Asked on Dec 10, 2018

How do I make a squirrel baffle that goes around a tree trunk?

by Barbara

l want to keep squirrels from climbing up a tree...from which they jump onto bird feeders that hang from several branches. Thank you,

  6 answers
  • Wrap sheet metal around the trunk of the tree. Needs to be a collar of at least 2' wide and needs to be placed far up off the ground as squirrels can easily jump a good 6' if they want to.

    Think of the fancy beach resorts, they have the collars on palm trees so rats and mice don't climb up the tree and fall on guests.

    Many many many years ago I used to live in infamous Hollywood, CA. The street I lived on was lined with palm trees. In high winds, and we do get them occasionally, you could watch the rats and mice fall out of the palm trees. So sad. While I don't want them in my house, I still felt bad for them as they didn't always make it.

  • Renee Outzen Renee Outzen on Dec 10, 2018

    simple way to make one...

  • Sandy Hartnett Sandy Hartnett on Dec 10, 2018

    Driscoll the tree...rub a thick layer of lard around the trunk of the he tree.

  • Sandy Hartnett Sandy Hartnett on Dec 10, 2018

    That was supposed to say


  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Dec 11, 2018

    Maybe make cone shaped roofs for bird feeders with sheet metal, leave over hang, n rub petroleum jelly on it every so often!?

  • Oliva Oliva on Dec 16, 2018

    You need to douse your bird seed in a hot pepper spray solution which won't bother the birds. Spray ground areas with a garlic and cayenne pepper spray, as well.