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Currently available at:
Pet Valu, Paulmac's, Sheridan Nurseries

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"Chili Treat" Bird Seed Saver Oil Treatment


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 natural technology used in Squirrel Proof Wild Bird Seed but can now be applied to your own favourite seed mix. Squirrel Proof "Treat Your Own" Bird Seed Saver Treatment is scientifically proven effective, safe, government approved and is blended from only all-natural food ingredients. Adding "Treat Your Own" to regular wild bird seed mix produces an all-natural vitamin-enriched bird seed mix that is more nutritious for wild birds - 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.  Initially, mix it in as recommended or in slightly higher amounts.  Over time, you can actually reduce the amount of "Treat Your Own" used in 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 squirrels are conditioned, using Treat Your Own regularly will not only protect your bird feeder, but you can then use "Treat Your Own" with excellent effectiveness to keep squirrels from other areas of your garden! 

"Treat Your Own" and Pre-treated Squirrel Proof Wild Bird Seed: We sell both our convenient ready-to-use Squirrel Proof Wild Bird Seed as well as the "Treat Your Own" Seed Saver Oil. We developed the "Treat Your Own" product in response to requests from birding enthusiasts who like to serve their birds a unique seed mix. Now, using our ready-to-use "Premier" seed mix or using your favourite bird seed and our "Treat Your Own" Seed Saver Oil, you can finally enjoy a squirrel proof bird feeding environment. 

Safe and Effective

The unique and patented all-natural technology used in Squirrel Proof products 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 are the ONLY products approved for sale in Canada by Health Canada, Pest Management Regulatory Agency 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 delighted customers report that they also successfully use "Treat Your Own" to control and manage squirrels and other pests around the whole 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 or our pretreated wild bird seed mixes at your feeders is an excellent first step. Once you establish the smell conditioning at your feeders with regular use of Squirrel Proof products, 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, although it is advisable to re-apply "Treat Your Own" periodically to keep the smell "fresh".  Squirrels will avoid the areas you cover because of the conditioned smell.  Using this technique sends squirrels away BEFORE they dig up your bulbs!

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