Wednesday, 22 February 2017
I know many of you like squirrels but I am not fond of them. They dig out my bulbs and now they have been gnawing the holes in my birdhouses. I forgot to take a 'before' picture but on this house the hole was a good 4 inches across necessitating a new front on the birdhouse. DH dealt with the gnawing problem by buying pocket door 'handles' and drilling a 1 1/8 inch hole in the middle. They were 2 in a pack at Habitat ReStore for 2 dollars. Too bad there was only one pack left.
For this house he used a large homemade washer which doesn't look as nice but will do the trick.
Apparently the squirrels will use any larger sized birdhouse to raise their young in. They won't bother smaller houses. In any case, they won't be nesting in my back yard.
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