Full bird feeders are attractive food sources to squirrels. A squirrel's climbing ability and flexibility allow it to access almost any bird feeder in your yard. To keep squirrels away from the bird seed, create a hot-pepper-based repellent at home. The hot pepper repels squirrels, but does not affect birds.
Things You'll Need
- Pepper sauce, 1 bottle
- 1 gallon water
- 1 tsp. dishwashing detergent
- Spray bottle
Pour a small bottle of hot pepper sauce into a gallon jug of plain water. Add 1 tsp. of dish-washing detergent.
Place the lid back on the water jug and shake it to incorporate all the ingredients. Fill a spray bottle with the mixture.
Spray the solution onto all surfaces of your bird feeder, including the pole that holds it, the top and outer casing and the perch.