How can I keep squirrels from ruining fruit from my Mango Trees??

by Sandrea
I have some Mango Trees but when they start to bear fruit the squirrels get up there just before the Mangos ripen, and bite into them and throw them on the ground, so they are no good for us to use. What can we do to keep them from getting to the fruit and destroying it before we can get it??

  5 answers
    • Sandrea Sandrea on May 12, 2018

      Thank you Janet.....will give some of those ideas a try.

  • Astra Van Heest Astra Van Heest on May 11, 2018

    Try putting a "collar" around it, the way it is done for bird-feeding stations to discourage squirrels from feeding.

    • Sandrea Sandrea on May 11, 2018

      Unfortunately there are lots of trees and those pesky squirrels can fly across from one tree another (way up high). Do you have any other suggestions. We tried also to tie CD disks to branches to scare them off but that didn't work either.

  • Leslie Leslie on May 12, 2018

    Sandrea, There is fruit tree netting that you can safely cover your trees with until the fruit ripens. There are also other methods you can research by Googling :) Good luck

  • Sandrea Sandrea on May 12, 2018

    Thank you Leslie....I will look for that netting.

  • Patrick Patrick on Mar 14, 2022

    I tried every suggestion from that link and also hanging old CD’s, attached lose aluminum foil etc. Works for a while but they’re smart and figure out after a few days. I even wrapped a big rubber snake around the trunk…five days later they were stepping on it!!!

    One thing that works for me to stop rodents and birds is to use steel wire mesh bags like the ones on the website QYFIRST (or type QYFIRST in the Amazon search bar). I use them to protect my mangos and avocados and no loss of fruits since I started using them. I even protect my tomatoes from rats with them. They can’t chew the steel mesh. Works perfect!