Springboro, Ohio

734 A. North Main Street
Springboro, OH 45066
Next to Dorothy Lane Market

 (937) 748-8979

Open Today Until 6:00 pm

Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Monica & Brad Brubaker Franchise Store Owners

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Dealing with Blackbirds

We're Helping You Deal with Squirrels, Raccoons & Blackbirds!

With 15% Off Safflower Seed and Simply Suet & 20% Off Cages, Baffles and Select Feeders*

It only takes one to have too many squirrels or raccoons, but sometimes you just have too many blackbirds (or doves). They can eat more than their share of food and chase other birds away. However, you can be a savvy hobbyist by always protecting against squirrels and raccoons and anticipating the arrival of your problem birds,  and implement the following solutions:

The Right Food

We offer a variety of foods to help you deal with nuisance critters and birds at your feeders.

  • Instead of sunflower seed, offer only safflower seed. Squirrels, raccoons, blackbirds and starlings do not seem to like this seed and usually leave it alone. 
  • Offer high quality blends in tube feeders and consider removing the feeder's perches. Small birds can land on the seed ports just fine, while larger birds can hang on to the port for only a short time and thus eat less food. 
  • Offer only pure rendered suet cakes as European Starlings often ignore them. Starlings are attracted to the other ingredients (like peanuts) in suet-blend cakes more than just plain suet.
  • Don't offer foods containing cracked corn and millet that are favorites of House Sparrows, European Starlings, doves, grackles and blackbirds.

Feeder Solutions

Deter larger birds from visiting your existing feeder by adding an On-Guard™ wire mesh cage. Our On-Guard solutions are designed to allow smaller birds access but prevent doves, pigeons, even blackbirds from reaching the food in a feeder. We offer a variety of cages that easily fit on our seed tube, finch, peanut, suet and some of our specialty feeders.

Solution Feeders

We offer a variety of feeders that help you feed only the birds you want.

  • EcoTough® Upside-down Suet Feeder - This feeder is designed to allow birds to feed from below, a comfortable practice for woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees and other clinging birds but difficult for starlings.
  • Dinner Bell™ feeder - Use this versatile feeder to offer a number of different foods. The Dinner Bell's adjustable dome can be raised and lowered to allow access for smaller birds.
  • The Eliminator™ and Fundamentals Squirrel-proof feeders. Both of these feeders are weight-sensitive and will close off access to the food when heavier visitors, such as pigeons and most doves, sit on a perch.

APS Squirrel Baffle

Baffle Your Squirrels & Raccoons

The Advanced Pole System Squirrel Baffle (pictured) and Raccoon Baffle can help make your bird feeding station critter-resistant. Made of durable, powder-coated steel, these baffles are designed to stop squirrels and raccoons before they reach your feeders.

Place your baffle on your setup so the top of the baffle is 4½' - 5' from the ground, and 10' from anything they can jump from.

 

*EcoTough® Upside-down Suet Feeder, Dinner Bell™ Feeder, Eliminator™ and Fundamentals Squirrel-proof feeders.

 

 

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