March 2018 Squirrels

How to detect/discourage squirrels from a bird feeder?

Solutions

  • Buy bird seed covered with hot peppers (some say this has very little impact)
  • Use a Grid Eye (8×8 thermal imager) to detect squirrel
  • Spinning feeder (like this)
  • Cantilevered cover for feeder activated by weight of squirrel
  • Electric shock of various types
  • squirt water once you detect squirrel
  • Weight based lever for detection
  • Compressed air valve from January POTM to “puff” the squirrel