I don't know if you all have trouble like I do keeping the squirrels out of your birdfeeders? Well I think I finally found a cure...oh yes, me and the squirrels have been fighting for months now!! Don't get me wrong, I like them and I feed them corn but for some reason they insist on getting into my bird feeders....Grrrr! Anyways after many experiences, here is what works: my feeders are both on sheppard hooks and the squirrels would climb right up them and empty them out now what I do is every other day when I go out to fill the feeders I put a good coat of vaseline on both poles and the rascals can't climb up them! Actually it is pretty entertaining also watching them climb a hundered miles an hour and getting nowhere! lol I love to watch the squirrels, we currently have about 9 of them and I feed them all the things they like but they need to let the birds eat too!