Birds and rodents both love to eat seeds; so where there’s one, there’s likely to be the other. Squirrels, mice, and rats can invade feeders; and they’re particularly fond of foraging on the ground for spilled seed and hulls. To keep rodents of all kinds away from your bird feeder, you need to manage the mess the birds leave behind.
Try these tips to discourage rodents while enjoying birds at your feeder:
- Rodent-Proof Your House: Because it’s impossible to keep mice and rats completely away outdoors, protect your home by sealing any cracks and openings where they might get inside.
In the end, it comes down to a yes or no answer to the question “Do mothballs keep mice away?”
And your answer will depend on how consistent you are with the application of mothballs. Because using this product consistently is an inexpensive and effective way to get rid of rats and mice.