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Best Squirrel Baffle
A squirrel baffle is a useful tool for protecting your bird feeders from squirrel assault and robbery. When installed properly, they will keep those pesky squirrels from stealing your high quality bird seed meant for the birds,
not for the mammals.
Our Favorite Squirrel Baffle
This 18" squirrel baffle can be easily installed and adjusted on existing
feeders without having to remove your bird feeder from the pole or hanger. Made
from durable, powder-coated steel that will endure outdoor weather abuse.
"I have spent the last 2 years trying to keep grey and red squirrels off my bird feeders. I could write a book about all the schemes, tricks, ideas, I tried and
tried, all of them eventually failing. Except for this product. This thing works!!! It took one adjustment to find the correct height on the pole, but since I adjusted it, almost 6 weeks ago, the squirrels have been beaten, totally
and completely. If you need to keep squirrels off your pole feeder, this is definitely a great product!" - Bob
Here are some other well reviewed bird feeder squirrel baffles that actually work. These are durable, well designed squirrel guards that will keep the squirrels puzzled and
Squirrels can jump 11 feet down from a tree branch or other structure and can leap
5-7 feet vertically, so do not underestimate when choosing a place for your bird feeder. If you hang your feeder from a branch or something similar, you
will want to install a baffle above the feeder that tilts. Tilting squirrel baffles that are not stationary and move when a squirrel lands on it from above will be the best at deterrence.
Squirrel vs Pole Squirrel Baffle
The squirrel eventually wins over this fight with the bird feeder baffle. Notice though that this particular baffle has a little bump at the top for the squirrel to grab onto. Look for baffles that are entirely smooth near the top without any
protruding edges. Also, this baffle was placed in a way that the squirrel could reach the bird feeder once he was on top of the baffle. Make sure to install your baffle only a foot or so above the ground or at least out of reach of the
feeder if for some reason the squirrel gets on top of it. How to get rid of squirrels? Do not make it easy for them!
Squirrels can climb the most slickest poles with ease so if your bird feeder is mounted on a pole, you will need to install a squirrel proof baffle below the feeder on the pole itself. Cooking oil, vasoline or grease alone will not stop
For more information about keeping squirrels out of your bird feeders, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology has written a great article with squirrel deterrence tips and more about installing a
squirrel baffle (pdf file, opens new window).