Squirrel Proof Treat Your Own Seed Saver, 16oz.
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Squirrel Proof "Treat Your Own" Bird Seed Saver Treatment is a new treatment which can be applied to any birdseed in order to make the seed unpalatable to squirrels. Treat Your Own Bird Seed Saver Treatment is based on the same technology used in Squirrel Proof Wild Bird Seed but can now be applied by consumers to their own favourist seed mix. Squirrel Proof "Treat Your Own" Bird Seed Saver Treatment is scientifically proven effective, safe, government approved and is manufactured from only all natural food ingredients. Adding "Treat Your Own" to wild bird seed mix produces an all-natural vitamin-enriched bird seed mix that is more nutritious for wild birds and birds love it and squirrels don't.
Easy to Use: "Treat Your Own" is simple to use - simply follow the instructions to mix it in with your favourite seed mix. Small volumes of seed can be treated in a Tupperware container and larger volumes can be treated and stored in a large pail. One 450g bottle of "Treat Your Own" will initially treat about 35lbs of bird seed. Squirrels will try it initially and quickly stop eating the bird seed because of Treat Your Own's Chili Treat™ "hot and spicy" sensation. From that point, just the smell of "Treat Your Own" in your bird seed mix will keep them from the feeder, and you can actually reduce the amount of "Treat Your Own" you mix into subsequent batches of seed mix.
How It Works: "Treat Your Own" teaches or conditions squirrels to the association between the taste they don't like and the smell of the food. When you see the squirrels avoiding your bird feeder, you know that the smell of "Treat Your Own" has been learned. Once the smell has been established, squirrels do not need to eat the food any longer as it is the smell that keeps squirrels out of the feeder. This process may take a few weeks, but, once conditioned, you can then use "Treat Your Own" with excellent effectiveness to keep squirrels from other areas of your garden.
Safe and Effective: This unique and patented technology was originally discovered at the National Institute of Health and has been extensively tested to ensure that it is safe and effective in helping to control and keep squirrels out of the bird feeder. Squirrel Proof products have been independently tested at Cornell University and have been approved for sale in Canada by Health Canada, Pest Management Regulatory Agency as being a safe, effective and all-natural way to keep squirrels out of the bird feeder!
Other Usages: In addition to using "Treat Your Own" to keep squirrels away from the bird feeder, many of our customers report that they also have successfully used "Treat Your Own" to control and manage squirrels and other pests around the garden. Here are some suggestions for great gardening tips:
- The most effective use of "Treat Your Own" in the garden is after squirrels have been conditioned to the smell of it with food. Starting with "Treat Your Own" mixed into bird seed at your feeders is an excellent first step. Once your feeders are protected, then use the following tips.
- Sprinkle or spray "Treat Your Own" around the base of potted plants - "Treat Your Own" will not harm your plants and will keep squirrels from digging in your pots.
- Sprinkle or spray "Treat Your Own" on wood chips or garden mulch, then spread the mulch around the garden areas you wish to keep squirrels from digging. Because "Treat Your Own" is a food oil product, it will not readily wash away in rain, but it is advisable to re-apply "Treat Your Own" periodically to keep the smell "fresh".
Not working :-(
Posted by Suzanne j. on 2017 Jun 1st
Not working :-(
Not very effective on the squirrels
Posted by Christene S. on 2017 May 8th
I purchased seed saver oil to treat my bird seeds, for I have had my issues with squirrels. I had hopes that it would work as well as indicated. Unfortunately, neither the black or grey squirrels were bothered at all by the oil, I even added more than called for to the seed.
Works...but Hold on a sec
Posted by Phil M. on 2017 Mar 2nd
I have been using the product for more than 3 weeks now to give this product a fair assessment. After first treating my seed mix the regular backyard squirrels would come by the feeder as usual. After their first taste of this stuff they never returned back...except for 1 bugger! He/she still comes around twice daily and raids my feeder. I've even tried increasing the dose with no effect on this one squirrel. All the other squirrels still come by but totally avoid the feeder. Just the one squirrel has the taste for spice! I will have to relocate this squirrel. The birds like the chilli treat a lot and I have noticed an increase in activity since using it. This is probably mostly due to less squirrel activity. But the birds do make many trips back and forth to the feeder. I have also used this product and sprayed on my birdhouse/roostbox posts with great effect as well. Just the smell of this stuff puts the squirrels off. They used to run on the fence right under the birdhouse. Since I have sprayed the product on the post they completely go another route to get to the other side of the fence. So I definitely will be using treat your own in the garden as well.
Posted by Marigay M. on 2017 Jan 5th
Keeps our squirrels away at a fraction of the cost of the birdseed baked in hot pepper sauce. We use it regularly. Thx
Posted by John S. on 2016 Feb 8th
Peppers hold out hope!
Posted by Jon B. on 2016 Jan 7th
All my past efforts to thwart my very creative squirrels have failed: from expensive so-called squirrel-proof bird feeders to grease on poles. Let's hope that these hot peppers do the trick and my birds can eat in peace.
In the garden
Posted by Elizabeth Bain on 2015 Mar 18th
I use this the squirrel proof mix in the garden to keep the squirrels away from my spring bulbs. Works great.
Posted by Jan L. K. on 2015 Mar 18th
this is the best stuff I've found, tho not perfect, closer to working to keep the seeds in the feeder than anything I've found to date.
Posted by pbharma on 2015 Mar 18th
I like the squirrel proof seed but wanted to try shelled sunflower hearts in my feeder as they are much cleaner. the treat your own oil worked great and was easy to apply to the seed. i like that it is not a powder. I ended up using only a small amount from the bottle and still have a lot left. I estimate that the bottle will last a couple of months.