How to Build a Squirrel Pole That Works!
There are many methods of deterring squirrels in your yard, including using a black plumbing pipe as a feeder pole. Others use concave surfaces and peppers as natural repellents. Read on to learn more about how to build a squirrel pole that works! Below are some tips to get you started. And don’t forget to watch for updates on the squirrel pole project as we update it often! We hope you enjoy the project!
Using a black plumbing pipe as a feeder pole
For a squirrel-proof bird feeder, try using a PVC pipe instead of a post. To mount a feeder on plumbing pipe, remove the post and insert the PVC pipe into the miter box. Carefully line up the point marked on the pipe with the guide on your saw. This method will keep squirrels away from the bird feeder by preventing them from gaining traction on the pipe.
You can also attach a Slinky to the pole. The Slinky will send the squirrel back down and out of the bird feeder. A PVC pipe makes a great bird feeder pole because it is made of hard plastic, but will still keep the squirrels out. A PVC pipe with a slinky-like surface is also perfect. The PVC pipe will prevent squirrels from gaining a firm grip on the pole and send them back to the ground.
Using a concave surface
You’ve probably heard about squirrel poles and wondered how to build one. This article will walk you through the process. It’s a simple, inexpensive way to catch small prey. A squirrel pole is basically a long pole against a tree or in a place where there are many squirrels. To get the most out of the pole, attach wire nooses about 2.5 centimeters apart and 45 centimeters from the top of the pole. If the squirrels are persistent and aggressive, they’ll eventually be caught in your pole.
A large stainless steel bowl should be about 18 inches in diameter. Make it deeper than the actual hole so that it’s harder for squirrels to climb around. Mark cut off the lip of the bowl to keep squirrels from grasping it. You’ll also want to drill a hole in the center of the bowl, similar in size to a bird house mouting post or feeder.
Using a squirrel baffle
You can build a squirrel baffle to trap and remove squirrels in your backyard or front yard. To make one, you’ll need to start by making a plan. After you’ve got your plan in hand, you’ll need to purchase the necessary materials to build your squirrel baffle. These materials include small pieces of an artificial tree, silicone sealant, silicone waterproof boards, wood glue, screws, nails, and paintbrushes. You can also purchase acrylic paint markers and use them to decorate the baffles.
You can also hang feeders and baffles using a shepherd’s crook pole. You’ll need to hang the baffle about four inches above the ground and seven to eight inches away from the tree’s trunk. For best results, hang the baffle at least six to eight inches above the ground. Don’t forget to mount the feeder high enough to keep squirrels out.
Using peppers as natural squirrel retardants
Peppers are excellent deterrents for squirrels. A teaspoonful of cayenne pepper flakes or a hot sauce mix will deter squirrels from eating your birdseed. Pepper repellents are effective on squirrels, but they can also cause injury to birds. Use the repellent sparingly and reapply after rain. Using peppers to protect your bird feeder is a natural, cost-effective way to keep squirrels away.
Peppers contain capsaicin, a chemical that causes a burning sensation when consumed. When squirrels find that their food supply is restricted, they will avoid your yard and move on to another backyard. However, if your squirrels are smart enough to get out, they will leave your property and seek out other food sources. Using peppers as natural squirrel retardants is a simple way to protect your plants and keep squirrels away from your garden.
Using a noose with a tag end
If you’re tempted to use a catchpole for your next tree squirrel hunt, you might consider a noose with a hook and tag end. Generally, nooses should have a length of between 18 and 24 inches, and you can make one by twisting the wire or string back on itself or folding the end in half. Once you’ve made your noose, run the other end through the loop and tie the tag end to a trigger.
To make the wire snare loops, cut a 2-foot length of 22 or 24-gauge wire into zigzags. The wire snare loops should be at least 3 inches across, and should be spaced evenly over the pole. Make a dozen or more loops for the squirrel pole, so you’ll have a full-bodied trap.
How do you make a squirrel pole?
Answer 1: You need a 6-8 foot long pole a drill a 1 1/2 inch hole saw a squirrel baffle and a wire cage big enough to hold a squirrel feeder.
How do you drill the hole for the squirrel pole?
Answer 2: Place the pole in a vise or another location where it will be securely held.
Center the hole saw on the pole and drill the hole.
How do you attach the squirrel baffle to the pole?
Answer 3: Place the baffle around the pole so that the hole you drilled is at the top.
Mark where the hole in the baffle lines up with the hole in the pole.
Remove the baffle and drill a pilot hole at the mark.
Screw the baffle to the pole.
How do you attach the wire cage to the pole?
Answer 4: Place the cage around the pole so that the opening is at the top.
Mark where the cage lines up with the hole in the pole.
Remove the cage and drill a pilot hole at the mark.
Screw the cage to the pole.
What do you put in the cage?
Answer 5: A squirrel feeder.
How do you fill the squirrel feeder?
Answer 6: With squirrel food.
How often do you need to refill the squirrel feeder?
Answer 7: Depending on the number of squirrels using it the feeder will need to be refilled every week or two.
Where do you put the squirrel pole?
Answer 8: In a location where there are squirrels and where the pole can be securely anchored.
How do you anchor the squirrel pole?
Answer 9: You can bury the pole in the ground or attach it to a building or another structure.
What is the purpose of the squirrel pole?
Answer 10: The squirrel pole is a way to provide food for squirrels while keeping them away from areas where they are not welcome such as bird feeders.
Do all squirrels like to eat from squirrel poles?
Answer 11: No some squirrels prefer to forage for their food and others will only eat from squirrel feeders that are hung from poles.
How can you tell if a squirrel is using the squirrel pole?
Answer 12: You will see squirrels climbing the pole to get to the feeder or you may find squirrel droppings at the base of the pole.
Are squirrel poles dangerous to humans?
Answer 13: No but you should always wash your hands after handling the pole or feeder.
What should you do if you find a squirrel in your home?
Answer 14: If the squirrel is small enough you can place it in a box and release it outside.
If the squirrel is too large to catch you can try to herd it towards an open door or window.
What should you do if you have a problem with squirrels in your home?
Answer 15: If you have a problem with squirrels in your home you should contact a pest control professional.
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.