The subject of attracting squirrels to your home is a little-known method. But it can be done, and the rewards are worth it! You just need to know how to do it right. In this blog post, we will discuss 9 different ways that you can attract more squirrels into your yard or garden.
Plant Trees Squirrels Like
Squirrels love trees because they make their homes in the branches of these broad, sturdy structures. They tend to prefer large hickory beech trees where they eat and sleep among the leaves for shade from summer’s heat when it is most intense. You will do best if you can plant any one of these varieties as many yield edible nuts or flowers that attract squirrel visitors with a good eye for food sources; conversely, all three provide shelter against predators like hawks lurking overhead!
Squirrels may not only be attracted to acorns, but also other trees like aspens, spruces and pines. And while we don’t know why they are drawn to these types of trees instead of others it’s possible that the shape or size is more attractive than a good meal.
Squirrels have been seen climbing up willows too! Some speculate this could just mean squirrels find sweet tasting plants on those particular tree limbs which suggests they might prefer some type over others for reasons unknown.
You’ve probably seen these trees on TV before, and now you can have that same lush scenery in your yard! These are a combination of both deciduous (the leaves fall) and conifer (evergreen) trees. All the trees above will make your yard look amazing, so you won’t have to worry about aesthetics anymore. You’ll be creating more shade for yourself as well as a safe squirrel habitat for years to come with this selection.
Give Natural Cover
Squirrels need a place to run and hide when they feel threatened. There are many things you can do in your yard that will lure these critters, like plant hedges, create flower gardens or add shrubs for them to seek refuge on. You might also consider adding stacks of wood around the perimeter as another option for shade from overgrown grasses where squirrels may want to explore next time feeling skittish!
Squirrels often refuse to enter wide open spaces because they can feel exposed and vulnerable. A great way to make your home more inviting for them is by planting thick vegetation or using other landscape ideas that will hide the squirrel from predators. When you do this, it makes the place feel safe and welcoming which may encourage squirrels to play around in there!
Offer A Source of Water
Squirrels need lots of water, especially in the summer when it’s hot outside. You can put out fresh clean water for them to drink that complements their food. Try using short shallow bowls or a fountain so they won’t have trouble finding and drinking from your source.
Make sure you change out all the old dirty stagnant water every day! It may take some time before they figure this new place out if there are natural sources around your home already but don’t worry because squirrels aren’t picky about where their next thirst quench comes from as long as its freshly-cleaned cool refreshing H2O!
Get A Squirrel Feeder
Every backyard has their share of squirrels and bird feeders, but what about a little something for the furry creatures? Invest in a squirrel feeder to start attracting them. Just like people put out bird seed trays or dishes on poles near trees where there are many birds so they can come down get some food while waiting for food from plants that grow high up off the ground; you can do this with your own yard as well! Place these strategically around lower-lying areas of your property.
Put Out Bird Feeders
Tired of fruitlessly trying to attract squirrels? Here’s one guaranteed way to get them: scatter sunflower seeds on your lawn.
If you don’t want squirrels to invade your bird feeder, avoid offering them seeds that are similar in size and shape. Birds need a more diverse diet so they can get the nutrients they require for their health; this is why it’s best not to give just one type of seed or food sources because there will be shortages on some essential nutrients if birds only eat specific types of foods such as safflower seeds which many species won’t touch like House Finches.
Protect Bird Nests
Protecting your bird’s eggs from squirrels can be as easy as setting up a 15-foot long feeder. If you’re an avid nature lover and enjoy feeding both birds and squirrels, it might interest you to know that some species of squirrel are known for intruding on bird houses, especially during times when food is scarce.
The best way to protect the nests in these cases would be by placing them at least fifteen feet away from any other type of wildlife feeders such as deer or duck ponds where there may also reside hungry predators who will eat anything they find if left unchecked.
Use Some of Their Favorite Food
One of the best ways to bring squirrels to your backyard is by scattering corn around trees. Unfortunately, this can also attract other rodents like mice and rats! That’s why I recommend using a feeder instead or throwing food on the ground.
You can hang it from one branch in the tree so they have easy access all day long without any competition for food with larger animals such as raccoons because you don’t need bait that attracts them too much when there are plenty nearby hunting for their own prey already hungry enough!
Some favorite foods include acorns, hickory nuts, walnuts just be sure not give them more than two cups worth per serving each week which should last about three months depending how active they’re being every single
If you want to make your yard a hot spot for squirrels, then start by getting them hooked on the food that’s already there. Make sure they have plenty of nuts and seeds so when it becomes empty (or gets stale), refill their stash with even more goodies!
Once one or two catch wind of all this free food just waiting in your backyard, word will spread like wildfire and soon enough you’ll be hosting an army of these furry rodents visiting every day.
They are not picky eaters either–they’re happy eating most any kind of seed from sunflowers to peanuts!–so don’t let yourself get caught unprepared again because if those little buggers see something good going down while they’re out scrounging
Where to Feed Squirrels?
Squirrels are always looking for safe space. They love the high perches, especially if they have cats and dogs in their home. With that in mind any bird feeder would work well but why not spice it up a little? Wooden posts with bowls will do just fine or you can create something more elaborate like adding a small roof to keep food dry- which is also important because squirrels won’t eat spoiled foods so we don’t want them eating moldy nuts!
Squirrels are agile creatures, and they’ll eat anywhere. In order to ensure that squirrel feeding is safe for all animals in your yard- including the ones you want to keep around like cats or dogs! – it’s best if you feed them from up high where everyone can enjoy their antics as they jump about trying to get what we humans have given them lovingly with our own hands. Hanging a feeder from tree branches will do just nicely; They’re quite acrobatic when climbing trees themselves anyways!
Create A Squirrel Friendly Habitat Yard
A backyard habitat is a great way to help wildlife and give them more of the food, water, shelter they need. Here are some tips on how to create one that not only attract squirrels but other animals as well! You will have an easier time attracting these critters if you live in areas with woods or near wooded land than living right in the city–although it’s possible even there too just harder work for sure!
Squirrels are known for causing homeowners issues like climbing in the attic, chewing their property and other things that can cost you money. Squirrel-friendly yards are easy to achieve with a little understanding on how to keep them away from your home. Keep these tips handy – they’ll help!
First, The best way to keep them away is by making sure that there are no branches close enough for their long jump. If they happen to be high up, it might take some time and patience before they come down from the trees again – but don’t let this get you discouraged!
To make sure squirrels stay away, it is important to seal off any possible opening in pipes or masonry around your house. You should also protect trees from them by wrapping their trunks with sheet metal or installing baffles on the tree that will keep squirrels out and prevent damage. As they start trusting you more, you can feed them near your home so long as they are not damaging anything else of course!
Squirrels usually avoid humans if given an opportunity but won’t hesitate to eat bird food at a nearby garden if left unchecked for too long- consider investing in some kind of deterrent like nets over the top which would be better than using poison because poisoning could harm other animals such as dogs who might consume small amounts
One of the worst things that can happen to a squirrel is drowning in water, and having their head or body stuck by thin objects like wire. To avoid these dangerous situations install large planks over ponds so they are able to climb out if necessary, as well as installing wires high up on gutters for protection against predators who may try climbing them looking for small animals.
Avoiding fatal falls from trees into traps should be your first concern when it comes to protecting our furry friends! Place rope ladders at various heights around tree trunks- this will not only allow you access but also provide an escape route away from potential dangers such as predator birds lurking about waiting for prey with its wings open wide awaiting attack!
Admire them by far
These adorable and furry creatures are well-known for their bushy tails, big ears, and of course those cute little front paws. They’re known to be very social animals that enjoy a variety of activities from playing with friends or hunting nuts out in the forest. However one must always remember not to get too close as they can sometimes act aggressively if startled!
Squirrels may seem like harmless rodents but before you go petting them make sure you have at least 10 feet between yourself so your hands don’t end up getting chewed off by these wild beasts!
Anyway, what colors attract squirrels?
Did you know that squirrels have a limited ability to distinguish between colors? Gray tree squirrels can tell the difference between green and red, but they cannot see any other color. I looked everywhere for research on what attracts them most, but apparently nobody has done it yet!