10 Most Common Types of Squirrels in Backyards

Common types of squirrels in backyards

A guide with 10 of the most common types of squirrels we come across in backyards in the USA, with informative descriptions of each.

I’ve always been captivated by these energetic creatures, their cheeky antics, and the remarkable diversity that exists within their ranks. From the sprightly Eastern Gray Squirrel, a common sight in many of our neighborhoods, to the elusive flying squirrels gliding through the twilight sky.

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25 Decorative Bird Bath Ideas for the Garden

Decorative bird bath ideas for the garden

A guide with 25 unique and decorative bird bath ideas to provide water for birds and enhance the appearance of your garden or yard.

A bird bath in a garden or backyard space not only provides decorative value but can also support the conservation of wild birds.

Bird baths provide a much-needed water source for your favorite garden visitors, and are also an effective way to attract birds to a birdhouse in your backyard.

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10 Scents That Keep Squirrels Away

Scents that repel squirrels

A guide with ten of the most effective scents and smells to repel squirrels so you can protect the flowers and plants in your yard.

With those big puffy tails and pointy ears, squirrels are certainly cute, but they can also do some impressive damage. They love to dig holes in the garden beds, munch on flowers and veggies, and can even do significant damage to wood on the exterior of your home.

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9 Plants and Flowers That Repel Squirrels

Plants that repel squirrels

Squirrels and gardens are not a good mix. Not only do these mischievous rodents like to eat some types of flowers and vegetable garden staples, but they will readily uproot a plant to hide an acorn for winter.

If you have squirrels damaging your plants, one of the easiest solutions is to plant more plants, which may seem counterintuitive. As long as you pick the right types of flowers, this trick can be incredibly effective.

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How to Keep Squirrels Away From Plants (10 Tips)

How to keep squirrels away from plants

A guide with ten practical methods to stop squirrels from digging up plants and keep them out of your garden.

Whether digging up your soil or munching on your produce, squirrels can quickly undo all the hard work you’ve put into your vegetable and flower gardens.

Luckily, despite how intelligent and persistent these rodents can be, there are some effective ways to keep them from damaging your plants without resorting to drastic or expensive measures.

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How to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders (11 Practical Tips)

How to keep ants out of hummingbird feeder

Hummingbirds love the sweet taste of sugar water. Unfortunately, that love is shared by ants. If you have a hummingbird feeder, you probably know this fact all too well.

So the question is, how do you allow hummingbirds to enjoy your feeders without letting the ants steal all the sweet water you’ve worked so hard to make?

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Does Cayenne Pepper Deter Squirrels?

Does cayenne pepper deter squirrels?

A guide on using cayenne pepper and other hot peppers to keep squirrels away from bird feeders, and how to make spicy birdseed.

Cayenne pepper has been touted as a cure-all remedy to keep squirrels out of your bird feeder. But does this simple method actually work?

In this article, I will look at the theory behind using cayenne pepper and other hot peppers to deter squirrels and show you how and why it works.

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How to Make Bird Feeders Squirrel Proof (10 Tips)

How to make bird feeders squirrel proof

A guide with ten practical tips to keep squirrels away from the bird feeder in your backyard and keep birds safe and happy.

There’s nothing better than looking out your window to see a flock of colorful songbirds enjoying the offerings in your birdfeeder. But this fun and rewarding hobby can quickly become costly and time-consuming when squirrels get involved.

These tree-dwelling rodents can make quick work of even large-capacity bird feeders. This means you have to spend more on seeds and fill the feeder more often. All without the benefit of seeing more birds visit your yard.

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Where to Hang a Hummingbird Nest (Practical Guide)

Where to hang a hummingbird nest

A guide with tips on where best to place or hang a hummingbird nest or house, and how to keep hummingbirds happy and safe in the yard.

Perhaps one of the prettiest birds that can visit our backyards is the tiny but almighty hummingbird.

The hummingbird truly is a unique bird in so many different ways, and their nesting habits are also unique and different from other birds that often explore the outdoor spaces around our homes.

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