New Milford, Connecticut

Animal Control: How to Keep Pests Out of Your Bird Feeders April 20, 2017

New Milford, Litchfield
Animal Control: How to Keep Pests Out of Your Bird Feeders, New Milford, Connecticut

While installing bird feeders on your property is an excellent way to attract a variety of beautiful, feathered creatures, it will also bring nuisance pests. To help you make sure only your avian friends are feasting on your backyard feeders, the animal control professionals at American Bio-Tech in New Milford, CT, suggest a few effective tactics for barring squirrels, raccoons, and other hungry pests from your birds’ food.

Here are a few easy, reliable methods for reserving your bird feeders for your winged visitors:

  • Purchase Pest-Proof Feeders: In recent years, manufacturers have started making feeders that are extremely difficult for pests to access. They are only accessible to birds: The dispenser holes are small enough for their beaks alone, and there is nowhere for larger wildlife to perch along the edges.
  • animal controlInstall Pole Baffles: If you want to take your animal control tactics to the next level, install baffles. Ideally, you will want to connect a wire to two poles or trees that are approximately 10 feet apart. By hanging the feeder from this wire at least a few feet off the ground, you lower the chances of other wildlife reaching it.
  • Schedule Pest Removal: As a last resort, you can always contact a wildlife control company to inspect your property, assess the problem, and provide a long-term solution. After finding ways to minimize an animal’s damage to your property, they can offer to remove the pest altogether in a humane and safe way.

If you’ve been watching squirrels drain your feeders of birdseed, try executing one of these ideas to put an end to it. To get rid of the pests for good or learn more about humane animal control, call American Bio-Tech at (860) 355-1231 or visit them online today. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from American Bio-Tech Wildlife Services
3 Tips From Animal Control Pros for Keeping Food Safe While Camping, New Milford, Connecticut
With warm weather in full swing, the northeastern part of the country offers a variety of enjoyable outdoor activities, which is why many people spend time at campgrounds. As the are...read more
Bat Control: The Misunderstood Pest in the Attic , New Milford, Connecticut
A quick internet search will prove there is no shortage of information out there about bats. These little winged bug eaters tend to get a lot of bad press because of their “creepines...read more
3 Easy Animal Control Tips for Campers, New Milford, Connecticut
A few animals scurrying around in the cover of night can turn your peaceful camping trip into a nightmare. In addition to making it difficult to sleep, some wildlife can be vicious o...read more
Bat Control Help: What to Do If You Discover the Creatures in Your House, New Milford, Connecticut
It’s alarming to realize bats are inside your home, but you can secure your structure with help from a professional bat control expert. American Bio-Tech Wildlife Services ...read more
Animal Control: How to Keep Pests Away From Your Picnic, New Milford, Connecticut
With Memorial Day on the way, you’re likely planning a weekend picnic or family barbecue to celebrate the coming of summer and the long weekend. However, whenever you combine fo...read more