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Bird Watching and Relaxation: How the PestOff Bird Feeder can bring peace to your life

Bird Watching and Relaxation: How the PestOff Bird Feeder can bring peace to your life

Everyone knows that there are ups and downs in life that can be difficult to overcome. In order to enjoy life to its fullest and appreciate all the things we have, it is essential to do things that make us happy and feel alive! There are various techniques for relieving everyday stresses, such as, meditation and yoga, although for many people, a relaxing and stress relieving hobby can be bird watching. A great way to unwind after a long day at work or on a lazy Sunday is to look out into your garden and submerse yourself in this relaxing way of life, by watching sweet little song birds feeding happily. There are many benefits to bird watching such as becoming more patient, increased mental alertness, and improved cardiovascular health. Bird watching can be a wonderful, freeing activity to take part in, as long as you have a pest proof bird feeder that squirrels and lots of other pests cannot get into. The perfect bird feeder for this serene activity is the Roamwild PestOff Bird Feeder, which is a squirrel proof bird feeder and also a predator proof bird feeder.  There is nothing worse to ruin your, and your feathered friend’s relaxation than a squirrel, large bird, or rat eating all the expensive seed in your bird feeder! A solution has been found, and now with new and innovative technology, you can buy a pest proof bird feeder that only allows small song birds to feed. This incredible bird feeder squirrel proof works with weight sensing technology that allows for feeding ports to become blocked off when anything heavier than a song bird tries to feed. After the weight of the pest has been lifted from the perch, the feeding ports automatically become accessible once again for the song birds! This means that you can eliminate the extra source of stress of these pests, and watch your favourite little birds feed in peace. With the PestOff Bird Feeder, your hobby of bird watching becomes so much easier and completely eliminates pests from the experience! So sit back, and simply enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer.


What Birds Will Benefit from Your Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder?

What Birds Will Benefit from Your Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder?

Squirrel proof bird feeders are a fantastic way to attract birds to your yard, as they ensure that plentiful supplies of food are always available. This is done thanks to innovative technology, which makes sure squirrels and other pests aren’t able to pilfer the food you’ve set aside for the birds in your yard.

There are many different birds found in yards throughout the USA, however they aren’t as plentiful as they used to be. But which birds could you be helping when you leave them a hearty meal in your yard...?

Roamwild PestOff Bird feeder stops pests and only lets songbirds feed

Red-Winged Blackbird

This is one of the most common birds throughout the USA, found in all of the Lower 48 states. Just because it is common though, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need your help. If you put out a squirrel proof bird feeder in your garden, you’re almost certain to see a number of these attractive little creatures in your yard very soon.

Chipping Sparrow

This is the native sparrow species in the USA, however it has suffered from the introduction of the European sparrow, which is larger and more aggressive. They aren’t found in cities too much, but they are still common in the rural areas of the country, especially in wooded areas and agricultural areas. Thanks to their small size, they’ll have absolutely no problem benefitting from a squirrel proof bird feeder in your yard.

Swainson’s Thrush

If you want to hear some of the most melodic birdsong in your garden, you really want to attract this bird. With its beautiful voice, it lights up any yard, and will certainly be attracted by a bird feeder. You’ll find it throughout the north-east of the country, as well as in the higher areas of the west, plus it is also found all the way up in Alaska.

American Robin

Found in all areas of the Lower 48, apart from the hottest parts of the South, the American robin is one of the most abundant birds in the country. While more suited to forests and remoter areas, they are today found throughout cities, and are often spotted in peoples’ yards. If you want to attract this beautiful bird, a bird feeder could well be the answer!


There are many different types of warblers in the USA, however the most prolific is probably the yellow-rumped warbler. They don’t migrate in the winter, instead sticking around to eat berries and insects. The fact that they are in the country during the harshest time of the year means that they will really appreciate some extra food on the coldest days.

Why Squirrels are a Pest for Bird Lovers

Why Squirrels are a Pest for Bird Lovers

Squirrels might seem like adorable little critters, but they are a serious pest for those looking to attract lots of birds to their yard.

Hanging up a bird feeder should almost guarantee regular visits from birds, but just one rogue squirrel can put a stop to these visits immediately. Regular bird feeders simply can’t cope with squirrels in the same ways that the PestOff Bird Feeder can, for a number of important reasons…

They Aren’t Strong

Most bird feeders aren’t built to support the weight of a squirrel, as they’ve instead only been designed to support the slight frames of smaller birds. Too much weight can simply cause them to fall apart, leading to you having to replace them. It isn’t just squirrels that do this, but also other rodents, as well as larger birds, such as Grackles, Jays and pigeons. The PestOff Bird Feeder is designed to support large weights though, meaning it will stay working for years.

Squirrels are Thieves

Squirrels have absolutely no idea that the food in a bird feeder isn’t for them, so instead see a free lunch when they see a feeder. They’ll break-in, pilfering the tasty morsels and leaving nothing for the other birds in the area – which will cause these birds to head elsewhere, and abandon your garden. The PestOff Bird Feeder has an innovative design though, which ensures that squirrels have no access to the food inside. The result? They’ll soon get bored and attack someone else’s bird feeder instead…


Just because a squirrel can’t get to the food, it doesn’t mean that they won’t try absolutely everything to do so. With their sharp teeth, they’ll almost certainly gnaw away at the outer casing and, when it comes to brands other than PestOff, they’ll usually succeed in eventually breaking in. PestOff uses anti-gnaw plates though, which are built to withstand the potentially damaging effects of squirrels chewing on them, leading to frustrated squirrels and extremely happy homeowners!


So, it is clear that every bird-lover needs to have a PestOff Bird Feeder in their yard, as it’s the best way to ensure that food goes where it is supposed to go – into the mouths of hungry birds. It will protect against squirrels, and it will also protect against creatures such as rats and chipmunks, whilst also allowing birds to feed easily. The result should be a yard full of bird song!

Top 10 bird feeding tips this winter

1. Know your birds

Different species eat different things. Finches like seeds; tits like fat. And starlings will eat just about anything. Make sure you're providing the right menu for your diners.  If you do not want to feed starlings then you could buy the 'Pest-Off' bird feeder by Roamwild, this prevents larger birds, squirrels and rats from feeding from your bird feeder.

2. Look out for leftovers...

Some of our own food can be good for birds – for example, fruit cake or mince pies, dried fruit, unsalted nuts, or apples and pears past their best. Try sprinkling grated mild cheese under trees and bushes for more timid birds like wrens and dunnocks.

3. But choose the right stuff...

Birds probably won't eat your unwanted Christmas Day sprouts. And putting out is a big no-no - it's so soft it'll stick to birds' feathers and stop them from keeping waterproof and warm.

4. Don't poison your pets!

Birds love dried fruit. But if you have a dog, don't put grapes, currants, raisins or sultanas within their reach. Vine fruits can be toxic to dogs.

5. Keep water in bird baths and ponds unfrozen

Birds need to drink and bathe every day - even when it's really cold outside. A pond or bird bath is great, but even an upturned bin lid or plant saucer can give birds the water they need.

6. Put out the right amount of food

Only put out what will get eaten during the day. This is important if you want to avoid unwanted visitors like rats. It'll also mean that there aren't big piles of mouldy food on your bird table.

7. Keep it clean!

Dirty bird feeders and bird tables can help spread diseases. Clean your feeders regularly to keep your visitors healthy and happy. And always wash your hands after feeding the birds!

8. Big Garden Birdwatch is coming...

The weekend of 24-25 January sees the world's biggest wildlife survey. If you're feeding the birds over the festive period, why not continue through January? All it takes is an hour of your time to watch the birds that use your garden - then just tell us what you saw.

9.  Use a Pest proof bird feeder!

Feed the song birds not the pests.  By using a pest proof bird feeder like the Roamwild Pest-Off bird feeder will only allow your songbirds to feed and not pest like larger birds, squirrels or rats.  The Pest-Off feeder is also rat proof.

10. Thank you for giving nature a home

By feeding the birds in your garden, on your balcony or at your window, you'll help them get through what can be a tough time of year. 

How about planning ahead and making your place even better for wildlife? Have fun!