It seems that everything I plant from Sunflowers to potted heirloom tomatoes and peppers, the squirrels seem to disturb them or eat them. Is there a good way to keep them away. These squirrels are pretty territorial and mean, being that we have the largest oak tree on the block.
Please help me figure out a way to protect my plants. Thanks
The squirrels in my neck of the woods are such pests, too! They have no fear and will scurry up to people, plants, and pets -- they seem to annoy us all!
I haven't tried any of these natural squirrel "repellents", but there is a lot of information on the web about what has worked well for others.
- Fill birdbaths with water. Most squirrels nibble on your greens because they are thirsty. Keeping water available my deter them from your vegetable garden!
- Plant a decoy. Keep feeders full of seeds or nuts replenished AWAY from your garden. The squirrels may feast on these instead of feeding on your veggies.
- Sprinkle cayenne/chili/black pepper liberally throughout your garden. Or, make a homemade repellent by soaking cut up jalapeno peppers or garlic in water and vinegar in a spray bottle and apply to the perimeter of your garden. But remember, waterings and rain can wash this repellent away
- Fashion a wire mesh fence to completely enclose your garden. Squirrels can gnaw through plastic and chicken wire.
Has anyone else solved a squirrel problem? Share your tips and tricks with us!
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