Got a problem with squirrels raiding your bird feeder? Instead of using nets and traps, or seeking out awkward places to hang your feeder, why not just change the type of feed? Safflower seeds (which are from a thistle-type flower) are sold at home improvement stores, and while birds love the seeds, squirrels hate them. Once squirrels have a taste of the bitter safflower seed, they will stay far away from the feeder. Giant bags of safflower seeds are also very affordable, so it’s an economical solution, too.
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