Mark==for the squirrels you can usually get posion bait from your County. Or take approx. 3 cups quaker oats to 1 cup of plaster of paris & mix together. The feeders are out of 3 or 4 inch plastic drain pipe (cheaper than pvc) with a tee in the middle. Pipe lengths are usually about 24 inches long. Once put together ,pour a cup or so down the tee pipe. This will keep the dogs, cats, birds etc, from getting at the posion or plaster of paris. Next year Iam going to try the oats with alittle anti freeze in the traps.This last year the posion bait from the County got alitte pricey 125.00 for 50lbs. As for the rabbits.catch as catch can.If you're in the county and no close neighbors. 22 short.How can I protect my tomato plants from the rabbits or squirrels? Is it safe to protect them with a mesh placed over the plants? Will hey still get enough sunlight? I'll remove the mesh when I pick the tomatoes and them place it back over them.