DEAR JOAN: I am having primary squirrel issues. I purchased what I believed used to be a squirrel-proof feeder. Will have to I purchase the Coles’ emblem fowl meals this is scorching or what will have to I do?
— Deborah, Birmingham, Alabama
DEAR DEBORAH: Squirrels and rodents are stated to have a robust dislike for capsaicin, which is the stuff in peppers that make it scorching. Birds, however, don’t seem to be via it, so the spiced fowl seed will have to lend a hand deter the squirrels.
You may additionally set out a 2nd, squirrel-friendly feeder that gives them their favorites, which can make them much less prone to cross after the fowl feeder.
DEAR JOAN: My husband’s pal informed him that feeding the wild finches and different small wild birds on our again porch will draw in rats to our space. Will have to I prevent?
— Barbara Largent, Burlington, Washington
DEAR BARBARA: Rats discuss with our yards and houses without or with invitation. The rats may devour the fowl seed, however eliminating your feeders may not eliminate the rats. They’re only a truth of existence. Be certain that entrances into your own home are sealed off to stay them out, stay the spaces blank round and below the feeders, and revel in observing the birds with out guilt.