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How To Keep Squirrels Out Of Garden

How To Keep Squirrels Out Of Garden

As squirrels are really agile and are good climbers, they can be a real pest to the gardeners and also the birds, as these squirrels like to mess up with the bird feeders.

We've come out to the garden to talk about squirrels now. Squirrels are a bit of a menace to a gardener and also the birds feeding. You can see this one here, they've actually chewed to get into the actual bird feed.

So, there are bird feeders on the market that will prevent squirrels from accessing the food that you want to feed the birds. They're often like a cage around something like this, and it allows the birds to get food but not the squirrels. So, you know, prevention again is better than cure, so if you don't want the birds, rather the squirrels eating your bird feed, then you know, go and get yourself a squirrel-proof bird feeder.

We get lots of people asking us in our industry, you know, is there anything I can do to stop the squirrels getting into the garden in the first place? Can I put nets up? Can I put some sort of device up that will stop the squirrels from physically getting in, like you know, along the back of the fence there? And to be honest with you, no, not really. I mean squirrels are so agile, they're such good climbers, any kind of net would not bar anything. Not for squirrels, it just wouldn't be viable.

The only way really to control squirrels like I say, if they get into your garden, is preventing them from getting into the food to begin with, so go and buy yourself a squirrel-proof bird feeder, or the other option is if they are attacking plants and things because they will, they will kill new shoots and things like that, then the only other option really is use a trap, really. And that's how to get squirrels out of your garden. .