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How to Get Rid of Squirrels In The Attic

Attic FramingSquirrels, living in your attic, can become a big nuisance. They damage the exterior of your home to gain entrance to your attic, they poop and pee inside your home, dislodge and displace insulation and worst of all they have been known to set houses on fire after chewing on electrical wires in the attic. Continue reading

How to Keep Squirrels Out of Potted Plants

Squirrel in potted plant
Are squirrels digging up your potted plants? Here are a few methods you can employ to make them stop…. Continue reading

What Kind of Nuts Do Squirrels Eat

Do squirrels eat acorns?

Do Squirrels Eat AcornsSquirrels eat mainly nuts, grains, and fruits. They eat all kinds of nuts from almonds to acorns and every nut in between. Peanuts, which are actually in the bean family, are also a favorite for squirrels. Grains like corn, oats and wheat are also a favorite, which explains why squirrels will so eagerly eat a piece of bread that someone tosses to them.

If you’re interested in feeding squirrels and want to know… Continue reading

Squirrels Eating Tomatoes

How to stop squirrels from eating your tomatoes

squirrels eating tomatoesYou’ve just found holes chewed into your ripening tomatoes and now they’re ruined. How do you prevent this from happening again? The first step is to… Continue reading

Do Squirrels Hibernate

Squirrel in Winter SnowDuring spring, summer and fall there seem to be squirrels in every one’s yard, all throughout the neighborhood, but do you recall seeing any of those squirrels last winter? If not, where were they? Not seeing any squirrels during the winter can sometimes cause people to think that squirrels hibernate. A logical conclusion. But… Continue reading

Squirrels

SquirrelsAlthough they may be the cutest of all the rodent family, squirrels are no doubt the bane of every gardener’s existence and a scourge to the backyard bird watcher, who vows in vain never to rest until finding a way to keep them away from his bird feeder.

Ever since Saint Serf owned his pet Robin in the year 575, it’s been mankind’s endeavor to come up with better ways of keeping squirrels out of bird feeders.

Today the internet is ablaze with people searching for ways to keep squirrels out of their gardens, attics and bird feeders.

While squirrels may never cease to outwit even the best of us from time to time, it’s my hope… Continue reading

Heritage Farms Vista Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder Review

Heritage Farms Vista Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

Squirrel Proof Bird FeederHeritage Farms Vista is a squirrel proof bird feeder that is a weight activated squirrel deterrent. When the squirrel steps on the spring loaded perch, it lowers closing off the seed supply.

The tension of these springs can be adjusted to allow for heavier birds such as woodpeckers to use the feeder without shutting of access to the seed. It has two perches, one on each side to allow for several birds to feed simultaneously at the feeder.

The roof is designed to act as a baffle causing any squirrel Continue reading

Yankee Flipper Review

Yankee Flipper squirrel proof bird feeder review

Yankee FlipperIf you’ve had trouble caused by squirrels getting into your “squirrel proof” bird feeder, this is the bird feeder for you.
The Yankee Flipper is one of the best squirrel proof bird feeders I’ve found.

Made by Droll Yankees, this squirrel proof bird feeder has a perch that spins the moment a hungry squirrel steps onto it. When birds land on it, however, nothing happens. The spinning actions requires the heavier weight of a squirrel before it will activate and spin causing the squirrel to fall from the bird feeder Continue reading

Squirrel Habits

Squirrel Stealing Bird SeedThe habits of particular squirrels depend greatly upon which species of squirrel is being referred to, however for this article we’ll look at the common Eastern Grey Squirrel because it’s frequently associated with many types of nuisance problems caused by squirrels.

These squirrels spend their days foraging along the ground and in trees for food. They will also spend time burying food or digging up food they previously buried.

These squirrels are territorial and will chase away any squirrels they see as competitors.

Grey squirrels use trees for… Continue reading

How To Catch A Squirrel

How To Catch A SquirrelThis article makes the assumption that you have a squirrel inside your home, most likely in your attic, or inside your walls.

Squirrels get into people’s attics most often to give birth. The attic provides protection from weather as well as from predators. No one, however, wants to hear the scratching and running about of squirrels in the attic, nor does anyone want squirrels peeing and pooping in their attic either. Furthermore squirrels have been the culprit of house fires after chewing on electrical wiring insulation causing the wires to become shorted and to catch fire.

There are two methods for getting a squirrel out of your attic. The first is… Continue reading

How To Feed Squirrels

Stop squirrels from eating your garden plants by giving them something else to eat.

How to feed squirrelsOne of the methods I frequently recommend for deterring squirrels from bird feeders, gardens and fruit trees is to feed them elsewhere in the yard. This article discusses how to feed the squirrels while implementing this strategy… Continue reading

What Do Squirrels Eat

Squirrel Eating PecanSquirrels are mainly herbivores, meaning they eat plants. Although squirrels can eat a wide variety of plant life, they mainly favor seeds, especially those from trees. Nuts like walnuts, almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, chestnuts, are all highly favored by squirrels. Acorns, pine tree seeds, maple seeds, and many others are readily eaten as well.

Squirrels will also forage on the ground for food, and are notorious for eating flowering bulbs from people’s flower gardens. They dig up the flower bulb and… Continue reading

Squirrel Holes in Lawn

Squirrel On LawnAre squirrels digging holes in your lawn? Squirrels bury food, not only to prepare for winter when food is harder to find, but also to ensure that they are the sole proprietor of any abundant food source.

To stop squirrels from using your well manicured lawn as their personal pantry… Continue reading

Do Squirrels Eat Plants

Squirrel eatingYou’ve started a garden, and your plants are growing well, until one day you walk outside to find that several of your plants have been eaten. What might have done this? It’s then that a question flashes through your mind. Do squirrels eat plants?

The answer is… Continue reading

Squirrel Damage To Trees

Damage to TreeThis article is about Squirrels damaging the bark of your tree. If you were searching for ways to stop squirrels from eating the fruit or nuts from your tree click HERE.

Squirrels sometimes gnaw on trees and damage them. Fortunately, because trees are living organisms, this problem is one of the easier of squirrel problems to fix.

Once you get the squirrels to stop chewing on your tree… Continue reading

How To Stop Squirrels From Digging

Squirrel DiggingSquirrels dig to either bury or retrieve food. Any time a squirrel finds more food than it can eat, it will… Continue reading

Where Do Squirrels Live

Grey Squirrel in SnowThere are many different types of squirrels that live in many different locations and environments. From forests to prairies to deserts, squirrels are able to live in many different places.

Within their individual environments, some species of squirrels live mainly in trees. Some live mostly on the ground, and still others create burrows underground.

Squirrels, such as the grey squirrel, make nests in trees from twigs and leaves. Continue reading