Too hot for squirrels to handle?
There are probably as many products for keeping squirrels out of bird feeders as there are for keeping deer out of gardens.
I'm not a big fan of product placement, but here's one I thought I would mention: really spicey bird seed.
Made by Coles and called "Blazing Hot Blend, it combines habanero chili oil with the most preferred seeds of backyard songbirds.
It was tested by the folks at Cornell and found to be effective against squirrels, but not a problem for birds, who apparently don't have as fine a pallet.
Coles also has a bird seed called "Hot Meats," that combines shelled bird seed with the hot oil.
AP Photo/Mesabi Daily News, Mark Sauer