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How Does a Squirrel Baffle Work?
When used properly, a squirrel baffle will keep the little guys away from your bird feeding station. This device is placed on the pole of a mounted or freestanding bird feeder. It is placed in such a way that it will prevent squirrels from climbing over it and getting to the food. This flimsy plastic disc rotates on a coupler/clamp underneath, so the squirrels will have a hard time gaining access to the feeder. Although large rodents have been known to climb over the baffle, it won’t stop a large-sized one from climbing over it.
Some baffles are made of plastic and other materials. Some are made of coated steel for added durability. Clear squirrel baffles are best for viewing birds at the feeder and will make it easier to spot squirrels in the first place. The baffle is simple to install and will keep the birds out of your birdfeeder. They can be easily mounted on a pole or a feeder pole. You can even hang a baffle from a tree branch or a post.
Types and Features
The squirrels can’t climb it so they won’t be able to get through it. Another feature of a squirrel baffle is that they can’t chew on the wires. Unlike other types of bird feeders, squirrels can’t chew through steel wrap. They will just run into the squirrel baffle if they attack the bird feeder.
This product is designed to prevent squirrels from reaching your feeder. It features a torpedo shape and a black star-shaped coupler. The torpedo baffle has a 6-inch diameter and can be attached to a feeder pole or a shepherd’s hook. The torpedo baffle is best for a squirrel and chipmunk-free environment. It is easy to install and can be installed in a matter of minutes.
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A squirrel baffle can be very effective and fun to install. It can be attached to any pole with a screwdriver or a nail. The screw in the torpedo baffle is strong enough to hold up to six inches of feed. If your yard is near a wooded area, this squirrel baffle is not a bad choice. A well-installed and safe feeder pole will keep the rodents away from your home.
A squirrel baffle is a simple and effective solution to the problem of squirrels invading bird feeders. They can be made in various shapes and sizes and will not interfere with the birds. For example, they can come in the shape of cones or long cylinder tubes. A smaller version can be more expensive, but will not prevent squirrels from reaching your bird feeders. The bottom of a baffle must be higher than 5 feet to prevent the rodents from jumping over it.
There are two types of squirrel baffles: small and large. The small one is best for small rodents, while the bigger ones should be installed in large feeders. The main difference between the two types is their height. If the rodents can climb over the baffle, then they’ll get into the feeder and get food. So, a squirrel baffle is a good solution for the problem, but how does it work?
The North States Bird Two-Way Squirrel Baffle is one of the best-selling models, and it can keep squirrels away from your bird feeders. You can find several types, but they all have their pros and cons. The most effective model is the best choice if you are looking for a squirrel-proof bird feeder.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.