Even after 14 years of business as bird-feeding experts, we still talk about squirrels as much as we talk about birds. Multiple times every day, we describe basic squirrel-proofing methods to people who never would have believed it possible that squirrels can be excluded from feeders at all. Our all-time favorite squirrel-proofing method is to establish a baffled pole system with an 8-10’ radius of clearance. If you have that kind of space in your yard then a baffled pole system allows you almost unlimited flexibility in your choice and number of feeders and in the types of seed blends that you use. Now, with the help of social media, we’re getting the message about squirrel-proofing out like never before. If you haven’t seen it yet, please find us on YouTube and have a look at Squirrel-proofing 101: Four common methods of keeping squirrels out of your birdseed.