Cheryl Thresher
Cheryl Thresher
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  • Tehachapi, CA
Asked on May 24, 2017

What REALLY works to get rid of squirrels? They eat everything!

Debbie / Dragonfly TreasureBetsyC.B.


7 answers
  • Pamelawms15
    on May 24, 2017

    Once I added a few squirrel feeders to my yard, they stopped eating my plants. I make certain to keep them filled! Also, attaching netting above your garden will make it more difficult for them to gain access to your plants.
    on May 25, 2017

    dogs or cats or a 22 caliber pistol, semi automatic Sig Sauer. Careful. 22 cal. carrys about 1 mile. It may be illegal to shoot where you live also. Poison is not good, will kill friendly pets also. Squirrels were here before us.
  • Ironhorse68450
    on May 26, 2017

    Are you saying you like squirrels?...just asking.
  • Nancy Turner
    on May 26, 2017

    I used a mouse trap bated with peanut butter. It was tripped in my half barrel planter and had tooth marks in the peanut butter, but no squirrel. I haven't had a squirrel in my two half barrel planters since, even though I only put it in one. I myself mean no harm to squirrels, they have their place in the food chain, but I will do whatever I need to keep them away from my gardens. I am also known to feed them my stale cereal, granola, cookies, etc., away from my gardens, of course.
  • C.B.
    on May 26, 2017

    Sprinkle powdered Coyote Urine in the areas you DON"T want them; it can be acquired via your local garden center or they can special order it for you...OR google it for a source.
  • Betsy
    on Sep 24, 2018

    Hi Cheryl: Basically, you can't. Feed them somewhere else, and remember, everything needs to eat, so if you can, learn to enjoy the little buggers. I will say that they climb up my peach trees and throw peaches at me, but that's only when I forget to put something out for them:) If they are chewing on your wiring, spray it with a mixture of 3/4 water and 1/4 oil of clove (you can get it in the candy making section of the store, it's a bottle about 2 1/2 inches high and only costs a couple of bucks). Put this in a spray bottle and spray whatever you don't want chewed or clawed. Works for cats and dogs, too. Won't harm them, smells great, tastes terrible:( Good luck

  • Debbie / Dragonfly Treasure
    on Sep 24, 2018

    Get a bag of blood meal from the nursery, spread through garden. The squirrels don't like blood smell at all and it also is a mild fertilizer

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