels and similar woodland animals.J

What can I put on my shepherd’s hook to keep squirrels off?

To keep squirrels off a shepherd’s hook pole, provide a physical barrier like a baffle or a slinky. These are the best ways to keep a squirrel off a bird feeder pole, much better than using grease or lubricant, which can be dangerous for wildlife. Squirrel-proof feeders are also a good option.

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