How can you keep squirrels from eating eggplants 🍆

Cheri Redgrave
by Cheri Redgrave
  5 answers
  • Mary Mary on Jun 21, 2017

    Might want to try Hot Pepper Wax spray. The wax keeps the Hot Pepper on the leaves so you don't have to reapply it after it rains. You will probably have to order it on-line. I have not found it in any store. I have not used it yet but it seems logical. Or you can try Mold Balls crystals and spread it around the plant. That I have done in my garden and they leave it my plants alone. Crystals are found in the laundry department in stores.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 21, 2017

    Try making a hot pepper and garlic spray and apply blood meal

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jun 21, 2017

    Hi Cheri, Short of just caging your plants in (with a lidded chicken wire cage) as far as I've learned in my short 64 years of life, there really is NO way of keeping squirrels away from any food source EXCEPT by scaring the buh-geezus out of them HAH! (I feel badly for them but it is rather funny to watch at times). In my yard I have tried to make a 'sacrificial' pile of goodies as far from the garden as possible (includes nuts, fruits, bread crusts, stale biscuits, etc ... I guess some folks would call this a compost pile but it's really not THAT big. Anyway, perhaps you could alo put some shiny, flappy aluminum something tied at different heights to sticks throughout the garden (like pot pie tins, "tin foil" snakes, etc. Effective during the day with sunlight flashing off of them, and at night beecause of the movement). Squirrels ARE afraid of owls and snakes as well as people -- hey how about a few small garden "ghosts" for scaring them off during the day with the slightet breeze? You may have to relocate a few of them from time to time. .... Well, Good Luck Cheri, and thank you for coming to Hometalk for help :)

  • FL FL on Jun 21, 2017


  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 21, 2017

    I put down cayenne pepper and Irish spring grated down and renew if it rains or disappears. If all else fails I have luck with putting down mouse traps baited with peanut butter and the snapping scares the bejesus out of them and they avoid that area like the plague for a while. The traps are too small to catch them. I also put a whole lot of pinwheels in the garden to try to help(they are about a foot across), I found them at the dollar store this spring. They go quick, so they can be hard to find.