Fall is a busy time for tree squirrels as they comb their environment for food to store for the winter. While they can be fun to watch, they can also be a real nuisance for bird feeders and the garden in general. They feed on a variety of fruits, nuts, and other crops and plants, dig holes in garden soil or in turf, where they bury nuts, acorns, or other seeds. They can be a nuisance around structures by gnawing on telephone cables, chewing their way into wooden buildings, or invading attics. Tree squirrels carry certain diseases that are transmissible to people, and they are frequently infested with fleas and mites.
Learn more about coping with these furry rodents and try this “squirrel-proof” set up for your bird feeders. And if you’re ready for a good laugh, check out this AMAZING project; the lengths people will go to keep pesky squirrels out of their bird-feeder is incredible!