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How to Baffle Squirrels

Location is the key to using a baffle to keep squirrels away from your feeder. Your baffle will only work if the squirrels can't jump around it. And squirrels can jump 8 to 10 feet horizontally and four feet up from the ground.

Pole Mounted Feeders

Our can-shaped baffle will keep squirrels from climbing up a pole to your feeder.

Hanging Feeders

Our disc-shaped baffle will keep squirrels form a feeder hung 8 feet away from the tree trunk.

Choose a Spot That:

~ has 8 feet of clearance on all sides ~
~ has bushes, shrubs, or trees 12-20 feet away to provide cover for your birds ~
~ you'll see easily and often from indoors ~

East Bay Nature carries a selection of the best squirrel-proof feeders available.

A Conversation with Rat...


There's one thing about owning a store that sells any kind of food. You have to always be on the alert for unwanted visitors, especially of the rodent kind. I've considered myself lucky in that I haven't had a big problem with rodentia. Any problems are quickly dealt with.

However, I was busy sweeping the floor recently in the Walnut Creek store when I thought I saw something scurry past one of the bird seed bags.

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek and Dublin, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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