Keep squirrels off bird feeders by greasing the bird-feeder pole.
For years I have heard about various deterrents to keep squirrels and raccoons out of bird feeders. Recently, I was fighting off both determined critters when I hit on a solution: Grease the pole!
I used axle grease because it was handy, but you could coat the pole with used motor oil. Now the sunflower seeds and thistle are just for the birds.
— Eve Otto
Woodstock, New York
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