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ARE YOU A RAT FEEDER?
Rats are known for their acrobatics and abilities to get to places no one thought they could. However, rodents show their most skillful feats in attempts to get food… and you may be helping them. Having bird feeders around your home is about as ubiquitous as mailboxes and basketball hoops. The joy of songbirds can be ruined once you discover the feeder was emptied by rats, and not chickadees. Although you thought the food was somewhere rats couldn’t reach, they will marvel you at the way they can maneuver into almost any feeder and get the munchies they want. “Open” seed style feeders are some of the worst culprits for allowing easy food. Birds will make a mess of this seed as they pick through it for the ones they want, and throw the rest on the ground, as easy pickings for rodents. Even feeders designed to keep out rats and other pests cant seem to do the trick, and result in a new puzzle being solved by the determined rat.
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Of course we aren’t trying to stop you from feeding birds, in fact welcoming nature to your home is exactly what we recommend. However, when feeding birds, use a few common sense approaches to keep it available only to your feathered friends. Using suet feeders suspended in front of and away from your windows is the perfect. The content of suet feeders doesn’t get spilled like open feed, and suspending it instead of posting it will make it more difficult for rodents to access.
Of course this isn’t always the set up you may be looking for… but with a bit of creativity even the most daring of rodents can be sent looking elsewhere for food. Utilize store bought or home made baffles to keep rodents shielded from access to the feeder. Use grease to make mounting poles hard for rodents to grab a hold of, as well as other likely pests. And whenever possible make sure spills of seed are quickly cleaned up. Thinking outside of the box is something everyone can do, but sometimes you need a second set of eyes to problem solve. Contact Tahoma Pest Management for expert analysis of what is contributing to your rodent activity. We will help you develop a plan to stop the rodents, and keep you feeding the birds.
Cascadian Olympic Ventures, LLC Tahoma Pest Management 2201 S Tacoma Way #104 Tacoma, Wa 98409-7518
stretchy rat rat wheel
ARE YOU A RAT FEEDER?
Rats are known for their acrobatics and abilities to get to places no one thought they could. However, rodents show their most skillful feats in attempts to get food… and you may be helping them. Having bird feeders around your home is about as ubiquitous as mailboxes and basketball hoops. The joy of songbirds can be ruined once you discover the feeder was emptied by rats, and not chickadees. Although you thought the food was somewhere rats couldn’t reach, they will marvel you at the way they can maneuver into almost any feeder and get the munchies they want. “Open” seed style feeders are some of the worst culprits for allowing easy food. Birds will make a mess of this seed as they pick through it for the ones they want, and throw the rest on the ground, as easy pickings for rodents. Even feeders designed to keep out rats and other pests cant seem to do the trick, and result in a new puzzle being solved by the determined rat.
rat trap Fat rat
Of course we aren’t trying to stop you from feeding birds, in fact welcoming nature to your home is exactly what we recommend. However, when feeding birds, use a few common sense approaches to keep it available only to your feathered friends. Using suet feeders suspended in front of and away from your windows is the perfect. The content of suet feeders doesn’t get spilled like open feed, and suspending it instead of posting it will make it more difficult for rodents to access.
Of course this isn’t always the set up you may be looking for… but with a bit of creativity even the most daring of rodents can be sent looking elsewhere for food. Utilize store bought or home made baffles to keep rodents shielded from access to the feeder. Use grease to make mounting poles hard for rodents to grab a hold of, as well as other likely pests. And whenever possible make sure spills of seed are quickly cleaned up. Thinking outside of the box is something everyone can do, but sometimes you need a second set of eyes to problem solve. Contact Tahoma Pest Management for expert analysis of what is contributing to your rodent activity. We will help you develop a plan to stop the rodents, and keep you feeding the birds.
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