Squirrels may be cute, but they really are pests. They can wipe out all your bird feeder food in just one sitting. Your bird feeder pole should be 10 feet away from your house and trees. Squirrels can jump up to 8 feet. You definitely need a squirrel baffle.
They will try anything to get to get to the feeders. They tried climbing up the screen on the porch to jump to the feeders.
They tried from this pole.
I have two baffles. Squirrels figured out how to jump over one!Baffled again!
Even the chipmunks are baffled!