Asked by: Charity Isasaga
asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th April, 2020

How do you stop squirrels from climbing pipes?

Use petroleum jelly or specially made baffles on the poles of bird feeders, so squirrels cannot climb up them. If suspended, place plastic pipe (similar to that noted above) on the rope or wire to keep squirrels from climbing down to the feeder.

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Then, how do you keep squirrels from climbing poles?

6 Simple Tricks to Stop Squirrels from Climbing Bird Feeder Poles

  1. Mount a Squirrel Baffle. A baffle, such as the PREDATORGUARD, is a simple device mounted to bird feeder poles to prevent squirrels from reaching the bird seeds.
  2. Attach a Slinky.
  3. Get a Squirrel Spinner.
  4. Follow the 5-7-9 Rule.
  5. Mix Seeds with Cayenne Pepper.
  6. Provide Birds with Safflower Seeds.
  7. Warning: Use of Vaseline & Oil.

Also, can squirrels climb a PVC pipe? Squirrels cannot climb the PVC pipe. If the pole had been placed close to a tree a squirrel may have been able to jump to the feeder from above. Solution: Don't place the pole near a tree.

In this regard, will wd40 keep squirrels away?

Keep squirrels off bird feeders Squirrels are crafty! Sometimes no matter how hard you try to squirrel-proof your bird feeders, they still find a way up there. WD-40 should do the trick, though. Spray the top of the feeder to create a slippery surface that makes it difficult for squirrels to balance on.

Can squirrels climb up downspouts?

Squirrels can jump up to 10 feet. Rats can climb straight up a downspout. Rats also love to dig holes in the foundation, and from there they can gain access to other areas of your house. If animals make it to your gutters, they look for an easy way into your nice, warm attic.

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