How to Deal with Squirrels at the Cabin

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How to Deal with Squirrels at the Cabin

Squirrels are no stranger to the cabin life. Here's what to do when squirrels are a common visitor in your outdoor space.

How to Deal with Squirrels at the Cabin
Photo Credit: Shane Young/Unsplash
Article courtesy of Garden Gate Magazine

You’ll find squirrels most anywhere there are trees to climb and food to eat. They often build their nests in high branches, hollow tree cavities or in buildings.
 

Love ‘em

They’re cute and their antics are always fun to watch.

What to do 

Give them their own feeder where they can eat seeds, grain and nuts to help keep them away from your bird feeders.

Hate ‘em

Eating, stealing and digging are just a few of the problems squirrels cause. Their curiosity and appetite lead them into many destructive situations. Squirrels eat mostly nuts, seeds and berries, but are known to eat almost any other vegetation as well as an occasional egg or even small birds.

What to do 

Seal any areas where they could enter your home. Metal baffles on bird feeder poles are helpful at protecting birdseed. Lay wire mesh over planted areas to prevent digging. And if you store birdseed outdoors, it must be in metal containers to prevent squirrels from gnawing into it.