3. Will It Be "Neighbourly Acceptable" to Feed Squirrels?
It is important to know if your municipality where you live even allows feeding wildlife. Check this out with the local authorities before starting to feed the squirrels. Once you have the little critters used to your handouts, it will be hard to get it across to them that you are no longer offering free meals.
Is it safe to feed wild animals? That is what squirrels and chipmunks are who live in our neighbourhoods, wild animals. They are cute but they could carry disease and before you decide to be up close and personal then the risk of contracting an illness must be considered.
Hand Feeding Chipmunk
How Friendly Will You Be?
The fact is, if you feed one little animal, you will have many! This is a situation where you will have to care what your neighbours think. Not everyone will appreciate having several or more little furry bodies running around their yard.
Once you have given careful thought to these three questions, then you can make a better decision about what you will do.
Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeders Squirrel proof bird feeders or squirrel resistant bird feeders keep squirrels from eating all your bird food and/or prevent them from damaging your feeders by gnawing on them.
Baffle the Squirrels!
This is often the bird feeding problem people deal with the most often.
Most backyard bird watchers will have to go to war with these four
legged ones at some point. There are many solutions. Discover them here.
Squirrel Feeders Sometimes the only solution to backyard harmony with squirrels, is to offer them their very own feeder. They will pay you back with entertaining antics to watch!
Rodent Control of Rats This situation calls for strategic and timely action. Learn the steps to achieving rat control.