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People either seem to love squirrels, put up with them, or hate them. Many people complain that the squirrels are eating the birds’ food and destroying the bird feeders. We can suggest squirrel "proof" feeders (feeders that eliminate the squirrels), creating a squirrel "proof" set up (setups that baffle the feeders) or making existing feeders squirrel "proof." In all situations we can help people deal with squirrels and better enjoy the hobby of bird feeding.
The methods used in squirrel resistant set ups can be applied to existing feeders. Existing feeders can be fitted with the On Guard™ wire mesh protector available at Wild Birds Unlimited. It is designed to keep squirrels from reaching the seed in tube feeders.
Safflower can also be used in feeders to discourage squirrels (and blackbirds) from eating from the feeders. Safflower is only effective if used exclusively in the feeder.
A great way to keep squirrels or birds such as grackles and starlings from monopolizing your feeders is by using our Wild Birds Unlimited Eliminator bird feeder.
The WBU Eliminator bird feeder uses Squirrel Buster™ technology to keep squirrels and nuisance birds off the feeder. It’s weight-activated, so as a squirrel or nuisance bird accesses the feeding area, the weight forces the shroud down and closes the seed ports. Squirrels and nuisance birds are foiled from eating at the feeder but not harmed in any way.
• Adjustable perches to deter nuisance birds.
• Adjustable weight sensitivity to deter squirrels and/or nuisance birds.
• The Seed Ventilation System™ keeps bird seed fresh.
• The WBU Eliminator bird feeder is easy to clean and can be taken apart without tools.
• Holds three quarts of bird seed. Ask us which seeds and seed blends are right for your yard.
• Limited lifetime guarantee.
The WBU Eliminator comes with detailed instructions and a bird weight chart so you may adjust the weight to enjoy the birds you want. It attracts birds such as finches, chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, woodpeckers, grosbeaks and cardinals.